Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz
#3 Guard United States of America 1990 Height: 1.85
#4 Forward Spain 1993 Height: 2.04
#5 Guard France 1987 Height: 1.96
#6 Center Croatia 1990 Height: 2.11
#7 Forward Georgia 1991 Height: 2.06
#8 Forward Hungary 1989 Height: 2.00
#9 Center Greece 1983 Height: 2.15
#11 Guard Slovenia 1990 Height: 1.96
#12 Center Spain 1995 Height: 2.11
#14 Forward France 1988 Height: 2.10
#20 Guard United States of America 1989 Height: 1.89
#33 Forward Spain 1984 Height: 2.00
#42 Forward Latvia 1992 Height: 2.05
Head coach Croatia 1965
EuroLeague 2015-16
Accumulated Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ADAMS, DARIUS 29 29 730:29 383 65/135 70/207 43/52 4 59 63 117 38 73 3 16 48 96 347
BERTANS, DAVIS 15 8 309:47 118 9/13 27/57 19/21 5 24 29 14 6 12 6   42 20 103
BLAZIC, JAKA 29 3 555:03 225 52/107 25/71 46/58 34 59 93 16 18 36 1 12 61 56 187
BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 29 0 727:10 421 106/192 31/81 116/143 49 202 251 65 22 55 24 10 69 126 612
CAUSEUR, FABIEN 21 20 592:47 216 43/88 32/81 34/42 9 56 65 42 23 35 6 7 36 60 232
CORBACHO, ALBERTO 21 1 222:33 71 9/11 17/54 2/2 6 17 23 8 3 7 1   20 7 47
DIOP, MAMADOU 4 0 9:49 4 0/2 1/3 1/2 1 1 2     1   1 2 1 -2
DIOP, ILIMANE 27 13 247:28 70 23/47   24/28 23 33 56 4 6 15 15 3 67 27 65
HANGA, ADAM 27 27 783:38 222 59/107 17/61 53/75 27 112 139 45 38 31 33 4 60 85 353
JAMES, MIKE 29 0 615:35 289 73/160 35/95 38/44 15 60 75 78 17 31 3 8 38 61 293
KANGUR, KRISTJAN 6 0 77:26 12 3/6 1/3 3/6 3 8 11 5   5     9 5 11
PLANINIC, DARKO 25 16 227:56 78 29/53   20/27 24 28 52 6 4 31 1 6 45 34 62
SHENGELIA, TORNIKE 9 7 174:44 82 23/41 7/14 15/22 9 25 34 11 7 18 5 2 15 22 94
TILLIE, KIM 29 21 650:35 175 59/117 8/30 33/46 45 66 111 25 28 34 7 6 79 49 183
Totals     5925:00 2366 553/1079 271/757 447/568 297 792 1089 436 210 395 106 75 591 650 2663
Average     204:18 81.58 51.3% 35.8% 78.7% 10.24 27.31 37.55 15.03 7.24 13.62 3.65 2.58 20.37 22.41 91.82
Average Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ADAMS, DARIUS 29 29 25:11 13.2 48.1% 33.8% 82.7% 0.1 2 2.2 4 1.3 2.5 0.1 0.6 1.7 3.3 12
BERTANS, DAVIS 15 8 20:39 7.9 69.2% 47.4% 90.5% 0.3 1.6 1.9 0.9 0.4 0.8 0.4   2.8 1.3 6.9
BLAZIC, JAKA 29 3 19:08 7.8 48.6% 35.2% 79.3% 1.2 2 3.2 0.6 0.6 1.2   0.4 2.1 1.9 6.4
BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 29 0 25:04 14.5 55.2% 38.3% 81.1% 1.7 7 8.7 2.2 0.8 1.9 0.8 0.3 2.4 4.3 21.1
CAUSEUR, FABIEN 21 20 28:13 10.3 48.9% 39.5% 81% 0.4 2.7 3.1 2 1.1 1.7 0.3 0.3 1.7 2.9 11
CORBACHO, ALBERTO 21 1 10:35 3.4 81.8% 31.5% 100% 0.3 0.8 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.3     1 0.3 2.2
DIOP, MAMADOU 4 0 2:27 1   33.3% 50% 0.3 0.3 0.5     0.3   0.3 0.5 0.3 -0.5
