Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
#4 Forward Argentina 1985 Height: 2.03
#5 Forward Argentina 1979 Height: 2.03
#6 Guard Italy 1985 Height: 1.91
#8 Forward Hungary 1989 Height: 1.99
#11 Center United States of America 1984 Height: 2.08
#12 Center Spain 1995 Height: 2.10
#13 Guard Lithuania 1977 Height: 1.92
#15 Guard United States of America 1986 Height: 1.82
#19 Guard Spain 1984 Height: 1.98
#21 Center Germany 1989 Height: 2.18
#22 Guard France 1989 Height: 1.89
#24 Guard United States of America 1982 Height: 1.95
#25 Guard Czech Republic 1990 Height: 1.95
#30 Guard England 1993 Height: 1.93
#51 Forward Montenegro 1984 Height: 2.07
#55 Guard France 1987 Height: 1.95
Head coach Italy 1961
EuroLeague 2013-14
Accumulated Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BJELICA, MILKO 8 3 170:35 102 32/47 6/17 20/21 14 21 35 10 2 10 3 2 21 18 110
CAUSEUR, FABIEN 17 12 393:53 101 25/48 11/37 18/18 9 31 40 26 9 21 2 1 35 30 102
DIOP, ILIMANE 14 1 135:57 36 13/24 0/1 10/18 12 21 33 2 3 6 6 2 19 18 51
HAMILTON, LAMONT 12 1 225:27 123 28/71 14/31 25/38 17 26 43 16 13 19 11 6 18 34 124
HANGA, ADAM 15 0 255:38 84 23/41 8/28 14/25 9 22 31 17 11 18 7 1 30 28 80
HEURTEL, THOMAS 21 19 541:26 168 55/105 12/51 22/28 7 38 45 111 15 49   6 21 37 205
HODGE, WALTER 15 5 313:27 117 30/59 12/40 21/23 4 16 20 45 6 25 2 3 35 31 99
JELINEK, DAVID 23 14 427:00 157 33/56 25/56 16/20 5 25 30 31 13 25   5 54 31 120
KAUKENAS, RIMANTAS 5 1 62:45 18 7/12 0/5 4/4 5 2 7 5 3 5 1   6 6 19
KELATI, THOMAS 7 0 128:58 30 5/7 6/13 2/6 2 18 20 8 9 4     19 6 37
MAINOLDI, LEO 22 7 315:20 74 6/24 20/55 2/4 8 32 40 12 8 3 1   37 12 52
MARTINEZ, CARLOS 1 0 2:12                         2   -2
NOCIONI, ANDRES 21 15 552:45 285 69/133 29/83 60/76 18 120 138 35 17 43 26 8 57 82 341
ODOM, LAMAR 1 0 6:10     0/1     2 2     1 1   2   -1
PLEISS, TIBOR 24 21 505:22 287 112/201   63/73 44 86 130 12 12 39 23 12 70 85 329
POETA, GIUSEPPE 10 0 130:26 39 6/14 5/12 12/14 6 10 16 11 5 8   3 9 18 52
SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 21 21 560:29 195 41/74 30/69 23/29 16 42 58 43 7 34   6 29 37 193
VAN OOSTRUM, DEVON 10 0 72:10 12 3/7 1/11 3/6 3 8 11 6 2 6   1 10 6 3
Totals     4800:00 1828 488/923 179/510 315/403 205 564 769 390 135 326 83 56 476 479 1972
Average     200:00 76.16 52.9% 35.1% 78.2% 8.54 23.5 32.04 16.25 5.62 13.58 3.45 2.33 19.83 19.95 82.16
Average Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BJELICA, MILKO 8 3 21:19 12.8 68.1% 35.3% 95.2% 1.8 2.6 4.4 1.3 0.3 1.3 0.4 0.3 2.6 2.3 13.8
CAUSEUR, FABIEN 17 12 23:10 5.9 52.1% 29.7% 100% 0.5 1.8 2.4 1.5 0.5 1.2 0.1 0.1 2.1 1.8 6
