JuveCaserta Basket

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JuveCaserta
JuveCaserta logo
LeaguesSerie A2 Basket
Founded1951; 68 years ago (1951)
HistoryS.C. Juventus Caserta
1951–1998
JuveCaserta Basket
2004–present
ArenaPalaMaggiò
Capacity6,387
LocationCaserta, Campania, Italy
Team colorsWhite and Black
         
PresidentRaffaele Iavazzi
OwnershipFortune Investment & Consulting (62%)
Raffaele Iavazzi (28%)
Caserta città del basket (10%)
Championships1 Italian Championships
1 Italian Cup
Websitejuvecaserta.it

JuveCaserta Basket (sometimes spelled Juve Caserta Basket), also known as Pasta Reggia Caserta after its title sponsor, is an Italian professional basketball team based in Caserta, Campania. The team currently plays in the Serie D, the fifth tier of Italian basketball.

For past club sponsorship names, see sponsorship names.

History[edit]

JuveCaserta was founded by a group of local enthusiasts in 1951.[1] The name Sporting Club Juventus was chosen by Santino Piccolo, a fan of the homonymous Turin football team. The team started playing on the clay courts of the Liceo Classico Pietro Giannone.

The side played in the 1985–86 and 1986–87 finals of the first division Serie A before finally winning the competition in 1990–91, the first team from the south of Italy to do so. They had earlier won the Italian Cup in 1988 and reached the European Cup Winners' Cup final in 1989.

Following the 1997–98 season, the club went bankrupt. In 2004, two lower-level Caserta-based teams merged under the name of JuveCaserta. That side returned to the Serie A in 2008 after winning the LegaDue promotion playoffs.

The Juvecaserta logo that was introduced in 2004

Finishing in second-place in the league during the 2009–10 season, Caserta reached the playoff semi-finals but lost the series against Armani Jeans Milano 2-3. The next season saw the side lose in the EuroLeague first qualifying round to Russian team Khimki, playing instead in the Eurocup where they reached the quarterfinals where they narrowly lost to UNICS.

In July 2017, Juvecaserta Basket was excluded by CONI from the 2017–18 LBA season, due to financial issues.[2] Vanoli Cremona was reprieved and took the place of Juvecaserta.[3] In the 2017–18 season, the team would play in the Serie D, the fifth tier.

Honours[edit]

Total titles: 2

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (1): 1990–91
Runners-up (2): 1985–86, 1986–87
Winners (1): 1987–88
Runners-up (2): 1983–84, 1988–89

European competitions[edit]

Runners-up (1): 1988–89
Runners-up (1): 1985–86
Semifinalist (1): 1986–87
3rd place (1): 1984

Retired numbers[edit]

JuveCaserta Basket retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure Date Retired
5 Italy Nando Gentile PG 1982–1993, 2003–2004
6 Italy Vincenzo Esposito SG 1984–1993
18 Brazil Oscar Schmidt SF 1982–1990 1990

Notable players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Head coaches[edit]

Sponsorship names[edit]

Throughout the years, due to sponsorship, the club has been known as :

  • Juventus Caserta (no sponsorship, 1975–76 until 1978–79)
  • Il Diario Caserta (1979–80)
  • Latte Matese Caserta (1980–81 until 1981–82)
  • Indesit Caserta (1982–83 until 1984–85)
  • Mobilgirgi Caserta (1985–86 until 1986–87)
  • Snaidero Caserta (1987–88 until 1988–89)
  • Phonola Caserta (1989–90 until 1992–93)
  • Onyx Caserta (1993–94)
  • Pepsi Caserta (2000–01)
  • Centro Energia Caserta (2001)
  • Ellebielle Caserta (2001–02)
  • Centro Energia Caserta (2002–03)
  • Pepsi Caserta (2003–04 until 2007–08)
  • Eldo Caserta (2008–09)
  • Pepsi Caserta (2009–10 until 2010–11)
  • Otto Caserta (2011–12)
  • JuveCaserta (no sponsorship, 2012–13)
  • Pasta Reggia Caserta (2013–14 until 2016–17)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Storia" (in Italian). Juvecaserta Basket. Archived from the original on 8 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Juvecaserta verso l'esclusione dal prossimo campionato di Serie A?" [Juvecaserta is going to be exclude from next LBA season]. sportando.com (in Italian). Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Vanoli ripescata in serie A1" [Vanoli reprieved in Serie A1]. laprovinciacr.it (in Italian). Retrieved 20 August 2017.

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