DIOP, ILIMANE 27 13 9:09 2.6 48.9%   85.7% 0.9 1.2 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.1 2.5 1 2.4
HANGA, ADAM 27 27 29:01 8.2 55.1% 27.9% 70.7% 1 4.1 5.1 1.7 1.4 1.1 1.2 0.1 2.2 3.1 13.1
JAMES, MIKE 29 0 21:13 10 45.6% 36.8% 86.4% 0.5 2.1 2.6 2.7 0.6 1.1 0.1 0.3 1.3 2.1 10.1
KANGUR, KRISTJAN 6 0 12:54 2 50% 33.3% 50% 0.5 1.3 1.8 0.8   0.8     1.5 0.8 1.8
PLANINIC, DARKO 25 16 9:07 3.1 54.7%   74.1% 1 1.1 2.1 0.2 0.2 1.2   0.2 1.8 1.4 2.5
SHENGELIA, TORNIKE 9 7 19:24 9.1 56.1% 50% 68.2% 1 2.8 3.8 1.2 0.8 2 0.6 0.2 1.7 2.4 10.4
TILLIE, KIM 29 21 22:26 6 50.4% 26.7% 71.7% 1.6 2.3 3.8 0.9 1 1.2 0.2 0.2 2.7 1.7 6.3
Average     204:18 81.58 51.3% 35.8% 78.7% 10.24 27.31 37.55 15.03 7.24 13.62 3.65 2.58 20.37 22.41 91.82
Accumulated Statistics - Final Four
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ADAMS, DARIUS 2 2 70:06 44 6/8 10/25 2/3 1 7 8 13 1 6     4 11 49
BERTANS, DAVIS 2 2 50:26 15 2/4 3/9 2/2 1 1 2 2 1 1     5 4 10
BLAZIC, JAKA 2 0 34:53 13 5/10 0/2 3/3 3 2 5 1 2 3   1 4 4 10
BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 2 0 51:02 27 7/10 3/6 4/8 1 11 12 3 1 6 2 2 4 9 32
CAUSEUR, FABIEN 1 0 3:13     0/1                   1   -2
CORBACHO, ALBERTO 1 0 9:04 3   1/3         1   1     1    
DIOP, ILIMANE 2 0 9:38 4 2/5     1 2 3   2 1     4 1 2
HANGA, ADAM 2 2 69:24 13 3/6 1/5 4/8 2 10 12 1 1 5 1 1 6 8 13
JAMES, MIKE 2 0 45:43 8 4/12 0/4   1 1 2 6 1 1   1 4 2 1
PLANINIC, DARKO 2 2 20:04 5 1/1   3/4 2 2 4 1   2     3 2 6
TILLIE, KIM 2 2 61:27 20 6/8 0/1 8/11 2 7 9 2 3 1 1 1 4 7 30
Totals     425:00 152 36/64 18/56 26/39 18 47 65 30 12 27 4 6 40 48 159
Average     212:30 76 56.3% 32.1% 66.7% 9 23.5 32.5 15 6 13.5 2 3 20 24 79.5
Average Statistics - Final Four
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ADAMS, DARIUS 2 2 35:03 22 75% 40% 66.7% 0.5 3.5 4 6.5 0.5 3     2 5.5 24.5
BERTANS, DAVIS 2 2 25:13 7.5 50% 33.3% 100% 0.5 0.5 1 1 0.5 0.5     2.5 2 5
BLAZIC, JAKA 2 0 17:26 6.5 50%   100% 1.5 1 2.5 0.5 1 1.5   0.5 2 2 5
BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 2 0 25:31 13.5 70% 50% 50% 0.5 5.5 6 1.5 0.5 3 1 1 2 4.5 16
CAUSEUR, FABIEN 1 0 3:13                         1   -2
CORBACHO, ALBERTO 1 0 9:04 3   33.3%         1   1     1    
DIOP, ILIMANE 2 0 4:49 2 40%     0.5 1 1.5   1 0.5     2 0.5 1
HANGA, ADAM 2 2 34:42 6.5 50% 20% 50% 1 5 6 0.5 0.5 2.5 0.5 0.5 3 4 6.5
JAMES, MIKE 2 0 22:51 4 33.3%     0.5 0.5 1 3 0.5 0.5   0.5 2 1 0.5
PLANINIC, DARKO 2 2 10:02 2.5 100%   75% 1 1 2 0.5   1     1.5 1 3
TILLIE, KIM 2 2 30:43 10 75%   72.7% 1 3.5 4.5 1 1.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 2 3.5 15
Average     212:30 76 56.3% 32.1% 66.7% 9 23.5 32.5 15 6 13.5 2 3 20 24 79.5
Accumulated Statistics - Playoffs
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ADAMS, DARIUS 3 3 98:54 68 10/20 12/32 12/14   9 9 9 3 6   1 4 16 62
