Turów Zgorzelec

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Turów Zgorzelec
Turów Zgorzelec logo
LeaguesPLK
Founded1964
Dissolved2018
History
ArenaPGE Turów Arena
Capacity3,500
LocationZgorzelec, Poland
Championships1 Polish Championship
1 Polish Supercup
Websitewww.ksturow.eu/en/

PGE Turów Zgorzelec was a Polish professional basketball team that was based in Zgorzelec. The club played in the Polish League (PLK). It won the Polish championship once, in the 2013–14 season.

The club's home court for domestic Polish League games was the PGE Turów Arena. The club was sponsored by the PGE Group, and they are also the club's name sponsor as well. In 2018, the club was dissolved after main sponsor PGE Group pulled back their sponsoring.[1]

History[edit]

PGE playing in the Centrum Sportowego in 2008

The original athletic club was founded in 1948, as an athletic association with a football club in Bogatynia, called KS Miner Turoszów. In 1961, the club changed its name to Sports Club Turów. In June 1964, the athletic club added a sailing team. Then also in 1964, the athletic club formed the men's basketball section. Then in 1965, the club moved from Bogatynia to Zgorzelec.

The club was promoted to the Polish Premier League in 1978. After one season in the top division, Turów played in the lower Polish leagues for 25 years. The club won the Polish second division title in 2004, and was them promoted to up to the Polish first division once again.

In 2006, the basketball section took the name of KKS Turów Zgorzelec S.A, and the sailing club became a separate sports association called Sports Club Turów Zgorzelec. In 2007, the club reached a sponsorship agreement with PGE Group, and thus the club's name sponsor has been PGE Turów Zgorzelec since then.

Between 2007 and 2013, the club had 5 Polish League Finals appearances in the Tauron Basket Liga. However, the team lost in each of those finals appearances against Prokom Trefl Sopot / Asseco Prokom Gdynia.

Turów players celebrating after their first title in 2014

In 2014, Turów won the Tauron Basket Liga championship, after they defeated Zielona Góra in the Finals 4–2. J.P. Prince led the team the whole season, and was rewarded with the PLK Most Valuable Player award. The 34-year-old veteran Filip Dylewicz was chosen as the 2014 PLK Finals MVP.

To add to the positive developments around the club, the team qualified for the 2014–15 Euroleague season. It would be the first appearance of the club on this level, and Turów is just the fourth Polish club to ever play in the Euroleague.

In July 2018, Turów withdrew from the PLK and was disestablished after PGE Group stopped financing the club.[1]

Arenas[edit]

Turów Zgorzelec played its domestic Polish League home games at the 1,500 seat capacity Centrum Sportowe. For European cup games, which require arenas with larger seating capacities, like the Eurocup (3,000 seating minimum requirement) and the Euroleague (5,000 seating minimum requirement), the club could play its home games at either the 6,080 seat CRS Hala Zielona Góra or the 9,000 seat Tipsport Arena.

In 2014, Turów opened the PGE Turów Arena, its new home court with a capacity for 3,500 people.

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Polish Cup Other leagues European competitions
2005–06 1 PLK 7th
2006–07 1 PLK 2nd Semifinalist
2007–08 1 PLK 2nd Semifinalist 2 ULEB Cup QF
2008–09 1 PLK 2nd Semifinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2009–10 1 PLK 5th Runner–up 2 Eurocup RS
2010–11 1 PLK 2nd Semifinalist
2011–12 1 PLK 4th Semifinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2012–13 1 PLK 2nd Semifinalist United League 8th
2013–14 1 PLK 1st Runner–up United League 7th
2014–15 1 PLK 2nd Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup EF
2015–16 1 PLK 9th 3 FIBA Europe Cup RS
2016–17 1 PLK 10th
2017–18 1 PLK 8th Semifinalist

Trophies[edit]

Notable players[edit]

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

References[edit]

General

  • "PGE Turów Zgorzelec". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17.

Specific

  1. ^ a b "Wyborcza.pl". wroclaw.wyborcza.pl. Retrieved 13 May 2019.

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