|Nickname||Vitamini (The Vitamins)|
|Founded||14 August 1991|
KK Hiron Botinec
KK Cedevita Olimpija
KK Cedevita Junior
|Arena||Cedevita Basketball Dome,|
|Team colors||Orange, White, Black, Sky Blue|
|General manager||Tomislav Zebi?|
|Head coach||Marko Trnini?|
|Championships||5 Croatian Championships|
7 Croatian Cups
1 ABA League Supercup
|Retired numbers||1 (45)|
Ko?arka?ki klub Cedevita Junior (English: Cedevita Junior Basketball Club), also known as Cedevita Junior, is a men's basketball club based in Zagreb, Croatia. The team is named after its main sponsor Cedevita.
The Cedevita Junior squads have won 5 National League championships in 5-in-a-row sequence, seven National Cup titles, two National Supercup title, and one Adriatic Supercup title. KK Cedevita is a founding member and shareholder of the Adriatic Basketball Association.
The club was established in Zagreb in 1991 as KK Botinec, later becoming KK Hiron Botinec for sponsorship reasons. From season to season, the club moved up from the lowest levels of competition until it reached the A-1 League in 2002. In its first season of elite competition, it took 5th place in Croatia, behind the well-known clubs KK Cibona, KK Zadar, KK Zagreb and KK Split.
A big step was taken in 2005 when Atlantic Grupa, a strong regional company, became the main sponsor of the club, after which the club was renamed to KK Cedevita. The young and modern board of directors raised the ambitions of the club, which achieved great success first in the 09-10 Season when it finished at 3rd place in the Croatian league (in the semi-final playoffs Zadar-Cedevita 2-1), played the semi-finals of the Croatian Cup along with taking 7th place in the strong regional Adriatic League as newcomer. Super Season, with the greatest success in Europe, is 10-11 with 3rd place in EuroCup in very first appearance in the competition of that level. Cedevita played EuroCup Final Four after victorious trip near Dynamo Moscow, Aris, Azovmash, Hemofarm Stada, Gran Canaria and Asefa Estiudiantes in Zagreb and Azovmash, Hapoel Galil Gilboa, Unics, Gran Canaria, Estudiantes and Benetton on the road. After a regular 1st place in the Croatian league, Cedevita won Cibona in semi-final playoffs but lost The Finals against Zagreb CO. Also, Cedevita again took 7th place in Adriatic league. First trophies came in 11-12 season with Cup Dra?en Petrovi? and Croatian National Cup Kre?imir ?osi?, also with the finals of the ABA league. First Croatian Champions title Croatian league came in the 13-14 season, also with the second Cup Kre?imir ?osi? title and the second finals in the ABA league. Cedevita took two U-18 and one Under-16 Croatian Championships titles.
But one of the best Season, with the greatest success, is 2011-12, with first-ever Trophies for the team. After winning of the Cup Dra?en Petrovi? (Croatian Supercup) against Zagreb, Cedevita took Croatian Cup Kre?imir ?osi? for the first time in history, again against Zagreb in The Finals. After playing in Europe, beating French Champion Elan Chalon in qualifications, Cedevita finished the competition in the group, with strong Spartak St. Petersburg, Benetton Treviso, and Bayern. But the real success was 2nd place in the regular season of Adriatic league and crown came with great Finals in Tel Aviv, victory against Partizan in semi-finals and lose against Maccabi Tel Aviv in the finals. With that result, Cedevita had Euroleague place in her pocket. After 2nd place in the Croatian league, Cedevita won Split in semi-final playoffs but lost The Finals against Cibona.
Since 2005, the club has been led by great coaches such as the former coach of the Croatian National Team Sre?ko Medvedec, former Olympic Silver Medalist from Seoul and best scorer of the Euroleague Zdravko Radulovi?, former Yugoslavian National Team player Slobodan Suboti?, former coach of Olympiacos and Panathinaikos and Aleksandar Petrovi?, National Team player and later Croatian National Team coach (brother of the famous Dra?en Petrovi?) who became the best Eurocup coach in the 2010-11 season. Today, sitting on Cedevita's bench is current National Team of Croatia coach Jasmin Repe?a who came in 13-14 season and will lead the team in 14-15 season.