BERTANS, DAVIS 3 3 102:13 33 3/3 6/16 9/10   12 12 8 5 3 1   7 8 46
BLAZIC, JAKA 3 2 70:50 15 2/11 2/10 5/7 5 6 11 3 1 4   3 5 7 6
BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 3 0 86:43 38 8/21 3/8 13/16   18 18 10 2 6 5 1 9 10 46
CORBACHO, ALBERTO 3 0 29:24 8 1/1 2/3   2 4 6 2         2   13
DIOP, ILIMANE 2 1 9:01 2 1/1       1 1     1     7 1 -4
HANGA, ADAM 1 1 22:53 10 2/4 2/4     2 2 1 1 1 2     4 15
JAMES, MIKE 3 0 88:56 44 9/18 7/15 5/5 2 15 17 11 4 4 2 1 3 7 60
PLANINIC, DARKO 3 2 29:16 15 5/11   5/6 7 2 9 1 1 4   4 8 6 9
TILLIE, KIM 3 3 86:50 17 6/14 1/4 2/4 10 9 19 2 3 5 4 2 10 7 22
Totals     625:00 250 47/104 35/92 51/62 31 81 112 47 20 36 14 12 55 66 281
Average     208:20 83.33 45.2% 38% 82.3% 10.33 27 37.33 15.66 6.66 12 4.66 4 18.33 22 93.66
Average Statistics - Playoffs
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ADAMS, DARIUS 3 3 32:58 22.7 50% 37.5% 85.7%   3 3 3 1 2   0.3 1.3 5.3 20.7
BERTANS, DAVIS 3 3 34:04 11 100% 37.5% 90%   4 4 2.7 1.7 1 0.3   2.3 2.7 15.3
BLAZIC, JAKA 3 2 23:36 5 18.2% 20% 71.4% 1.7 2 3.7 1 0.3 1.3   1 1.7 2.3 2
BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 3 0 28:54 12.7 38.1% 37.5% 81.3%   6 6 3.3 0.7 2 1.7 0.3 3 3.3 15.3
CORBACHO, ALBERTO 3 0 9:48 2.7 100% 66.7%   0.7 1.3 2 0.7         0.7   4.3
DIOP, ILIMANE 2 1 4:30 1 100%       0.5 0.5     0.5     3.5 0.5 -2
HANGA, ADAM 1 1 22:53 10 50% 50%     2 2 1 1 1 2     4 15
JAMES, MIKE 3 0 29:38 14.7 50% 46.7% 100% 0.7 5 5.7 3.7 1.3 1.3 0.7 0.3 1 2.3 20
PLANINIC, DARKO 3 2 9:45 5 45.5%   83.3% 2.3 0.7 3 0.3 0.3 1.3   1.3 2.7 2 3
TILLIE, KIM 3 3 28:56 5.7 42.9% 25% 50% 3.3 3 6.3 0.7 1 1.7 1.3 0.7 3.3 2.3 7.3
Average     208:20 83.33 45.2% 38% 82.3% 10.33 27 37.33 15.66 6.66 12 4.66 4 18.33 22 93.66
Accumulated Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ADAMS, DARIUS 14 14 341:43 150 30/71 25/85 15/21 2 23 25 56 19 43 1 9 26 40 106
BERTANS, DAVIS 10 3 157:08 70 4/6 18/32 8/9 4 11 15 4   8 5   30 8 47
BLAZIC, JAKA 14 1 267:06 107 25/43 11/30 24/28 15 28 43 3 7 14 1 5 32 28 97
BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 14 0 342:23 206 52/90 16/47 54/66 21 104 125 30 10 25 7 3 32 61 298
CAUSEUR, FABIEN 11 11 323:37 115 23/47 18/51 15/16 7 31 38 23 11 20 2 5 22 26 110
CORBACHO, ALBERTO 7 0 49:12 13 3/3 2/11 1/1 2 6 8 1   2     1 2 12
DIOP, MAMADOU 1 0 1:45     0/1                       -1
DIOP, ILIMANE 13 12 154:59 38 12/22   14/16 12 21 33 2 3 7 11 2 37 15 44
HANGA, ADAM 14 14 441:55 124 30/59 10/32 34/44 21 69 90 25 22 19 19 2 30 51 219
JAMES, MIKE 14 0 265:57 133 36/73 16/38 13/16 7 20 27 35 5 16   3 14 23 128
PLANINIC, DARKO 10 2 71:54 28 11/17   6/10 6 10 16 1 2 12 1 1 9 14 30
SHENGELIA, TORNIKE 5 5 108:23 50 17/28 2/7 10/12 4 17 21 7 3 10 3 1 10 12 57
