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2011-12 Team Profile: Asseco Prokom Gdynia
Asseco Prokom Gdynia enters its eighth consecutive season in the Euroleague looking to build on recent successes in order to join the upper echelon of European powers. Prokom reached the Euroleague quarterfinals for the first time in 2010, but last season a handful of narrow defeats kept the team from getting past the Regular Season. Nonetheless the club rebounded to successfully defend its Polish League crown. For a club that has little history to speak of before the turn of the century, Prokom has already established itself as the powerhouse in Poland and as a rising force in European play. The club opened its doors in 1995 and within five seasons had climbed to the top level in Poland and claimed its first title, the 2000 Polish Cup. A year later a second Cup arrived and the team reached the Korac Cup quarterfinals in its debut European season. In 2002 Prokom reached the Polish finals for the first time and in 2003 it did the same, while also getting all the way to the FIBA Europe Champions Cup title game, where it fell short of winning its first continental trophy by a single point, 84-83, against Aris Thessaloniki. Prokom made its ULEB Cup debit in the 2003-04 season and advanced to the elimination rounds before going out to eventual champ Hapoel Jerusalem. Then the team focused on the Polish League and finally disposed of Slask Wroclaw in the finals to win the league title. And since then, Prokom has been the undisputed king of Polish basketball. The club did not need much time to prove itself a worthy Euroleague competitor as it reached the Top 16 in its first, third and fifth Euroleague seasons. In the 2009-10 season Prokom made history, grinding through the Top 16 and into the playoffs for the first time, where it even took a game off of eventual finalist Olympiacos before bowing out. The expectations were ripe for another run last season, but Prokom came up short in too many close games – going 2-6 in games decided by 7 points or less – and bowed out of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague by the end of the Regular Season. Still, Dan Ewing, in his third season with the club, carried Prokom through a tough seven-game challenge in the Polish League finals to help his team keep the title. Eight consecutive league championships won and four Euroleague Top 16 appearances in the last seven seasons put Prokom among rare company. The other teams to achieve such feats have also carried themselves to the Final Four – and such is the undeniable goal for Prokom. Beware the fully reloaded king of Polish basketball this year as Asseco Prokom looks to take the next step on the road that seems to be bringing it always closer to Turkish Airlines Euroleague glory.
Friday, July 22, 2011
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