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Hamar
Leagues1. deild karla
Founded10 September 1992
HistoryHamar
(1992–2004)
Hamar/Selfoss
2004–2007
Hamar
(2007–present)
ArenaFrystikistan
LocationHveragerði, Iceland
Team colorsBlue, white
   
Head coachRui Costa
WebsiteHamarsport.is

The Hamar men's basketball team, commonly known as Hamar, is the men's basketball department of Íþróttafélagið Hamar. It was founded on 10 September 1992.[1]

History

Hamar first fielded a men's team during the 1993–1994 season when it participated in 2. deild karla. After three seasons in the 2. deild, Hamar won the league in 1997 and was promoted to 1. deild karla. During its first season in 1. deild, the team finished 5th in the league. During the summer, Hamar hired former Icelandic international player Pétur Ingvarsson as its player-coach. Behind his and star player Oleg Krijanovskij play, Hamar finished fourth in the league and made it to the playoffs. In the semi-finals, Hamar defeated Þór Þorlákshöfn 2-1 and advanced to the finals where it faced former Úrvalsdeild powerhouse Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur. After losing the first game, 102–90, Hamar went on a won the next two for the 1. deild championship and promotion to the top-tier Úrvalsdeild karla.[1][2]

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2. deild karla (basketball)

2. deild karla (basketball)

2. deild karla or D2 is the third tier basketball competition among clubs in Iceland. It is organized by the Icelandic Basketball Federation . It consists of 11 teams and the season consists of a home-and-away schedule of 20 games. The top four non-reserve teams meet in a playoff for the victory in the league and promotion to 1. deild karla.

1. deild karla (basketball)

1. deild karla (basketball)

1. deild karla or D1 is the second-tier basketball competition among clubs in Iceland. It is organized by the Icelandic Basketball Federation . The season consists of a home-and-away schedule of 18 games, followed by a four-team playoff round. Both semifinals and finals series are best-of-three. The top team from the regular-season phase and the four-team playoff round winner are promoted to the Úrvalsdeild karla. The bottom club is relegated, and replaced by the four-team playoff round winner of the third-tier 2. deild karla.

Þór Þorlákshöfn (basketball club)

Þór Þorlákshöfn (basketball club)

Körfuknattleiksdeild Þórs Þorlákshafnar is an Icelandic basketball club, commonly known as Þór Þorlákshöfn. It is a subdivision of Þór Þorlákshöfn multi sports club, based in the town of Þorlákshöfn in Iceland. It's men's team currently plays in Úrvalsdeild karla.

ÍR men's basketball

ÍR men's basketball

The Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur men's basketball team, commonly known as ÍR, is the men's basketball department of Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur. It is based in Reykjavík, Iceland and currently plays in Úrvalsdeild karla. ÍR was one of the pioneers of basketball in Iceland and one of the founding members of the men's Úrvalsdeild. From 1954 to 1977, the team won fifteen national championships. In 1964, it became the first Icelandic team to compete in a continental competition when it defeated the Collegians from Belfast, 71-17, in the first round of the 1964–65 FIBA European Champions Cup.

Úrvalsdeild karla (basketball)

Úrvalsdeild karla (basketball)

Úrvalsdeild karla, also known as Subway deildin for sponsorship reasons, is the highest men's professional basketball competition among clubs in Iceland, where play determines the national champion. It is organized by the Icelandic Basketball Federation . The season consists of a home-and-away schedule of 22 games, followed by an eight-team playoff round. Quarterfinals, semifinals and finals series are best-of-five. The bottom clubs are relegated, and replaced by the top team from the regular-season phase and the four-team playoff round winner of the second-level First Division.

Trophies and achievements

Notable players

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

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Iceland

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Danero Thomas

Danero Thomas

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England

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Fannar Ólafsson

Fannar Ólafsson

Fannar Ólafsson is an Icelandic basketball analyst on Stöð 2 Sport's Domino's Körfuboltakvöld and a former basketball player. He went five times to the Úrvalsdeild finals, as a member of Keflavík and KR, and won the national championships each time. He won the Icelandic Basketball Cup in 2004 and 2011.

Everage Richardson

Everage Richardson

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Dee Franklin

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Canada

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Keith Vassell

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Lárus Jónsson

Lárus Jónsson

Lárus Jónsson is an Icelandic basketball coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of Þór Þorlákshöfn. As a player, he played several seasons in the Icelandic top-tier Úrvalsdeild karla and was a member of the Icelandic national team. In 2021 he led Þór Þorlákshöfn to its first ever national championship.

Marvin Valdimarsson

Marvin Valdimarsson

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Coaches

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Iceland

Iceland

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Ágúst Björgvinsson

Ágúst Björgvinsson

Ágúst Sigurður Björgvinsson is an Icelandic professional basketball coach who last coached Úrvalsdeild karla club Valur. He was the head coach of the Icelandic women's national basketball team from 2007 to 2009 and won back-to-back national championships with Haukar women's team in 2006 and 2007.

Lárus Jónsson

Lárus Jónsson

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Portugal

Portugal

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Source: "Hamar men's basketball", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamar_men's_basketball.

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References
  1. ^ a b Gísli Þorsteinsson (26 October 1999). "Ævintýri í Hveragerði". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). pp. B6–B7. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  2. ^ "1. deild ka. úrslit 1999". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Máté Dalmey nýr þjálfari Hamars". karfan.is (in Icelandic). 25 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
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