Real Betis Baloncesto
|Coosur Real Betis|
Real Betis Baloncesto
|Team colors||Green, White|
|Head coach||Curro Segura|
|Active departments of Real Betis|
Real Betis Baloncesto S.A.D., also known as Coosur Real Betis for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball team based in Seville, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB. It plays its home games at San Pablo.
Club Deportivo de Baloncesto Sevilla was founded in 1987 when the team bought the seat of Dribling de Madrid in the second division, in that time called Primera División B. In 1989, the team promoted to Liga ACB for the first time ever.
In 1996 and 1999 the club finished the league as runner-up being defeated both times in the finals 0–3 by FC Barcelona.
On 21 July 2016, Baloncesto Sevilla and Real Betis agreed a collaboration agreement for helping the football squad to solve the financial problems of the basketball team. The team would be called Real Betis Energía Plus as a result of the agreement and a new sponsor. On 31 December 2016, Real Betis agreed the buy of the 99.99% of the shares of the club and implemented it on 12 January 2017.
In 2017 the club relegated from Liga ACB for the first time in its history, but remained in the league in application of the precautionary measures issued by the judicial demand of the Andalusian club after the change of the requirements to join the ACB during the pre-season. However, the club was relegated again in the next season after a very poor performance with only seven wins in 34 matches, finishing in the last position of the league table.
On September 6, 2018, the club unanimously approved to take the necessary steps to obtain the pertinent authorization from the Spanish royal house to change its name to Real Betis Baloncesto S.A.D. This change was finally approved on 15 December 2018.
During the 2018–19 season, their first ever in LEB Oro, Real Betis beat the record of biggest winning streak with 17, thus meaning they beat all their league opponents consecutively. The club quickly came back to the top tier after winning the championship with four rounds left.
From 1987 to 2014, the club was sponsored by Caja San Fernando, renamed in 2007 as Cajasol and merged in Banca Cívica years later.
- Caja San Fernando (1987–2007)
- Cajasol (2007–10)
- Cajasol Banca Cívica (2010–2011)
- Banca Cívica (2011–2012)
- Cajasol (2012–2014)
- Baloncesto Sevilla (2014–2016)
- Real Betis Energía Plus (2016–2019)
- Coosur Real Betis (2019–present)
|Real Betis Baloncesto retired numbers|
|9||Raúl Pérez||F||1989–1997, 2002–2006|
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
|Coosur Real Betis roster|
Updated: August 20, 2019
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2||Inactive|
|C||Shayne Whittington||Ebuka Izundu||Mamadou Niang|
|PF||Nacho Martín||Obi Enechionyia||Rinalds Mālmanis|
|SF||K. C. Rivers||Demitrius Conger||Pablo Almazán|
|SG||A. J. Slaughter||Tobias Borg|
|PG||Kenan Sipahi||Albert Oliver|
Colours: Blue = homegrown player; Red = non–FIBA Europe player
- José Alberto Pesquera 1990–1995, 1998
- Aleksandar Petrović 1995–1997
- Salva Maldonado 1997–1998
- Javier Imbroda 1998–2001
- Javier Fijo 2001, 2005
- Marco Crespi 2001–2002
- Gustavo Aranzana 2002–2004
- Velimir Perasović 2004–2005
- Óscar Quintana 2005
- Manel Comas 2005–2007, 2008
- Moncho López 2007
- Rubén Magnano 2007–2008
- Ángel Jareño 2008
- Pedro Martínez 2008–2009
- Joan Plaza 2009–2012
- Aíto García Reneses 2012–2014
- Scott Roth 2014–2015
- Luis Casimiro 2015–2016
- Žan Tabak 2016–2017
- Alejandro Martínez 2017
- Óscar Quintana 2017–2018
- Javier Carrasco 2018
- Curro Segura 2018–present
Season by season
- Could remain in ACB due to a precautionary statement to their judicial demand.
Records and awards
- 29 seasons in ACB
- 3 seasons in the second tier:
- 2 in Primera División B
- 1 in LEB Oro
- LEB Oro: (1)
- Copa Princesa de Asturias: (1)
- Andalusia Cup: (5)
- 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2009
- Michael Anderson – 1996
- Raúl Pérez – 2003
- Tomáš Satoranský – 2010
- Kristaps Porziņģis – 2015
- Tariq Kirksay – 2011
- Paul Davis – 2011
- Raúl Pérez
- Ignacio Romero
- Iván Corrales
- - Mike Smith
- - Chuck Kornegay
- Hernán Jasen
- Chris Anstey
- Martin Cattalini
- Carl English
- Ondřej Balvín
- Tomáš Satoranský
- Darren Phillip
- - Tyrone Ellis
- Patrick Femerling
- Michalis Kakiouzis
- Kristaps Porziņģis
- Donatas Slanina
- Francisco Elson
- Michał Ignerski
- John Holland
- Duško Savanović
- Maurice Ager
- Mike Anderson
- Paul Davis
- Tariq Kirksay
- Hollis Price
- Lou Roe
- Richard Scott
- Clay Tucker
- Andre Turner
- "Relación de SAD | CSD - Consejo Superior de Deportes" (in Spanish). Consejo Superior de Deportes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
- "El Real Betis Balompié y Energía Plus se alían para garantizar el futuro del Baloncesto Sevilla" (in Spanish). Baloncesto Sevilla. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
- "Aprobada la opción de compra del 99,99% de capital social del Club Baloncesto Sevilla" (in Spanish). Real Betis. 31 December 2016.
- "El Real Betis Balompié hace efectiva la opción de compra del 99.99% del capital social del Club Baloncesto Sevilla" (in Spanish). Real Betis. 12 January 2017.
- "Comunicado oficial de la Asamblea General ACB" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
- "El Betis Baloncesto, pendiente de la Casa Real". Diario de Sevilla (in Spanish). 6 September 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
- "OFICIAL | Aprobado en Junta General el cambio de denominación social del Club, que pasa a llamarse Real Betis Baloncesto S.A.D." (in Spanish). Real Betis Baloncesto. 15 December 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
- "El Betis encadena 17 triunfos y bate el récord histórico de la Liga LEB" (in Spanish). La Vanguardia. 27 January 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
- "Coosur, nuevo patrocinador principal del Real Betis Baloncesto". realbetisbalompie (in Spanish). 4 July 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.