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ASK Riga

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Dissolved  2009
Arena  Arena Riga
Location  Riga, Latvia
President  Jānis Birks
Home  Away
Head coach  Donaldas Kairys
Founded  2005

Team colors  White with Yellow-Gold stripes and Carolina Blue
Championships  Latvian Championships: 1 Soviet League Championships: 3 Euroleague Championships: 3
Leagues  Latvijas Basketbola līga, Baltic Basketball League, EuroCup Basketball

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ASK Rīga is a former professional basketball club based in Riga, Latvia. "ASK" stands for "Armijas Sporta Klubs" (in English: Army Sports Club).


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ASK, which stands for Army Sports Club, was the first European Cup winner in 1958 and managed to defend its title in 1959 and 1960. Only Split (1989–91) has been able to win three consecutive continental crowns since then. ASK won Academic Sofia in the 1958 and 1959 Euroleague two-way finals, and did the same with Dynamo Tblisi the following season. Gomelsky soon joined CSKA, which became the team to beat in Russian basketball, but Riga stayed competitive in the Soviet League until the early 1990s.

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Years of obscurity followed, even though Riga was always represented by teams like BK Skonto, Barons/LMT or VEF Riga. BK Riga was re-founded in 2004 and it got back the name of ASK Riga on March 23, 2006, supported by the Riga City Council, the National Army Forces and some powerful sponsors, as well as the brand new Arena Riga, with room for 12,500 fans. The team made it to both the Baltic League and the FIBA EuroCup quarterfinals, but the best was yet to come. The arrival of Torraye Braggs happened to be the key piece in a roster already featuring Sandis Valters, Raitis Grafs, Curtis Millage, A.J. Bramlett and Sandis Buškevics. ASK won the best-of-seven Latvian League finals 4-2 and started a new era, breaking BK Ventspils's seven-year dynasty. ASK hosted the ULEB Cup opening game last season, but a plague of injuries did not allow the team to reach the elimination rounds. This season ASK finished fourth in the Baltic League and won the bronze medals in the Latvian League. 2008/2009 was the last season of ASK Riga.


Soviet League

  • Winners (3): 1954-55, 1956–57, 1957–58
  • Latvian League

  • Winners (1): 2006-07
  • European


  • Winners (3): 1958, 1958-59, 1959-60
  • Runners-up (1): 1960-61
  • Notable players

  • List of ASK Riga Players
  • Notable coaches

  • Alexander Gomelsky
  • Ramunas Butautas
  • Karlis Lasmanis

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    ASK Riga Euroleague Basketball Teams Scores Stats News Standings
    ASK Riga ASK Rga LBL Basketlv


    ASK Riga Wikipedia

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