Club profile: Buducnost Voli Podgorica

Jul 30, 2014 by Print
Buducnost Voli celebrates - EC13 (photo

Buducnost Voli PodgoricaPerennial Montenegrin champion KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica returns to the Eurocup for the seventh time in eight seasons, eager to improve on its up-and down 2013-14 season. Buducnost did not make it past the Eurocup Regular Season, and finished one place out of the Adriatic League Final Four, but Buducnost won the Montenegrin double - sweeping Zeta 2011 for its eighth league title, and routing Sutjeska to lift the Cup. Founded in 1949, it took four decades for Buducnost to cement its place in the first division of the Yugoslav League. By the end of the century, however, it was the team to beat. After Yugoslav Cup titles in 1996 and 1998, Dejan Tomasevic, Milenko Topic and Vlado Scepanovic helped Buducnost to a record-setting domestic winning streak of 51 games and three straight Yugoslav League titles from 1999 to 2001. Another cup trophy made for a league-cup double in 2001, and Buducnost proved to be a force in the 2000-01 Euroleague by reaching the playoffs. The club returned to the Euroleague for the next two years, but failed to reach the Top 16, and a quieter period followed before Buducnost became the new team to beat in the newborn Montenegrin League. The club had won every league title since 2007, while also leaving its mark in the Eurocup. Over the past four seasons, Buducnost has reached the Eurocup quarterfinals twice - in 2011-12 and 2012-13 – and also recorded a pair of Adriatic League Final Four appearances. After coming up short in the Eurocup Regular Season last year, Buducnost aims for bigger things in 2014-15.
Eurocup: Regular Season
ABA Liga: Regular Season, 5th place
Montenegrin League: Champion
Montenegrin Cup: Champion