Pallacanestro Reggiana

Pallacanestro Reggiana is an Italian basketball club based in Reggio Emilia in Emilia -Romagna. The first professional men's team played with more than one name sponsors, including long time as Cantini Riunite and most recently as Bipop Carire and Trenkwalder. Since 2012, the men's team will play again in the top domestic league championship in Italy, the Lega Basket Serie A and since 2013 as Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia.

  • 3.1 club's Hall of Fame
  • 3.2 more known players


Achievements to 1987

The association founded in 1974 increased under the new name sponsor Cantine Riunite in 1978 Series B and 1982 in the second- highest division A2. A year later took over " Dado " Lombardi, a former national player and later a member of the Italian Basketball "Hall of Fame", as coach and won with the team, with the former national player Giuseppe Brumatti, later also a member of the Italian Hall of Fame, reinforced was the championship series of the A2 and promotion to the top division A1. For the top flight to the U.S. American Bob Morse brought back from France to Italy, who had previously celebrated in the 1970 great success with Pallacanestro Varese in the European Cup of Champions and in the Italian championship. In the second year you qualified as a table in ninth for the first time for the play- offs for the Italian championship, in which one was eliminated in the first knockout round against Basket Rimini. Morse then ended his active career and coach Lombardi moved to Rimini, but descended in the season 1986/87 as Table. However Reggiana suffered relegation from the top division in the relegation round in 1987 also.

" Lift Team " (1987 to 1997)

After a second place in Serie A2 1988 succeeded the immediate promotion back to the Serie A1. The committed after the resurgence of American Kannard Johnson in 1989 moved to the German first division club TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen and his compatriot, the long-time, since 1982, playing in Reggiana center Roosevelt Bouie to Pallacanestro Cantu and was replaced by Joe Bryant, who was previously a long time in the NBA had played. In the second year of the renewed Erstligazugehörigkeit also managed a ninth place; in the play-off second round they lost this time against Virtus Roma. Also in the third year after the re-emergence, history repeated itself; despite the commitment of Georgi Glushkov, who had previously been the first Bulgarian player in the NBA, was in the relegation round of renewed descent into the A2 series.

While Bryant and Glushkov had to leave the club after relegation, they picked after a moderate 1991/92 season in the second division to the already 36 -year-old U.S. citizen Mike Mitchell of Maccabi Tel Aviv, with the Championship Series A2 in 1993 and the renewed rise succeeded. In the first season after the return you could secure first the relegation round still in the league, 1995, there was a table next to last right down to the A2 series. In the following season Gianluca Basile moved into the first team, but they lost the final series of the Rise Play-offs against Cantu, but under coach returnee Lombardi succeeded in the 1996 /97 final series victory against Unione Ginnastica Goriziana and the renewed rise.

European Competitions and re- Lift (1997 to 2007)

In the first season in 1997/98 after the renewed rise was achieved in the league with a winning edge. However, the eleventh place in the table after the regular time entitled to participate in the qualifying round of the play-offs where they beat surprisingly the champion of 1996, Stefanel Milan, in two straight games. In the quarterfinals, they defeated then almost sensational in five games the champion in 1997 and defending champion Benetton Treviso. In the semifinals, but was then smooth out to eventual runner- Fortitude Bologna in three games last stop. The semi-finals in 1998 entitled to participate in the Korać Cup, but where one was eliminated in the first play-off round against Panionios Athens. After a seventh place in the main round of the national championship would retire in the qualifying round of the national playoffs in two straight games against Rimini. Then moved Basile to Fortitude and Mitchell finished his career. In the following season it was with the new title sponsor Bipop Carire, merger, Bank of Reggio Emilia and Brescia, 2000 Table and coach Lombardi moved to Varese.

After a third place in the regular season of the series A2, they lost 2001 Ascension play-off final series against Livorno and 2002 in the new second division Legadue according to a first place despite the commitment of former international Ferdinando Gentile to Basket Napoli. Even with the old International Stefano Rusconi in 2003 was not the return to the top flight. The former basketball league players Mauro Sartori and Kiwane Garris however, won first place and the championship of the Legadue 2004 and thus the direct re-emergence in the subsequent season. Then secured it with just one win lead the league, but reached with the Austrian national player Benjamin Ortner the cup final in 2005, which was lost against Treviso. With the finals they were qualified for the ULEB Cup in 2005 / 06, in which one was eliminated in the quarterfinals against KK Hemofarm Vrsac after group win in the first round. After allowing the play-offs, missed again, you were in the 2006 /07 because of the poorer direct comparison table Penultimate and rose again from the Legadue.