Before Repe?a coach was in 2012-13 four-time European Champion with Jugoplastika Split, Limoges and Panathinaikos, great Bo?idar Maljkovi?, the successor of the former Croatian champion with Cibona and Belgian champion with Charleroi, Dra?en Anzulovi?, who led Cedevita in season, 2011-12. Over the past few years, former Croatian and Bosnian National team members played for the team, including Slaven Rimac, Jurica ?u?a, Damir Mila?i?, Kre?imir Novosel, Mate Mili?a, Milan Parezanovi?, Pero Dujmovi?, Stipe Modri?, Frano ?olak, alongside several excellent American players such as A. J. Guyton, Marlon Garnett, Adam Harrington, God Shammgod, Vonteego Cummings or Ramel Bradley.
The 2009-10 roster was strong with former Croatian National Team players Andrija ?i?i?, team captain Marino Ba?dari? and Damjan Rude?, B National Team player Tomislav Petrovi?, Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team players Bari?a Krasi? and Ivan Opa?ak, Canadian National Team playmaker Jermaine Anderson and Americans Ricardo Marsh and Thomas Mobley, as well as the Under-20 Croatian National Team player Dino Butorac. In younger selections cadets became Champions of Croatia.
The 2010-11 roster was especially strong with ?i?i?, Ba?dari?, Rude?, Petrovi?, Butorac, and newcomers as former Croatian National Team players Vedran Vuku?i? and Vladimir Krsti?, ex Cibona player Robert Troha and ex BIH National Team player Vedran Princ. EuroCup MVP was American Dontaye Draper, new Croatian National Team member, EuroCup second team member Bracey Wright and center Corsley Edwards. In younger selections, juniors and cadets became vice Champions of Croatia.
Cedevita started 11-12 season's roster was especially strong with the best foreign player ever in Croatia, three times European Champion with CSKA and Bologna, Slovenian National Team player Matja? Smodi?, fine Americans Chris Owens and Chris Warren, ex NBA and National Team player Dalibor Bagari?, new NT players Miro Bilan and Marko Car, along with Draper, Ba?dari?, Princ, Vuku?i?, Petrovi?, Opa?ak. In younger selections, juniors became Champions and cadets vice Champions of Croatia.
12-13 season was marked by the arrival of the four times European Champion, coach Bo?idar Maljkovi? for the first time ever participation of the club in the EuroLeague. Three Croatian National Team members, Marko Tomas, Luk?a Andri? and Luka Babi? joined the club, as well as stars like Mickaël Gelabale or Vlado Ilievski. Cedevita achieved its first victories at the highest level in Europe, but without passing to the TOP 16. After Maljkovi? left the club, Aleksandar Petrovi? became the new coach but he also left the club before the end of the season in the Adriatic League in which Cedevita won the 6th place, enough for the participation in the EuroCup's next season. Before leaving, coach Petrovi? played the Cup finals, and interim coach Jak?a Vuli? reach the semifinals of the Croatian A-1 League play off. In younger selections juniors became vice Champions of Croatia and cadets, young cadets and Under-12 team played in Final fours.
The 2013-14 season started with big change on the bench, with the arrival of Jasmin Repe?a, Croatian National Team coach who led Croatia to the semifinals of European Championships in Slovenia. Repe?a had young but strong defense roster with one of the best young players in Europe, 19-year-old Jusuf Nurki? and 16-year-old Lovro Mazalin. With Bilan, Suton, Tomas, captain Ba?dari? and Babi? from season before, team roster was stronger for occasional NT players Ante Dela?, Tomislav Zub?i? and Ivan Ramljak and two strong Americans Nolan Smith and Allan Ray. BC Cedevita has won Cup Kre?imir ?osi?, against BC Zagreb in the finals 86:68. In EuroCup passed by Elan Chalon, Charleroi and Oldenburg in the second stage, with Bilbao and Dynamo Sassari from a group, and stayed in Top 32 level regardless victories in Zaragoza or Istanbul over Be?ikta?. The club lost two games against Lietuvos Rytas, 83:84 and 75:74. But the best came latter. In great Final four tournament of ABA league in Belgrade, Cedevita defeat Partizan in front of 15,000 home supporters but lost in the finals from Cibona. This final is important because it ensured EuroLeague ticket for 14-15 season. The best came at the end of the season, with the first Croatian Champions title and great 3-0 victory in the series against Cibona. In 13-14 season Cedevita has won the new title in junior competition and became U-18 Croatian Champions.