DIOP, ILIMANE 14 1 9:42 2.6 54.2%   55.6% 0.9 1.5 2.4 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.1 1.4 1.3 3.6
HAMILTON, LAMONT 12 1 18:47 10.3 39.4% 45.2% 65.8% 1.4 2.2 3.6 1.3 1.1 1.6 0.9 0.5 1.5 2.8 10.3
HANGA, ADAM 15 0 17:02 5.6 56.1% 28.6% 56% 0.6 1.5 2.1 1.1 0.7 1.2 0.5 0.1 2 1.9 5.3
HEURTEL, THOMAS 21 19 25:46 8 52.4% 23.5% 78.6% 0.3 1.8 2.1 5.3 0.7 2.3   0.3 1 1.8 9.8
HODGE, WALTER 15 5 20:53 7.8 50.8% 30% 91.3% 0.3 1.1 1.3 3 0.4 1.7 0.1 0.2 2.3 2.1 6.6
JELINEK, DAVID 23 14 18:33 6.8 58.9% 44.6% 80% 0.2 1.1 1.3 1.3 0.6 1.1   0.2 2.3 1.3 5.2
KAUKENAS, RIMANTAS 5 1 12:33 3.6 58.3%   100% 1 0.4 1.4 1 0.6 1 0.2   1.2 1.2 3.8
KELATI, THOMAS 7 0 18:25 4.3 71.4% 46.2% 33.3% 0.3 2.6 2.9 1.1 1.3 0.6     2.7 0.9 5.3
MAINOLDI, LEO 22 7 14:20 3.4 25% 36.4% 50% 0.4 1.5 1.8 0.5 0.4 0.1     1.7 0.5 2.4
MARTINEZ, CARLOS 1 0 2:12                         2   -2
NOCIONI, ANDRES 21 15 26:19 13.6 51.9% 34.9% 78.9% 0.9 5.7 6.6 1.7 0.8 2 1.2 0.4 2.7 3.9 16.2
ODOM, LAMAR 1 0 6:10           2 2     1 1   2   -1
PLEISS, TIBOR 24 21 21:03 12 55.7%   86.3% 1.8 3.6 5.4 0.5 0.5 1.6 1 0.5 2.9 3.5 13.7
POETA, GIUSEPPE 10 0 13:02 3.9 42.9% 41.7% 85.7% 0.6 1 1.6 1.1 0.5 0.8   0.3 0.9 1.8 5.2
SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 21 21 26:41 9.3 55.4% 43.5% 79.3% 0.8 2 2.8 2 0.3 1.6   0.3 1.4 1.8 9.2
VAN OOSTRUM, DEVON 10 0 7:13 1.2 42.9% 9.1% 50% 0.3 0.8 1.1 0.6 0.2 0.6   0.1 1 0.6 0.3
Average     200:00 76.16 52.9% 35.1% 78.2% 8.54 23.5 32.04 16.25 5.62 13.58 3.45 2.33 19.83 19.95 82.16
Accumulated Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
CAUSEUR, FABIEN 14 10 330:06 87 23/42 10/31 11/11 6 25 31 22 8 15 2 1 31 26 89
DIOP, ILIMANE 11 1 114:24 36 13/22 0/1 10/18 12 17 29 1 3 5 6 2 17 18 51
HAMILTON, LAMONT 6 0 104:34 52 10/31 6/13 14/22 6 7 13 6 7 11 5 1 13 16 38
HANGA, ADAM 12 0 207:15 75 21/38 7/24 12/23 9 18 27 15 9 16 5 1 22 25 72
HEURTEL, THOMAS 13 13 355:36 107 34/61 8/38 15/19 5 25 30 79 8 32   3 16 28 140
HODGE, WALTER 5 1 86:33 33 8/21 3/12 8/8 2 4 6 14 1 4   2 8 10 28
JELINEK, DAVID 13 5 175:34 61 12/21 9/20 10/14   10 10 12 10 9     28 15 47
MAINOLDI, LEO 14 4 205:46 45 2/14 13/37 2/4 7 26 33 7 6 3 1   24 9 36
MARTINEZ, CARLOS 1 0 2:12                         2   -2
NOCIONI, ANDRES 14 10 360:57 191 45/91 23/59 32/40 11 76 87 23 11 29 20 5 40 41 209
ODOM, LAMAR 1 0 6:10     0/1     2 2     1 1   2   -1
PLEISS, TIBOR 14 13 315:51 191 73/131   45/53 26 55 81 3 5 27 16 7 44 61 213
POETA, GIUSEPPE 10 0 130:26 39 6/14 5/12 12/14 6 10 16 11 5 8   3 9 18 52
SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 13 13 370:15 138 30/53 21/47 15/17 9 28 37 30 5 20   4 19 25 141
VAN OOSTRUM, DEVON 6 0 34:21 6 2/5 0/6 2/2   4 4 1   3   1 7 2 -7
