2016-17 Team Profile: Buducnost VOLI Podgorica

Aug 16, 2016 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
2016-17 Team Profile: Buducnost VOLI Podgorica

Buducnost returned to the Eurocup for the eighth time in nine seasons, but did not advance out of its regular season group. Buducnost had a strong start with a 13-point home win against Banvit Bandirma and also beat a strong Unics Kazan side by 10 points in the Montenegrin capital. However, four road defeats put the team in a 2-4 hole and Buducnost never recovered. The team registered a couple more double-digit victories on its home floor – a 19-point beating of Aris Thessaloniki and a 33-point thrashing of Steaua Bucharest, but failing to win away from home combined with a tight home loss to Trabzonspor eliminated Buducnost from Last 32 contention.


2002-03 Euroleague 2-12 Regular Season
2001-02 Euroleague 3-11 Regular Season
2010-11 Euroleague 7-5 Playoffs
TOTAL: 12-28


2015-16 Eurocup 4-6 Regular Season
2014-15 Eurocup 4-12 Last 32
2013-14 Eurocup 3-7 Regular Season
2012-13 Eurocup 7-7 Quarterfinal
2011-12 Eurocup 7-7 Quarterfinal
2010-11 Eurocup 3-3 Regular Season
2008-09 Eurocup 1-5 Regular Season
2007-08 ULEB Cup 8-4 Last 32
2004-05 ULEB Cup 4-6 Regular Season
2003-04 ULEB Cup 5-5 Regular Season
TOTAL: 46-62


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 triumph made for a 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. A quieter period followed before Buducnost became the new team to beat in the newborn Montenegrin League. The club has won every league title from the inaugural 2006-07 campaign, while also leaving its mark in the Eurocup. Over a span of four seasons, Buducnost has reached the Eurocup quarterfinals twice - in 2011-12 and 2012-13 – and was ousted only by Valencia Basket and eventual champ Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, respectively. At home, Buducnost has won the Montenegrin double for six straight years, from 2007 to 2012. It won the seventh of ten consecutive league crowns in 2013, and a year later started another string of Montenegrin doubles, but also a string of three consecutive Adriatic League semifinal appearances. In 2014-15, the team advanced through the Eurocup regular season and into the Last 32 and also lost a decisive fifth game of the Adriatic League semifinal series against Cedevita Zagreb. However the team bounced back by winning the Montenegrin League against Sutjeska and the Cup by routing Zeta. Last season, Buducnost won the Adriatic League regular season, but failed to reach its first ever finals after getting swept in the best-of-three playoff semifinals against Mega Leks. In Montenegro, however, the club continued its dominance. Buducnost routed Mornar Bar to lift the Cup and won its tenth league title by beating the same opponent 3-1 in the playoff finals.

Trophy Case

Montenegrin National League: 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16
Montenegrin National Cup: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
Serbia and Montenegro League: 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01
Serbia and Montenegro Cup: 1996, 1998, 2001