TILLIE, KIM 14 8 298:58 76 25/54 4/15 14/20 23 26 49 10 13 20 2 2 38 23 67
Totals     2825:00 1110 268/513 122/349 208/259 143 386 529 197 95 202 52 33 281 304 1248
Average     201:47 79.28 52.2% 35% 80.3% 10.21 27.57 37.78 14.07 6.78 14.42 3.71 2.35 20.07 21.71 89.14
Average Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ADAMS, DARIUS 14 14 24:24 10.7 42.3% 29.4% 71.4% 0.1 1.6 1.8 4 1.4 3.1 0.1 0.6 1.9 2.9 7.6
BERTANS, DAVIS 10 3 15:42 7 66.7% 56.3% 88.9% 0.4 1.1 1.5 0.4   0.8 0.5   3 0.8 4.7
BLAZIC, JAKA 14 1 19:04 7.6 58.1% 36.7% 85.7% 1.1 2 3.1 0.2 0.5 1 0.1 0.4 2.3 2 6.9
BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 14 0 24:27 14.7 57.8% 34% 81.8% 1.5 7.4 8.9 2.1 0.7 1.8 0.5 0.2 2.3 4.4 21.3
CAUSEUR, FABIEN 11 11 29:25 10.5 48.9% 35.3% 93.8% 0.6 2.8 3.5 2.1 1 1.8 0.2 0.5 2 2.4 10
CORBACHO, ALBERTO 7 0 7:01 1.9 100% 18.2% 100% 0.3 0.9 1.1 0.1   0.3     0.1 0.3 1.7
DIOP, MAMADOU 1 0 1:45                             -1
DIOP, ILIMANE 13 12 11:55 2.9 54.5%   87.5% 0.9 1.6 2.5 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.8 0.2 2.8 1.2 3.4
HANGA, ADAM 14 14 31:33 8.9 50.8% 31.3% 77.3% 1.5 4.9 6.4 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.4 0.1 2.1 3.6 15.6
JAMES, MIKE 14 0 18:59 9.5 49.3% 42.1% 81.3% 0.5 1.4 1.9 2.5 0.4 1.1   0.2 1 1.6 9.1
PLANINIC, DARKO 10 2 7:11 2.8 64.7%   60% 0.6 1 1.6 0.1 0.2 1.2 0.1 0.1 0.9 1.4 3
SHENGELIA, TORNIKE 5 5 21:40 10 60.7% 28.6% 83.3% 0.8 3.4 4.2 1.4 0.6 2 0.6 0.2 2 2.4 11.4
TILLIE, KIM 14 8 21:21 5.4 46.3% 26.7% 70% 1.6 1.9 3.5 0.7 0.9 1.4 0.1 0.1 2.7 1.6 4.8
Average     201:47 79.28 52.2% 35% 80.3% 10.21 27.57 37.78 14.07 6.78 14.42 3.71 2.35 20.07 21.71 89.14
Accumulated Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ADAMS, DARIUS 10 10 219:46 121 19/36 23/65 14/14 1 20 21 39 15 18 2 6 14 29 130
BLAZIC, JAKA 10 0 182:14 90 20/43 12/29 14/20 11 23 34 9 8 15   3 20 17 74
BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 10 0 247:02 150 39/71 9/20 45/53 27 69 96 22 9 18 10 4 24 46 236
CAUSEUR, FABIEN 9 9 265:57 101 20/41 14/29 19/26 2 25 27 19 12 15 4 2 13 34 124
CORBACHO, ALBERTO 10 1 134:53 47 5/7 12/37 1/1 2 7 9 4 3 4 1   16 5 22
DIOP, ILIMANE 10 0 73:50 26 8/19   10/12 10 9 19 2 1 6 4 1 19 10 23
DIOP, MAMADOU 3 0 8:04 4 0/2 1/2 1/2 1 1 2     1   1 2 1 -1
HANGA, ADAM 10 10 249:26 75 24/38 4/20 15/23 4 31 35 18 14 6 11 1 24 22 106
JAMES, MIKE 10 0 214:59 104 24/57 12/38 20/23 5 24 29 26 7 10 1 3 17 29 104
KANGUR, KRISTJAN 6 0 77:26 12 3/6 1/3 3/6 3 8 11 5   5     9 5 11
PLANINIC, DARKO 10 10 106:42 30 12/24   6/7 9 14 23 3 1 13   1 25 12 17
SHENGELIA, TORNIKE 4 2 66:21 32 6/13 5/7 5/10 5 8 13 4 4 8 2 1 5 10 37
TILLIE, KIM 10 8 203:20 62 22/41 3/10 9/11 10 24 34 11 9 8   1 27 12 64
Totals     2050:00 854 202/398 96/260 162/208 105 278 383 162 83 130 36 24 215 232 975