Totals     2800:00 1061 279/544 105/301 188/245 114 332 446 224 78 189 56 30 283 294 1139
Average     200:00 75.78 51.3% 34.9% 76.7% 8.14 23.71 31.85 16 5.57 13.5 4 2.14 20.21 21 81.35
Average Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
CAUSEUR, FABIEN 14 10 23:34 6.2 54.8% 32.3% 100% 0.4 1.8 2.2 1.6 0.6 1.1 0.1 0.1 2.2 1.9 6.4
DIOP, ILIMANE 11 1 10:24 3.3 59.1%   55.6% 1.1 1.5 2.6 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.2 1.5 1.6 4.6
HAMILTON, LAMONT 6 0 17:25 8.7 32.3% 46.2% 63.6% 1 1.2 2.2 1 1.2 1.8 0.8 0.2 2.2 2.7 6.3
HANGA, ADAM 12 0 17:16 6.3 55.3% 29.2% 52.2% 0.8 1.5 2.3 1.3 0.8 1.3 0.4 0.1 1.8 2.1 6
HEURTEL, THOMAS 13 13 27:21 8.2 55.7% 21.1% 78.9% 0.4 1.9 2.3 6.1 0.6 2.5   0.2 1.2 2.2 10.8
HODGE, WALTER 5 1 17:18 6.6 38.1% 25% 100% 0.4 0.8 1.2 2.8 0.2 0.8   0.4 1.6 2 5.6
JELINEK, DAVID 13 5 13:30 4.7 57.1% 45% 71.4%   0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.7     2.2 1.2 3.6
MAINOLDI, LEO 14 4 14:41 3.2 14.3% 35.1% 50% 0.5 1.9 2.4 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.1   1.7 0.6 2.6
MARTINEZ, CARLOS 1 0 2:12                         2   -2
NOCIONI, ANDRES 14 10 25:46 13.6 49.5% 39% 80% 0.8 5.4 6.2 1.6 0.8 2.1 1.4 0.4 2.9 2.9 14.9
ODOM, LAMAR 1 0 6:10           2 2     1 1   2   -1
PLEISS, TIBOR 14 13 22:33 13.6 55.7%   84.9% 1.9 3.9 5.8 0.2 0.4 1.9 1.1 0.5 3.1 4.4 15.2
POETA, GIUSEPPE 10 0 13:02 3.9 42.9% 41.7% 85.7% 0.6 1 1.6 1.1 0.5 0.8   0.3 0.9 1.8 5.2
SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 13 13 28:28 10.6 56.6% 44.7% 88.2% 0.7 2.2 2.8 2.3 0.4 1.5   0.3 1.5 1.9 10.8
VAN OOSTRUM, DEVON 6 0 5:43 1 40%   100%   0.7 0.7 0.2   0.5   0.2 1.2 0.3 -1.2
Average     200:00 75.78 51.3% 34.9% 76.7% 8.14 23.71 31.85 16 5.57 13.5 4 2.14 20.21 21 81.35
Accumulated Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BJELICA, MILKO 8 3 170:35 102 32/47 6/17 20/21 14 21 35 10 2 10 3 2 21 18 110
CAUSEUR, FABIEN 3 2 63:47 14 2/6 1/6 7/7 3 6 9 4 1 6     4 4 13
DIOP, ILIMANE 3 0 21:33   0/2       4 4 1   1     2    
HAMILTON, LAMONT 6 1 120:53 71 18/40 8/18 11/16 11 19 30 10 6 8 6 5 5 18 86
HANGA, ADAM 3 0 48:23 9 2/3 1/4 2/2   4 4 2 2 2 2   8 3 8
HEURTEL, THOMAS 8 6 185:50 61 21/44 4/13 7/9 2 13 15 32 7 17   3 5 9 65
HODGE, WALTER 10 4 226:54 84 22/38 9/28 13/15 2 12 14 31 5 21 2 1 27 21 71
JELINEK, DAVID 10 9 251:26 96 21/35 16/36 6/6 5 15 20 19 3 16   5 26 16 73
KAUKENAS, RIMANTAS 5 1 62:45 18 7/12 0/5 4/4 5 2 7 5 3 5 1   6 6 19
KELATI, THOMAS 7 0 128:58 30 5/7 6/13 2/6 2 18 20 8 9 4     19 6 37
MAINOLDI, LEO 8 3 109:34 29 4/10 7/18   1 6 7 5 2       13 3 16
NOCIONI, ANDRES 7 5 191:48 94 24/42 6/24 28/36 7 44 51 12 6 14 6 3 17 41 132