Return to the top division (since 2007)

After title sponsor Bipop Carire went along with the Unicredit, the resident of Austria recruiter Trenkwalder International became the new title sponsor of the team. In the Legadue could be realized in the following four seasons, no rise, first in the season 2011/12 achieved the championship by the first place after the main round and thus the direct ascent. As climbers we finished sixth and thus equal to a play-off position in which one but narrowly lost in the first round in seven games in the 2012/13 season. In the 2013/14 season they took then the same again under the new name sponsor Grissin Bon, a food manufacturer from the province, in a European club competition part and played in the Euro Challenge 2013/14.

Sponsors name

  • Jolly (1974-1977)
  • Cantini Riunite (1977-1990)
  • Sidis (1990-1993)
  • Ceramica Campeginese (1993 /94)
  • Metasystem (1994 /95)
  • Cfm (1996-1998)
  • Zucchetti (1998 /99)
  • Bipop Carire (1999-2007) / ULEB Cup in 2005/ 06 as " Landi Renzo"
  • Trenkwalder (2007-2013)
  • Grissin Bon (since 2013)

Known player

Club's Hall of Fame

  • Italy Piero Montecchi 1982-1987, 1995-1998
  • Italy Giuseppe Brumatti 1983-1987
  • United States Bob Morse 1984-1986
  • United States Joe Bryant 1989-1991
  • United States Mike Mitchell 1992-1999
  • Italy Gianluca Basile 1995-1999

See also: Sito Ufficiale della Pallacanestro Reggiana - Società: Hall of Fame ( Italian)

Another well-known players

  • United States Roosevelt Bouie 1982-1989
  • United States Rudy Hackett 1982-1984, 1988
  • Italy Roberto Casoli 1987-1993
  • United States Kannard Johnson 1988/89
  • Bulgaria Georgi Glushkov 1990/91
  • United States Tony Brown 1992-1994
  • Italy Marco Ricci 1992-1994
  • Croatia Danko Cvjetičanin 1994/95
  • Italy Fausto Bargna 1995/96
  • Italy Massimiliano Aldi 1995-1997
  • United States Chris Jent 1997/98, 2000/ 01
  • Brazil / Italy Marcelo Damiao 1997/98, 1999/2000, 2003 to 2005
  • Italy Marco Carra 1997-2002, 2005-2007, 2008/ 09
  • France Yann Bonato 1998/99
  • Italy Flavio Carera 1998/99
  • United States Tracy Moore 1998-2000
  • Italy Roberto Chiacig 1999, 2011/12
  • United States Derrick Taylor 1999/2000
  • England Andrew Betts 1999/2000
  • Italy Alessandro Cittadini 1999/2000, 2001/ 02
  • Italy Marco mordents 2000/ 01, 2002/ 03, 2003-2005
  • Finland Teemu Rannikko 2000-2002
  • Italy Sandro Dell'Agnello 2000-2002
  • Italy Luca Infante 2000-2002, 2005-2009
  • United States Alvin Young 2001-2004, 2007-2009
  • Italy Ferdinando Gentile 2002
  • United States thalamus McGhee 2002/ 03
  • Italy Massimo Ruggeri 2002/ 03
  • Italy Stefano Rusconi 2002/ 03
  • Italy Mauro Sartori 2003/ 04
  • United States Kiwane Garris 2003-2005
  • Italy Angelo Gigli 2003-2006
  • Canada / Italy Peter Guarasci 2004/ 05
  • United States Ryan Humphrey 2005/ 06
  • United States / Italy Brett Blizzard 2005/ 06
  • United States Terrell McIntyre 2005/ 06
  • United States Joey Beard 2005/ 06, 2007
  • United States Ricky Minard 2005-2007
  • United States C. J. Watson 2006/ 07
  • United States Mike Penberthy 2006/ 07
  • Dominican Republic Luis Alberto Flores 2006/ 07
  • Italy Tomas Ress 2006/ 07
  • United States Paul Marigney 2007/ 08, 2009/10
  • Italy Nicolò Melli 2007-2010
  • United States / Germany Chris Henry 2008/ 09
  • United States / Italy Robert Fultz 2008-2011
  • Italy Alessandro Frosini 2009-2011
  • Czech Republic Jakub Kudláček 2009-2011
  • Lithuania Donatas Slanina 2009-2013
  • Italy Riccardo Cervi since 2009
  • Italy Rodolfo Valenti 2010-2012
  • United States Dawan Robinson 2010-2012
  • United States Donell Taylor 2011-2013
  • United States / Switzerland Greg Brunner since 2012
  • Italy Andrea Cinciarini since 2012
  • Italy Michele Antonutti since 2012
  • United States Troy Bell since 2013
  • Lithuania Rimantas Kaukėnas Since 2013