Average     205:00 85.4 50.8% 36.9% 77.9% 10.5 27.8 38.29 16.2 8.3 13 3.6 2.4 21.5 23.2 97.5
Average Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ADAMS, DARIUS 10 10 21:58 12.1 52.8% 35.4% 100% 0.1 2 2.1 3.9 1.5 1.8 0.2 0.6 1.4 2.9 13
BLAZIC, JAKA 10 0 18:13 9 46.5% 41.4% 70% 1.1 2.3 3.4 0.9 0.8 1.5   0.3 2 1.7 7.4
BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 10 0 24:42 15 54.9% 45% 84.9% 2.7 6.9 9.6 2.2 0.9 1.8 1 0.4 2.4 4.6 23.6
CAUSEUR, FABIEN 9 9 29:33 11.2 48.8% 48.3% 73.1% 0.2 2.8 3 2.1 1.3 1.7 0.4 0.2 1.4 3.8 13.8
CORBACHO, ALBERTO 10 1 13:29 4.7 71.4% 32.4% 100% 0.2 0.7 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.1   1.6 0.5 2.2
DIOP, ILIMANE 10 0 7:23 2.6 42.1%   83.3% 1 0.9 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.4 0.1 1.9 1 2.3
DIOP, MAMADOU 3 0 2:41 1.3   50% 50% 0.3 0.3 0.7     0.3   0.3 0.7 0.3 -0.3
HANGA, ADAM 10 10 24:56 7.5 63.2% 20% 65.2% 0.4 3.1 3.5 1.8 1.4 0.6 1.1 0.1 2.4 2.2 10.6
JAMES, MIKE 10 0 21:29 10.4 42.1% 31.6% 87% 0.5 2.4 2.9 2.6 0.7 1 0.1 0.3 1.7 2.9 10.4
KANGUR, KRISTJAN 6 0 12:54 2 50% 33.3% 50% 0.5 1.3 1.8 0.8   0.8     1.5 0.8 1.8
PLANINIC, DARKO 10 10 10:40 3 50%   85.7% 0.9 1.4 2.3 0.3 0.1 1.3   0.1 2.5 1.2 1.7
SHENGELIA, TORNIKE 4 2 16:35 8 46.2% 71.4% 50% 1.3 2 3.3 1 1 2 0.5 0.3 1.3 2.5 9.3
TILLIE, KIM 10 8 20:20 6.2 53.7% 30% 81.8% 1 2.4 3.4 1.1 0.9 0.8   0.1 2.7 1.2 6.4
Average     205:00 85.4 50.8% 36.9% 77.9% 10.5 27.8 38.29 16.2 8.3 13 3.6 2.4 21.5 23.2 97.5
Club info

It was an important season for KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz with the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four taking place on its home court, Fernando Buesa Arena. Baskonia had a lot of ups and downs in the 2017-18 season. A slow start caused Baskonia to part ways with head coach Pedro Martinez and bring back club legend Velimir Perasovic to replace him. Baskonia kept struggling on the road, but won 10 of its last 11 regular season games - including victories against playoff-bound teams CSKA Moscow, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens and Real Madrid - to reach the playoffs from sixth place. Baskonia managed to do something no team had done in over a decade - steal home-court advantage in a playoff series against CSKA, but the Russian powerhouse recovered with back-to-back wins at Buesa Arena to qualify for the Final Four and eventually win the title. Vincent Poirier was chosen to the All-EuroLeague Second Team. Baskonia had early exits in its two main domestic competitions; it lost against Divina Seguros Joventut Badalona in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals and against Tecynconta Zaragoza in the Spanish League quarterfinals. Expect Baskonia to be hungrier than ever with its trademark character on display in the 2019-20 season.