PLEISS, TIBOR 10 8 189:31 96 39/70   18/20 18 31 49 9 7 12 7 5 26 24 116
SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 8 8 190:14 57 11/21 9/22 8/12 7 14 21 13 2 14   2 10 12 52
VAN OOSTRUM, DEVON 4 0 37:49 6 1/2 1/5 1/4 3 4 7 5 2 3     3 4 10
Totals     2000:00 767 209/379 74/209 127/158 91 232 323 166 57 137 27 26 193 185 833
Average     200:00 76.7 55.1% 35.4% 80.4% 9.1 23.2 32.29 16.6 5.7 13.7 2.7 2.6 19.3 18.5 83.3
Average Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BJELICA, MILKO 8 3 21:19 12.8 68.1% 35.3% 95.2% 1.8 2.6 4.4 1.3 0.3 1.3 0.4 0.3 2.6 2.3 13.8
CAUSEUR, FABIEN 3 2 21:15 4.7 33.3% 16.7% 100% 1 2 3 1.3 0.3 2     1.3 1.3 4.3
DIOP, ILIMANE 3 0 7:11           1.3 1.3 0.3   0.3     0.7    
HAMILTON, LAMONT 6 1 20:08 11.8 45% 44.4% 68.8% 1.8 3.2 5 1.7 1 1.3 1 0.8 0.8 3 14.3
HANGA, ADAM 3 0 16:07 3 66.7% 25% 100%   1.3 1.3 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7   2.7 1 2.7
HEURTEL, THOMAS 8 6 23:13 7.6 47.7% 30.8% 77.8% 0.3 1.6 1.9 4 0.9 2.1   0.4 0.6 1.1 8.1
HODGE, WALTER 10 4 22:41 8.4 57.9% 32.1% 86.7% 0.2 1.2 1.4 3.1 0.5 2.1 0.2 0.1 2.7 2.1 7.1
JELINEK, DAVID 10 9 25:08 9.6 60% 44.4% 100% 0.5 1.5 2 1.9 0.3 1.6   0.5 2.6 1.6 7.3
KAUKENAS, RIMANTAS 5 1 12:33 3.6 58.3%   100% 1 0.4 1.4 1 0.6 1 0.2   1.2 1.2 3.8
KELATI, THOMAS 7 0 18:25 4.3 71.4% 46.2% 33.3% 0.3 2.6 2.9 1.1 1.3 0.6     2.7 0.9 5.3
MAINOLDI, LEO 8 3 13:41 3.6 40% 38.9%   0.1 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.3       1.6 0.4 2
NOCIONI, ANDRES 7 5 27:24 13.4 57.1% 25% 77.8% 1 6.3 7.3 1.7 0.9 2 0.9 0.4 2.4 5.9 18.9
PLEISS, TIBOR 10 8 18:57 9.6 55.7%   90% 1.8 3.1 4.9 0.9 0.7 1.2 0.7 0.5 2.6 2.4 11.6
SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 8 8 23:46 7.1 52.4% 40.9% 66.7% 0.9 1.8 2.6 1.6 0.3 1.8   0.3 1.3 1.5 6.5
VAN OOSTRUM, DEVON 4 0 9:27 1.5 50% 20% 25% 0.8 1 1.8 1.3 0.5 0.8     0.8 1 2.5
Average     200:00 76.7 55.1% 35.4% 80.4% 9.1 23.2 32.29 16.6 5.7 13.7 2.7 2.6 19.3 18.5 83.3
Club info

It was a return-to-form season for Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz, who played very attractive, fast-paced basketball which paid off beautifully. Coach Velimir Perasovic found a pillar in center Ioannis Bourousis, who played the best season of his 14-year career. Laboral was rock-solid at Fernando Buesa Arena from the very beginning and won all of its regular season games in front of its fans. A no-doubt-about-it 71-107 road win in Limoges helped Laboral finish third in Group B with a 6-4 record. Laboral had to battle against many Euroleague powerhouses in the Top 16, but it brought out its best basketball. A home win against CSKA Moscow and back-to-back