KR men's basketball

The KR men's basketball team, commonly known as KR or KR Basket, is a professional basketball club based in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is the men's basketball department of Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur (English: Reykjavík Football Club) multi-sport club. It is the reigning champion of the Úrvalsdeild karla.[4] It has won the Icelandic championship eighteen times, the most national championships in the men's top-tier league history. In 2017 the club played in FIBA Europe Cup for the first time since 2008.[5][6]

KR
LeaguesÚrvalsdeild karla
Founded12 November 1956 (1956-11-12)
HistoryKR
1956–present
ArenaDHL-Höllin
Capacity1,500[1]
LocationReykjavík, Iceland
Team colorsBlack, White
         
Head coachIngi Þór Steinþórsson[2]
Assistant(s)Arnoldas Kuncait­is[3]
Championships18 Úrvalsdeild karla
Websitewww.kr.is

KR also has a men's reserve team that plays in the amateur level Icelandic 3rd-tier Division II[7] and the Icelandic basketball cup, called KR-b.[8]

Honors

1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1990, 2000, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1984, 1991, 2011, 2016, 2017
2000, 2007, 2014, 2015
2008, 2014

Season by season

Season Tier League Pos. Icelandic Cup European competitions
2006–07 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st
2007–08 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 2nd 3 FIBA EuroCup
QR1
0–2
2008–09 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st Runner-up
2009–10 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 2nd
2010–11 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st Champion
2011–12 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 3rd Semifinalist
2012–13 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 4th
2013–14 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st
2014–15 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st Runner-up
2015–16 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st Champion
2016–17 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st Champion
2017–18 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st Runner-up 4 FIBA Europe Cup
QR1
0–2
2018–19 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st Semifinalist

Players

Current roster

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

KR Basket roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.Nat.NameHt.Wt.Age
C 2 Karvel Ágúst Schram 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 21 – (1998-08-04)4 August 1998
PG 3 Mike DiNunno 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 29 – (1990-01-29)29 January 1990
PG 4 Benedikt Lárusson 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 20 – (1999-06-23)23 June 1999
PF 6 Kristófer Acox 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 26 – (1993-10-13)13 October 1993
F 7 Finnur Atli Magnússon 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 34 – (1985-09-14)14 September 1985
G 8 Björn Kristjánsson 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 27 – (1992-04-11)11 April 1992
SG 9 Jón Arnór Stefánsson (C) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 37 – (1982-09-21)21 September 1982
PG 10 Þórir Lárusson 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 20 – (1999-06-23)23 June 1999
PG 11 Ólafur Sigurjónsson 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 20 – (1999-05-16)16 May 1999
F 12 Vilhjálmur Kári Jensson 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 23 – (1996-10-23)23 October 1996
SG 13 Orri Hilmarsson 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 20 – (1999-11-30)30 November 1999
G 14 Emil Barja 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 28 – (1991-11-07)7 November 1991
PG 15 Pavel Ermolinskij 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 32 – (1987-01-25)25 January 1987
F 23 Sigurður Þorvaldsson 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 39 – (1980-11-25)25 November 1980
G 26 Alfonso Birgir Gómez 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 19 – (2000-09-26)26 September 2000
PF 42 Julian Boyd 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 29 – (1990-02-02)2 February 1990
F Helgi Már Magnússon 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 27 – (1992-08-27)27 August 1992
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Hjalti Þór Vilhjálmsson
Physiotherapist(s)
  • Bjartmar Birnir
Team manager
  • Martin Hauksson

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured

Updated: 29 December 2018

Notable players

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

Coaches

References

  1. "Team history K.R. Reykjavík". Eurobasket. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  2. Valur Páll Eiríksson (12 June 2018). "Ingi Þór tekinn við KR". ruv.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  3. "Arnoldas Kuncaitis aðstoðar Inga Þór". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 4 July 2019. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  4. Kristján Jónsson (28 April 2018). "KR meistari fimmta árið í röð". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  5. KR í FIBA Europe Cup
  6. Rökrétt skref fyrir íslenska körfuboltann
  7. "2. deild karla". KKI.is. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  8. Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (3 November 2017). "Marcus Walker hefur engu gleymt". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  9. Jón Birgir Pétursson (16 February 1965). "Helming tímans í strætisvagni í leikfimisal KR". Vísir (in Icelandic). p. 11. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  10. "Sergeant Bensing's three roles: Radar operator, referee, coach". The White Falcon. 20 November 1965. p. 8. Retrieved 8 August 2019.


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