San Sebastian Gipuzkoa BC
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Delteco Gipuzkoa Basket
Delteco Gipuzkoa Basket logo
LeaguesLEB Oro
Founded2001; 19 years ago (2001)
HistoryGipuzkoa Basket
Donosti Gipuzkoa Basket 2001
ArenaJosé Antonio Gasca
LocationSan Sebastián, Spain
Team colorsBlue, orange, white
PresidentNacho Núñez
Head coachMarcelo Nicola
WebsiteOfficial website

Donosti Gipuzkoa Basket 2001 Saskibaloi Kirol Elkartea S.A.D.,[1] commonly known as Gipuzkoa Basket and as Delteco Gipuzkoa Basket for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in San Sebastián, Spain. The team plays in the LEB Oro. Their home arena is José Antonio Gasca.


Gipuzkoa Basket started competing in LEB 2, third tier. After a first season where the club finished in 11th position out of sixteen teams, it ceased in activity until 2004, when it came back to LEB 2.

In the 2004-05 LEB 2 season, despite finishing in the second position of the regular season, Gipuzkoa BC was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the promotion playoffs by Ciudad de La Laguna. After this come back to competition, Gipuzkoa BC bought the place in Liga LEB, second tier, to CB Ciudad de Algeciras.

Bruesa GBC only needed one season in LEB to achieve promotion Liga ACB. The team finished the regular season in the sixth position but performed a perfect playoff (7-0) to win the league.[2]

The 2006-07 ACB season was not good for the club and could not remain in the league after only winning eight of the 34 games. Porfirio Fisac finished his era in the club after two consecutive promotions.

Despite this failure, Bruesa GBC, this time with Pablo Laso as coach, obtained again the promotion after beating Tenerife Rural in the final game by 81-76 in Cáceres.[3]

The second era in Liga ACB was much better, and the club had not too much problems to remain in the league. The 2011-12 season, just after Pablo Laso signed with Real Madrid, would be the best one in the history of the club, qualifying for the first time to play the Copa del Rey, where the team was defeated in the quarterfinals by Caja Laboral, and the playoffs, not being able to beat Valencia Basket.

A drastic cut in the public subvention to the club, forced Gipuzkoa to resign to play in the Eurocup.[4] From 2012 to 2016 the club decreased its performances and was relegated to LEB Oro in three of the following four seasons, but remained in the league due to the not ability of the second-tier teams to fulfill the requirements to join the ACB League.

In July 2016, after its third relegation and only winning seven games of the 2015-16 season, the board of directors agreed to register GBC in the LEB Oro, thus rejecting the invitation to play again in Liga ACB.[5] With this decision, GBC came back to its old pavilion Polideportivo Municipal José Antonio Gasca, instead of playing again at Illumbe bullring. In its third season at LEB Oro, it achieved a third promotion to the top tier after ending as league champions.

Two years after promoting, GBC suffered a new relegation to LEB Oro. In its fourth season, the club achieved its first Copa Princesa de Asturias after three participations, by beating away Carramimbre CBC Valladolid.

Sponsorship naming

Gipuzkoa Basket has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship:

  • Datac GBC (2001-02)
  • Bruesa GBC (2004-09)
  • Lagun Aro GBC (2009-13)
  • GBC (2015-2017)
  • Delteco GBC (2017-2019)
  • Delteco Gipuzkoa Basket (2019-present)

Home arenas


Current roster

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

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Karamo Jawara D?vis Roz?tis Biram Faye
PF Alex Murphy Julen Olaizola
SF Adam Sollazzo Xabi Oroz Lazar Muti?
SG Johnny Dee Mikel Motos
PG Reed Timmer Mikel Úriz

Colours: Blue = homegrown player; Red = non-FIBA Europe player


Porfirio Fisac achieved the two LEB Oro titles of the club.

Season by season

Season Tier Division Pos. W-L Copa del Rey Other cups
2001-02 3 LEB 2 11th 13-17
2002-04 Did not enter any competition
2004-05 3 LEB 2 5th[a] 23-12 Copa LEB 2 SF
2005-06 2 LEB 1st 26-15
2006-07 1 Liga ACB 18th 8-26
2007-08 2 LEB Oro 2nd 28-10 Copa Príncipe SF
2008-09 1 Liga ACB 12th 11-21
2009-10 1 Liga ACB 14th 13-21
2010-11 1 Liga ACB 14th 12-22
2011-12 1 Liga ACB 5th 20-17 Quarterfinalist
2012-13 1 Liga ACB 17th[b] 8-26
2013-14 1 Liga ACB 10th 16-18
2014-15 1 Liga ACB 17th[c] 10-24
2015-16 1 Liga ACB 18th 7-27
2016-17 2 LEB Oro 1st 25-9
2017-18 1 Liga ACB 13th 13-21
2018-19 1 Liga ACB 17th 10-24
2019-20 2 LEB Oro 2nd[d] 18-6 Copa Princesa C
  1. ^ Bought the LEB berth to Algeciras Cepsa.
  2. ^ Remained in ACB after Ford Burgos (Atapuerca) did not give the requirements for joining the league.
  3. ^ Remained in ACB after Ford Burgos (Tizona) did not give the requirements for joining the league.
  4. ^ Season curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trophies and awards


Individual awards

ACB Most Valuable Player

All-ACB First Team

ACB Best Young Player Award

Notable players

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


  1. ^ "Relación de SAD | CSD - Consejo Superior de Deportes" (in Spanish). Consejo Superior de Deportes. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Bruesa GBC temporada 2005/06 - Un 0 - 7 que vale un ascenso" (in Spanish). 14 January 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "El Bruesa vuelve a la ACB un año después" (in Spanish). Marca. 1 June 2008. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Renuncia a jugar la Eurocup" (in Spanish). Gara. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Diputación de Gipuzkoa y GBC sellan acuerdo para que juegue en LEB Oro" (in Spanish). 14 July 2016. Retrieved 2016.

External links

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