road triumphs in Madrid and Barcelona sparked a five-game winning streak that put Laboral in the driver's seat. Home wins against FC Barcelona Lassa and Real Madrid gave Laboral home-court advantage in its playoffs series against Panathinaikos Athens. Laboral gave the Greens no chance, sweeping the best-of-five series to reach the Final Four for the first time since 2005. Bourousis was chosen to the All-Euroleague First Team, but players like Darius Adams, Adam Hanga and Mike James had career-best seasons, too. Laboral had a chance to make it to the Euroleague Championship Game, but Adams missed a shot at the end of the regulation in the semifinals and in overtime Fenerbahce Istanbul stopped Perasovic's team.

Euroleague

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2000-01 Euroleague 15-7 Runner-up
2001-02 Euroleague 13-7 Top 16
2002-03 Euroleague 11-9 Top 16
2003-04 Euroleague 13-7 Top 16
2004-05 Euroleague 13-11 Runner-up
2005-06 Euroleague 18-7 Semifinals
2006-07 Euroleague 20-4 Semifinals
2007-08 Euroleague 16-9 Semifinals
2008-09 Euroleague 14-7 Playoffs
2009-10 Euroleague 11-9 Playoffs
2010-11 Euroleague 10-10 Playoffs
2011-12 Euroleague 5-5 Regular Season
2012-13 Euroleague 13-15 Playoffs
2013-14 Euroleague 11-13 Top 16
2014-15 Euroleague 11-13 Top 16
2015-16 Euroleague 18-11 Semifinals
TOTAL: 212-144
History

Laboral Kutxa Vitoria starts the 2016-17 Turkish Airlines Euroleague ready to live up to its "Baskonia Character" motto that was more accurate than ever last season. Saski Baskonia was founded in 1959 and started playing in Spain's first division in the 1970s. The club's first trophy did not come until 1995, when Velimir Perasovic led the team to the Spanish Copa del Rey. Vitoria also reached the Saporta Cup finals in 1994 and 1995 and finally lifted that trophy in 1996 after downing PAOK Thessaloniki behind 31 points from Ramon Rivas. The club, then called Tau Ceramica, reached its first Spanish League finals in 1998 and added a second Copa del Rey title in 1999. The turn of the century led to instant success in the newborn Euroleague. Elmer Bennett and Victor Alexander led Tau to the 2000-01 Euroleague playoff finals before losing to Kinder Bologna in a do-or-die Game 5. In 2002, with Dejan Tomasevic as its new superstar, Tau won the Copa del Rey and its first Spanish League title. Luis Scola led Tau to two more Copa del Rey titles in 2004 and 2006 and the team did very well in the Euroleague too. Tau reached the Final Four for four consecutive seasons, from 2005 through 2008. In 2005, Tau upset favored host CSKA Moscow in the semifinals, but couldn't overcome defending