In the 2014-15 season Cedevita became Croatian Champion again, with a win 3-1 in the playoffs finals vs Cibona, won Croatian Kre?imir ?osi? Cup again and with an ABA league Finals (1-3 against Crvena Zvezda) will play in EuroLeague 15-16. Under-16 team is Croatian Champion, Under-18 team played in the Finals. D?anan Musa is MVP Under-16 European Championship with gold for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Marko Arapovi? is a captain silver Under-19 Croatian Team at World Under-19 Cup with a position in best 5 of the tournament.
The new season 2015-16 with a new coach, Veljko Mr?i? and Gianmarco Pozzecco as assistant coach brings in some of the best seasons ever in 2015-16. Championships title again also Croatian Kre?imir ?osi? Cup with semifinals in ABA league and Top 16 EuroLeague. In the 2016-17 again 4th-time champions with 5th time Croatian Cup, finals of Adriatic ABA League with Top 16 EuroCup. Miro Bilan, Marko Arapovi?, Filip Kru?lin and Luka Babi? played at the Olympic Games in Rio and D?anan Musa became the best scorer of FIBA Under-17 World Cup with Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team. In 2017-18 season the club started with legend player on coach position Jure Zdovc and assistant Slaven Rimac on the bench and first trophy, first ever ABA League Supercup in Bar. This season is a record in Croatia because Cedevita was first in Croatian League (5-th in a row) 2017-18 A-1 League as the senior team, also U-19, U-17 and U-11 team and U-15 vice champions. It was time for a 6-th Croatian Cup Kre?imir ?osi? Cup. After TOP-16 in Eurocup Cedevita reaches semifinals of 2017-18 ABA League. D?anan Musa was EuroCup Basketball Rising Star 2017-18 EuroCup Basketball and ABA League Top Prospect 2017-18 ABA League First Division. In 2018-2019 season first coach will be Sito Alonso. The season was one of the worst in club history - poor results in the ABA League and the EuroCup lead to Alonso's firing and the hiring of former player Slaven Rimac. While the results improved, Cedevita was eliminated in the Top16 of the EuroCup, and the semifinals of the ABA League. Cedevita won Kre?imir ?osi? Cup, but suffered a complete fiasco in the 2018-19 A-1 League, barely qualifying to the finals and getting swept by KK Cibona.
On June 4, 2019, it was announced that Cedevita is about to merge with Slovenian team Olimpija Ljubljana and form Cedevita Olimpija. Some departments of the club, such as the Youth Academy, are planned to stay in Zagreb and continue as KK Cedevita Junior. In June 2019, Cedevita had applied for a change of headquarters from Zagreb to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Upon the decision of resettlement, and followed by the confirmation of both assemblies, Cedevita Zagreb and Olimpija Ljubljana made the association of clubs. KK Cedevita Olimpija was established at the meeting on July 8 in Arena Sto?ice.
Cedevita Junior was established as a new legal entity on May 31, 2019, and registered on June 11 by a local government authority. On June 18, the Croatian Basketball Federation issued a statement where they declined participation of the club in the 2019-20 Croatian League season. In July 2019, Marino Ba?dari? was named a sports director.
Total titles: 15
|National league - 5|
|Croatian League||Winners||5||2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18|
|Runners-up||3||2010-11, 2011-12, 2018-19|
|National cup - 7|
|Kre?imir ?osi? Cup||Winners||7||2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|National supercup - 2|
|Dra?en Petrovi? Cup||Winners||2||2011, 2015|