EuroLeague

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2018-19 EuroLeague 16-18 Playoffs
2017-18 EuroLeague 17-17 Playoffs
2016-17 EuroLeague 17-16 Playoffs
2015-16 EuroLeague 18-11 Semifinals
2014-15 EuroLeague 11-13 Top 16
2013-14 EuroLeague 11-13 Top 16
2012-13 EuroLeague 13-15 Playoffs
2011-12 EuroLeague 5-5 Regular Season
2010-11 EuroLeague 10-10 Playoffs
2009-10 EuroLeague 11-9 Playoffs
2008-09 EuroLeague 14-7 Playoffs
2007-08 EuroLeague 16-9 Semifinals
2006-07 EuroLeague 20-4 Semifinals
2005-06 EuroLeague 18-7 Semifinals
2004-05 EuroLeague 13-11 Runner-up
2003-04 EuroLeague 13-7 Top 16
2002-03 EuroLeague 11-9 Top 16
2001-02 EuroLeague 13-7 Top 16
2000-01 EuroLeague 15-7 Runner-up
TOTAL: 457 262-195
History

"Baskonia Character" is the motto that this club lives by and continues to strive for every season. Saski Baskonia was founded in 1959 and started playing in Spain's first division in the 1970s. The club's first trophy did not come until 1995 when Velimir Perasovic shined in the Spanish Copa del Rey. Vitoria also reached the Saporta Cup finals in 1994 and 1995 and finally lifted that trophy in 1996 after downing PAOK Thessaloniki behind 31 points from Ramon Rivas. The club, then called Tau Ceramica, reached its first Spanish League finals in 1998 and added a second Copa del Rey in 1999. The turn of the century led to instant success in the EuroLeague. Elmer Bennett and Victor Alexander led Tau to the 2001 EuroLeague finals before losing to Kinder Bologna in a do-or-die Game 5. In 2002, with Dejan Tomasevic as its new star, Tau won the Copa del Rey and its first Spanish League championship. Luis Scola led Tau to Copa del Rey triumphs in 2004 and 2006 and the team did well in the EuroLeague too. Tau reached the Final Four in four consecutive seasons, from 2005 through 2008. In 2005, Tau upset favored host CSKA Moscow in the semifinals, but couldn't overcome defending champ Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv in the championship game. It proved to be the team’s last EuroLeague title game, as Maccabi, Panathinaikos Athens and CSKA stopped Tau in the semifinals from 2006 to 2008. The club bounced back to win its second Spanish League title in 2008 by downing Barcelona in the finals behind an outstanding Pete Mickeal. Tau added another Copa del Rey in 2009 before changing its name to Caja Laboral – which became Laboral Kutxa late in the 2012-13 season. In 2010, Laboral conquered a third Spanish League championship by sweeping Barcelona on a memorable series-winning three-point play by Fernando San Emeterio. There have not been any more titles since, but the fact that Fernando Buesa Arena was expanded to 15,504 seats and the many initiatives the club continues to put into practice show that Baskonia is always moving forward. The club reached the EuroLeague Playoffs in 2011 and 2012 and reached the Top 16 14 times in 15 years. After a stellar 2015-16 season that marked its return to the Final Four, the team managed to rack up to 17 wins in the new regular season format before suffering a series sweep against CSKA in the playoffs. Baskonia returned to the EuroLeague Playoffs in each of the last two seasons, in which big men Toko Shengelia (2018) and Vincent Poirier (2019) earned All-EuroLeague honors, but the team did not go past this stage. No more domestic trophies arrived, but now that Vitoria-Gasteiz got to see what hosting a Final Four is all about, the club and an entire basketball city will be ready for new challenges.

Trophy Case

Saporta Cup: 1996
Spanish National League: 2002, 2008, 2010
Spanish National Cup "Copa del Rey": 1995, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009
Spanish Supercup "Supercopa": 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
# Player Pos. H.
3 JAMES, MIKE G 1.85
4 DIOP, MAMADOU F 2.04
5 CAUSEUR, FABIEN G 1.96
6 PLANINIC, DARKO C 2.11
7 SHENGELIA, TORNIKE F 2.06
8 HANGA, ADAM F 2.00
9 BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS C 2.15
11 BLAZIC, JAKA G 1.96
12 DIOP, ILIMANE C 2.11
14 TILLIE, KIM F 2.10
20 ADAMS, DARIUS G 1.89
33 CORBACHO, ALBERTO F 2.00
42 BERTANS, DAVIS F 2.05
President:
Jose Antonio Querejeta
Club Address:
Fernando Buesa Arena, Zurbano 01013 Vitoria-Gasteiz - Spain
Arena:
BUESA ARENA
Ctra. Zurbano s/n, 01013 Vitoria