champ Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv in the championship game. It proved to be the team’s last Euroleague final, as Maccabi, Panathinaikos and CSKA stopped Tau in the semifinals from 2006 to 2008. The club bounced back to win its second Spanish League title in 2008 by downing Barcelona in the finals behind an outstanding Pete Mickeal. Tau added another Copa del Rey in 2009 before changing its name to Caja Laboral – which became Laboral Kutxa late in the 2012-13 season. In 2010, Laboral conquered a third Spanish League title by sweeping Barcelona on a memorable series-winning three-point play by Fernando San Emeterio. There have not been any more titles since, but the fact that Fernando Buesa Arena was expanded to 15,504 seats and the many initiatives the club continues to put into practice show that Laboral is always moving forward. Laboral made it to the Euroleague playoffs in 2011 and 2012 and reached the Top 16 14 times in 15 years. After a rollercoaster 2014-15 season, Laboral was ready to bounce back. With Ioannis Bourousis as its new superstar and players like Mike James, Darius Adams and Adam Hanga ready to deliver, Baskonia was indestructible at home and won 13 of its 14 games at Buesa Arena to make it to the Final Four for the first time since 2008. Fenerbahce Istanbul ended the run in the semifinals, but Adams had a shot to win the game at the end of regulation, which went in and out. Laboral reached the Spanish League and the Copa del Rey semifinals, too.

Trophy Case

Saporta Cup: 1996
Spanish National League: 2002, 2008, 2010
Spanish National Cup "Copa del Rey": 1995, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009
Spanish Supercup "Supercopa": 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Average Records - All seasons
Category Season Value
Index Rating 2003-04 97.60
Points 2008-09 86.29
Total Rebounds 2014-15 38.38
Assists 2013-14 16.25
Steals 2006-07 12.92
Blocks 2014-15 3.88
2-pointers made 2001-02 25.70
3-pointers made 2015-16 9.34
Free throws made 2003-04 19.95
# Player Pos. H.
4 MAINOLDI, LEO F 2.03
5 NOCIONI, ANDRES F 2.03
6 POETA, GIUSEPPE G 1.91
8 HANGA, ADAM F 1.99
11 HAMILTON, LAMONT C 2.08
12 DIOP, ILIMANE C 2.10
13 KAUKENAS, RIMANTAS G 1.92
15 HODGE, WALTER G 1.82
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO G 1.98
21 PLEISS, TIBOR C 2.18
22 HEURTEL, THOMAS G 1.89
24 KELATI, THOMAS G 1.95
25 JELINEK, DAVID G 1.95
30 VAN OOSTRUM, DEVON G 1.93
51 BJELICA, MILKO F 2.07
55 CAUSEUR, FABIEN G 1.95
President:
Jose Antonio Querejeta
Address:
Fernando Buesa Arena Ctra. Zurbano S/N 01013 Vitoria - Spain
Arena:
FERNANDO BUESA ARENA
Ctra. Zurbano s/n, 01013 Vitoria