Basket Napoli
Basket Napoli is an Italian professional basketball
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 club that is based in the city of Naples
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. For past club sponsorship names, see the list below.


Before the 1999-00 season the team played in LegADue
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, under the name Serapide Pozzuoli; later the team headquarters was moved to Naples by its owner Lubrano, who then sold the society to Mario Maione. In the 2000-01 season, the club was promoted to the Lega Basket. Basket Napoli took part in the ULEB Cup
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 in the 2004-05 season
ULEB Cup 2004-05
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 and won the Italian Cup in 2006.

In September 2008, Basket Napoli was excluded from the Lega Basket championship due to financial problems, together with Orlandina Basket
Orlandina Basket
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. After this decision, the team re-started and began play in regional leagues.

Notable players

-  Larry Middleton 1 season: '96-'97 Marty Embry 1 season: '96-'97 Darren Morningstar
Darren Morningstar
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 1 season: '97-'98 Gianluca Lulli 3 seasons: '97-'99 Bill Jones 2 seasons: '98-'00 Charles Smith
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 2 seasons: '98-'00-  Michael Richmond 1 season: '98-'99 Stefano Rajola 4 seasons: '99-'03 Venson Hamilton
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 1 season: '99-'00 John Turner
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 2 seasons: '00-'02-  Nikola Radulović
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 1 season: '00-'01 Lamarr Greer 2 seasons: '00-'01, '02-'03 Dontae' Jones
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 2 seasons: '01-'03 Randolph Childress
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 1 season: '00-'01 Henry Williams
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 1 season: '01-'02 Mike Penberthy
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 4 seasons: '01-'05 Andre Hutson
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 1 season: '01-'02 Michael Andersen
Michael Andersen
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 3 seasons: '02-'05 Bennett Davison 2 seasons: '02-'04 Óscar Torres
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 2 seasons: '02-'04 Jerome Allen 2 seasons: '03-'05 Jeff Trepagnier
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 2 seasons: '04-'05, '06-'07 Ansu Sesay
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 2 seasons: '05-'07 Michel Morandais 2 seasons: '05-'07 Lynn Greer 1 season: '05-'06 Tierre Brown
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 1 season: '06-'07 Larry O'Bannon
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1 season: '06-'07

Sponsorship names

Through the years, due to sponsorship deals, it has been also known as:
  • Serapide Pozzuoli (1995–99)
  • Record Napoli (1999–01)
  • Pastificio di Nola Napoli (2001–02)
  • Pompea Napoli (2002–05)
  • Carpisa Napoli (2005–06)
  • Eldo Basket Napoli (2006–08)
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