10 YEARS FIBA EUROPE
The Basketball Federation of Montenegro (Kosarkaski Savez Crne Gore/KSCG) was originally founded in 1955 within the Basketball Federation of Yugoslavia. It became a part of the Basketball Federation of Serbia and Montenegro in 2003, before eventually claiming the independent status with Montenegro's independency in 2006.
KSCG officially affiliated with FIBA on 27 August 2006, with the national teams making their international debuts one year later. Having contributed to various medal successes of the former Yugoslavia and of Serbia and Montenegro, KSCG is focused on following the basketball tradition and building a history of their own.
Besides running two men's leagues and a women's league as well as the respective cup competitions, KSCG has established a minibasketball programme and a youth league for boys and girls, ensuring the best possible conditions for youth players to develop into high-class basketball players and potential national team stars.
|Vladimir Dasic led Montenegro's U20 team to a fifth place at the U20 European Championship in 2008 and played an instrumental part in the EuroBasket Qualification Round last summer, which Montenegro concluded in undefeated manner |
The youth national teams are still waiting for their first Division A medal, but have made an easy transition from Division B, with the U20 men's team leaving a lasting impression in the past years. The team made the last eight four times in a row from 2008 to 2011, with the fifth-place finish in 2008 being the best result up to date.
The Montenegrin senior women's team was the surprise package of EuroBasket Women 2011, as the team clinched sixth place and just missed out on a spot at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. In 2012, both the men and women capped off their qualifying campaigns successfully and will represent Montenegro this summer at the EuroBasket and EuroBasket Women, respectfully. The men's team achieved their goal in impressive manner, winning each of their 10 qualification games.
KSCG President Milo Djukanovic was full of praise for the achievements in 2012 and is expecting more great results come summer: "Besides the impressive results during the qualification rounds, I would like to stress the fantastic atmosphere in all national teams. It has brought a new-look professionalism and patriotism, which has made us proud and is very promising ahead of the big challenges in 2013."
STATS & FACTS
Date of foundation: 26 February 1955
President: Milo Djukanovic
Secretary General: Petar Popovic
- U18 Men: 2,030
- U18 Women: 360
- Senior Men: 238
- Senior Women: 30
Registered clubs: 56
Registered coaches: 117
NATIONAL TEAM ACHIEVEMENTS
2007 U20 European Championship Women Division B: 1st place
2007 U20 European Championship Division B: 1st place
2008 U16 European Championship Division B: 2nd place
2012 U16 European Championship Division B: 2nd place