Club Baloncesto Granada, S.A.D.
is a professional basketball
team based in Granada
. It plays in the Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto
(ACB). The team was founded in 1994 and has had notable players during its history, as Curtis Borchardt
, Darvin Ham
, Giorgos Sigalas
, Scott Padgett
, Pops Mensah-Bonsu
and Richard Hendrix
The current club has its origins in the old Club Asociación Baloncesto Granada, which in turn was the continuation of the Club de Amigos del Baloncesto de Loja, who covered during some time the vacuum left by the late CD Oximesa.On June 28, 1994, the lawyer José Luis Lopez Cantal form, with the company of a board, the Club Asociación Baloncesto Granada, which campaigned for a year on the newly created Liga Española de Baloncesto Amateur (Liga EBA). The team did not achieve the desired rise in its first season, but in the 1995-96 season, after an exceptional competition, it was proclaimed champion in the final eight disputed in Lugo
. Although during that year it had been agreed that there would be no promotions, the CB Granada, in a joint operation with the city, bought the plaza of Salamanca (agreement closed on June 14 by 400 million pesetas plus VAT), which allow for first time play in the ACB
, which demanded their transformation into joint stock company sports. Thus, the club became Club Baloncesto Granada SAD.
The arrival in the elite
In the first incursion into the elite (96-97), Jose Alberto Pesquera as... Read More