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Pallacanestro Reggiana is an Italian basketball team based in Reggio Emilia, also known for sponsorship reasons as Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia. In 2012/2013 season it successfully returned to Lega Basket Serie A.

History[]

Pallacanestro Reggiana is the historical name of the team whose official team name changes depending on who are the main sponsors. Their best result for long time was 7th place in Serie A in 1998/99 season. They have reached the final of the Italian Cup in 2004/05 season. Team played in ULEB Cup, but it has also played in the Korać Cup in 1998/99 and 1999/00 seasons.

In 2011/2012 Legadue Basket season team won 20 out of 28 games, winning the Championship. It allowed to return to Lega Basket Serie A in 2012/2013 season. Coming-back-to-Seria A-season opened new chapter in team's history. Team finished regular season with 18 victories in 30 games and 6th place in the final standings, which is the best accomplishment ever. In the first play-off round Reggio Emilia lost to Pallacanestro Virtus Roma in seven game series (3-4).

Reggio Emilia is the place where Kobe Bryant started to play basketball, because his father Joe Bryant was playing for the team from 1989 to 1991.

Gianluca Basile, who is considered to be one of the best 1990s and 2000s era Italian basketball players, started his pro career with Pallacanestro Reggiana, playing for the team for four seasons (1995–1999).

Pallacanestro Reggiana has strong and one of the loudest fan bases in Italian basketball.

Arena[]

From 1980, the Team plays its home games in the PalaBigi, seating 3 800 spectators.

Roster[]

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