USK Praha

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USK Praha
USK Praha logo.png
League NBL
Founded1953;68 years ago (1953)
History
List
  • Slavia ITVS Praha
    (1953–1959)
    Slavia VŠ Praha
    (1959–1982)
    VŠ Praha
    (1982–1991)
    USK Praha
    (1991-1995)
    USK Trident Praha
    (1995–1996)
    USK Erpet Praha
    (1996-2001)
    USK Praha
    (2001-present)
ArenaHala Folimanka
Capacity1,300
Location Prague, Czech Republic
Team colorsBlue and White
  
Head coach Dino Repeša
Championships1 FIBA Saporta Cup
11 Czechoslovak Championships
3 Czech Championships
Website uskpraha.cz

USK Praha, (Czech : Univerzitní Sportovní Klub Praha, University Sports Club Prague), formerly known as Slavia VŠ Praha (Czech : Slavia Vysoké Školy Praha), is a Czech professional basketball club that was founded in 1953 in the city of Prague. USK Praha plays in the NBL, the highest competition in the Czech Republic.

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It is a 14-times national champion. USK Praha became the first and so far the only men's basketball club in Czech Republic, as well as former Czechoslovakia, to win one of the European cup competitions, the FIBA Cup Winners' Cup in 1969.

History

Home arena of USK Praha, Hala Folimanka Praha, Vinohrady, Sportovni hala Folimanka.jpg
Home arena of USK Praha, Hala Folimanka

The club won the 2nd tier FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup in the 1968–69 season, only a year after losing the same title in the final game of the 1967–68 season against AEK. Slavia also reached the FIBA European Champions Cup Final during the 1965–66 season, where they lost to Simmenthal Milano.

Honours

Total titles: 15

Domestic competitions

Winners (3): 1993, 1999–00, 2000–01
Runners-up (3): 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99
Runners-up (2): 1995–96, 2000–01
Winners (11): 1964–65, 1965–66, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1990–91, 1991–92
Runners-up (8): 1962–63, 1963–64, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1972–73, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1992–93

European competitions

Runners-up (1): 1965–66
3rd place (1): 1966–67
Semifinalists (2): 1969–70, 1970–71
Final Four (2): 1966, 1967
Winners (1): 1968–69
Runners-up (1): 1967–68

Worldwide competitions

4th place (1): 1970

International record

SeasonAchievementNotes
EuroLeague
1965–66 Finaldefeated AEK 103–73 in the semi-final, lost to Simmenthal Milano 72-77 in the final (Bologna)
1966–67 Final four3rd place in Madrid, lost to Simmenthal Milano 97-103 in the semi-final, defeated AŠK Olimpija 88-83 in the 3rd place game
1969–70 Semi-finalseliminated by CSKA Moscow, 79–107 (L) in Prague, 75–113 (L) in Moscow
1970–71 Semi-finalseliminated by CSKA Moscow, 83–68 (W) in Prague, 67–94 (L) in Moscow
1971–72 Quarter-finals3rd place in a group with Jugoplastika, Panathinaikos and Bus Fruit Lier
1972–73 Quarter-finals4th place in a group with CSKA Moscow, Ignis Varese and Dinamo București
FIBA Saporta Cup
1967-68 Finallost to AEK, 82-89 in the final (Athens)
1968-69 Championsdefeated Dinamo Tbilisi, 80-74 in the final of FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup in Vienna
1976–77 Quarter-finals4th place in a group with Radnički Belgrade, Cinzano Milano and Spartak Leningrad
FIBA Intercontinental Cup
1970 Final group stage4th place in a group with Ignis Varese, Real Madrid, Corinthians and Columbia Sertoma

The road to the 1968–69 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup victory

RoundTeam  Home    Away  
1st Bye
2nd Flag of Finland.svg Helsingin Kisa-Toverit 94–8676–74
QF Flag of Poland.svg Legia Warsaw 113–8291–80
SF Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg AŠK Olimpija 82–6183–76
F Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Dinamo Tbilisi 80–74

Notable players

- Set a club record or won an individual award as a professional player.
- Played at least one official international match for his senior national team at any time.

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