(1948–1958; 1975–1995; 2010–2014)
Nuova Pallacanestro Pavia
|Location||Pavia, Lombardy, Italy|
|Team colors||Blue, White|
For past club sponsorship names, see the list below.
The club was established in 1943 as Onda Pavia by industrialist Luigi Cazzani. In 1955–56, Pavia finished at third place in the Serie A, the national championship. It played in the first division until 1958 when it was expelled.
Onda Pavia was refounded a few years later. At the end of the 1978–79 season the team was promoted to the third division Serie B. The club then climbed to the second division in 1985. With the addition of experienced coach Tonino Zorzi and legendary player Oscar Schmidt, the side beat Sidis Reggio Emilia on 9 May 1991 in the playout to earn a return to Serie A.
Despite the efforts made by Oscar, top scorer of the league with 38.6 points per game, the team only lasted one season in the top division, being relegated in 1992. After a few unremarkable years in the second division and the departure of Oscar, the side went bankrupt in 1995.
In 1997, Nuova Pallacanestro Pavia was established as its successor and reached the second division in 2001. In 2005/2006 a 17-year-old Danilo Gallinari, the eventual Italian NBA star, played its first professional championship with Pavia, and the team then had its best season in 2006/2007, losing a promotion playoff final.
However, in June 2010 the side sold its right to play in the second division to Scaligera Basket Verona, voluntarily relegating to the third division Serie A dilettanti. At the same time it retook the name Pallacanestro Pavia.
After two years in that league, Pallacanestro Pavia again auto-relegated, this time to the fourth division Serie C after struggling to find financing. It only played a season at the level before choosing to move down to the sixth division Promozione.
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
To appear in this section a player must have either:
- Mimmo Giroldi 5 seasons: '84–'89
- Cedrick Hordges 3 seasons: '85–'88
- Giuseppe Ponzoni 4 seasons: '85–'89
- Paolo Boesso 3 seasons: '86–'89
- Marcellus Starks 1 season: '87–'88
- Hernan Montenegro 2 seasons: '88–'90
- Mike Davis 1 season: '88–'89
- George Singleton 1 season: '88–'89
- Stefano Attruia 1 season: '89–'90
- Robert Lock 3 seasons: '89–'92
- Domenico Fantin 3 seasons: '89–'91, '92–'93
- Moris Masetti 2 seasons: '90–'92
- Oscar Schmidt 3 seasons: '90–'93
- Bob Thornton 1 season: '92–'93
- Rod Griffin 1 season: '93–'94
- Zoran Radović 1 season: '93–'94
- Giovanni Noli 2 seasons: '93–'95
- Randy Allen 1 season: '94–'95
|Pallacanestro Pavia retired numbers|
Throughout the years, due to sponsorship, the club has been known as :
- Necchi Pavia: (1955–1957)
- Annabella Pavia: (1985–1990)
- Fernet Branca Pavia: (1990–1993)
- Sacil HLB Pavia: (2001–2002)
- Edimes Pavia: (2002–2009)
- "Dal debutto con l'Onda Pavia sino agli anni d'oro di Oscar" [Starting with Onda Pavia to the golden years of Oscar]. La Provincia Pavese (in Italian). Pavia. 12 October 2008. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
- "Nuova, dopo 14 anni finisce l'avventura" [Nuova, the adventure ends after 14 years]. La Provincia Pavese (in Italian). Pavia. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
- "Basket, Pavia dà l'addio alla Legatre" [Pavia says goodbye to the third league]. La Provincia Pavese (in Italian). 5 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
- "Pavia in Promo riparte da Baudino" [Pavia in promo[tion] starts from Baudino]. La Provincia Pavese (in Italian). Pavia. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
- "Comunicato ufficiale n.2888 del 15/05/2014" [Official press released n.2888 of the 15 May 2014] (PDF). Federazione Italiana Pallacanestro (in Italian). 15 May 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
- "Omnia sempre più "paviacentrica"" [Omnia more and more Pavia-centric]. La Provincia Pavese (in Italian). Pavia. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015.