|Regional competitions - 1|
|Adriatic League (2001-present)||Runners-up||4||2011-12, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17|
|Adriatic Super Cup (2017-present)||Winners||1||2017|
|European competitions - 0|
|Cedevita Zagreb retired numbers|
|Seasons||Adriatic League||Croatian League||Cup||ABA League Supercup||European competitions||Head Coach||Roster|
|2009-10||7th place||3rd place||Semifinalist||N/A||EuroChallenge
|Sr?an Suboti?, Nino Primorac, Bari?a Krasi?, Andrija ?i?i?, Damjan Rude?, Tomislav Petrovi?, Hrvoje Kova?evi?, Jermaine Anderson, Ricardo Marsh, Franko Ka?tropil, Ivan Opa?ak, Dino Butorac, Marino Ba?dari?, Thomas Mobley, Vladimir Kuljanin|
|Aleksandar Petrovi?||Dontaye Draper, Vladimir Krsti?, Robert Troha, Andrija ?i?i?, Damjan Rude?, Tomislav Petrovi?, Hrvoje Kova?evi?, Corsley Edwards, Vedran Vuku?i?, Franko Ka?tropil, Vedran Princ, Dino Butorac, Marino Ba?dari?, Aaron Pettway, Trent Plaisted, Bracey Wright|
|Dra?en Anzulovi?||Dontaye Draper, Matja? Smodi?, Marko Car, Filip Kraljevi?, Chris Warren, Tomislav Petrovi?, Ivan Opa?ak, Miro Bilan, Vedran Vuku?i?, Dalibor Bagari?, Vedran Princ, Chris Owens, Marino Ba?dari?, Martin Junakovi?, Jakov Mustapi?, Karlo Lebo|
|2012-13||6th place||3rd place||Finalist||Euroleague
|Marques Green, Bracey Wright, Marko Car, Mickaël Gelabale, Curtis Stinson, Derwin Kitchen, Vlado Ilievski, Miro Bilan, Luk?a Andri?, Predrag ?uput, Ante Ma?i?, Goran Suton, Marino Ba?dari?, Marko Tomas, Roko Rogi?, Karlo Lebo, Luka Babi?, Jusuf Nurki?, Ivan Buva|
|Jasmin Repe?a||Miro Bilan, Goran Suton, Marino Ba?dari?, Marko Tomas, Karlo Lebo, Luka Babi?, Jusuf Nurki?, Ivan Ramljak, Lovro Mazalin, Tomislav Zub?i?, Ante Dela?, Nolan Smith, Ivo Balti?, Josh Selby, Allan Ray, Filip Bundovi?, Dorian Jelenek, Jakov Mustapi?|
Regular season Eurocup 1/8 Finals
|Jasmin Repe?a||Miro Bilan, Mario Dela?, Roko Uki?, Marko Tomas, Nemanja Gordi?, Luka Babi?, Marko Arapovi?, Ivan Ramljak, Lovro Mazalin, Tomislav Zub?i?, Ante Dela?, Karlo ?ganec, Fran Pilepi?, Ivan Vu?i?, Markus Lon?ar, Stanko Bara?|
|Veljko Mr?i?||Miro Bilan, Jacob Pullen, Nemanja Gordi?, Luka Babi?, Marko Arapovi?, Henry Walker, Lovro Mazalin, Tomislav Zub?i?, Karlo ?ganec, Fran Pilepi?, James White, Luka ?ori?, Toni Kati?, D?anan Musa|
|Veljko Mr?i?||Miro Bilan, Luka Babi?, Marko Arapovi?, Karlo ?ganec, Toni Kati?, D?anan Musa, Marko Tomas, Ra'Shad James, Markus Lon?ar, Scotty Hopson, Karlo Mik?i?, Luka Bari?i?, Filip Kru?lin, Ivan Vu?i?, Mirza Begi?, Ivan Zebi?, Darko Bajo, Toni Perkovi?, Antonio Jordano, Roko Rogi?, Lovro Buljevi?, Filip Bundovi?, Marko Ramljak, John Shurna, Ryan Boatright, David Stockton, Duje Dukan, Pierre Jackson|
|Jure Zdovc||Roko Uki?, Demetris Nichols, Damir Markota, Andrija Stipanovi?, Filip Kru?lin, Chris Johnson, Will Cherry, D?anan Musa, Ivan Ramljak, Toni Kati?, Darko Bajo, Karlo ?ganec, Nik Slavica, Lovro Buljevi?, Antonio Jordano, Toni Perkovi?, Marko Arapovi?, Kevin Murphy|
|Sito Alonso, Slaven Rimac
(B team: Slaven Rimac, Ivan Kapov, Dra?en Ore?kovi?)
|Andrija Stipanovi?, Justin Cobbs, Filip Kru?lin, Toni Kati?, Vitor Benite, Josh Magette, Karlo ?ganec, Augusto Lima, Domagoj Bo?njak, Elgin Cook, Ivan Ramljak, James Bell, Pablo Aguilar, Tyler Wideman, Toni Perkovi?, Mateo Vidovi?, Toni Kati?, Darko Bajo, Andrija ?ori?, Domagoj Bo?njak, Toni Vitali, Lovro Buljevi?, Antonio Jordano, Rok Radovi?, Karlo Matkovi?, Josip Popi?, Fran Jacovi?, Jakov Mustapi?, Jacob Pullen, Marko Bani?, Edo Muri?, Jakov Vladovi?|
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