Stjarnan men's basketball

The Stjarnan men's basketball team, commonly known as Stjarnan, is the men's basketball department of Ungmennafélagið Stjarnan, based in the town of Garðabær, Iceland.[2] It is a subdivision of Ungmennafélagið Stjarnan.[3]

Stjarnan
LeaguesÚrvalsdeild karla
Founded1993 (1993)
HistoryStjarnan
1993–present
ArenaÁsgarður
LocationGarðabær, Iceland
Team colorsBlue, White
         
PresidentHilmar Júlíusson [1]
Head coachArnar Guðjónsson
Assistant(s)Hörður Unnsteinsson
Retired numbers1 (12)
WebsiteStjarnan.is

History

Stjarnan's men's basketball team was founded in 1993. It reached the Icelandic top-tier Úrvalsdeild karla in 2001. After losing all its games during the 2001–02 season, the team almost folded. It managed to stay afloat and reached the Úrvalsdeild again in 2007 and advanced to the Úrvalsdeild Finals in 2011 and 2013, losing both times. It won the Icelandic Basketball Cup in 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2019.[4]

On 14 March 2019, Stjarnan defeated Haukar in the last game of the regular season and finished with the best record in the league, winning the Division championship and a home court advantage through the playoffs.[5]

Stjarnan opened the 2019–20 season with a 89-77 win against reigning champions KR in the annual Icelandic Super Cup behind newly signed Kyle Johnson's 21 points.[6]

Honors

2009, 2013, 2015, 2019[7]
2009, 2019 [8]
2015 [9]
1995 [10]

Players

Individual awards

Notable players

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

Retired numbers

Stjarnan retired numbers
No. Player Position Tenure No. Retirement
12Justin ShousePG2008–201727 January 2019

Coaches

Notes

  1. Stjórn
  2. "Félög - Stjarnan". kki.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  3. "Um félagið". stjarnan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  4. Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (19 February 2019). "Viðurkenning á góðu starfi". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  5. Axel Örn Sæmundsson (14 March 2019). "Umfjöllun og viðtöl: Haukar - Stjarnan 76-107 - Stjarnan deildarmeistari í fyrsta sinn". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  6. Hjörvar Ólafsson (29 September 2019). "Stjarnan vann fyrsta titil tímabilsins". Fréttablaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  7. Bikarkeppni - Meistaraflokkur karla
  8. Meistarakeppni karla
  9. Fyrirtækjabikar karla
  10. 2. deild karla
  11. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (6 April 2018). "Arnar Guðjónsson tekur við Stjörnuliðinu". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 6 April 2018.

References

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