Košarkaški klub Partizan (Serbian Cyrillic: Кошаркашки клуб Партизан), known as Partizan mt:s for sponsorship reasons, is a Serbian professional basketball club. It is part of the multi-sports Belgrade-based club Partizan. The club competes in the Serbian League, Adriatic League and Euroleague.
KK Partizan is the most successful basketball club in Serbia. During its more than six decades long history, Partizan has won as many as 41 trophies.
KK Partizan is the defending Serbian basketball champion and the holder of 19 national champion titles, of which the last eleven were won consecutively. They have also won 13 national basketball cups and five consecutive Adriatic championships (2007–2011).
The most significant trophy the club has won is the European Champion trophy at the Final Four of the Euroleague in Istanbul in 1992. KK Partizan was the European champion in 1992 with curiosity of winning the title, although playing all but one of the games (crucial quarter-final game vs. Knorr) on foreign grounds (in Madrid suburb Fuenlabrada); FIBA decided not to allow teams from the former Yugoslavia to play their home games at their home venues, because of open hostilities in the region. Same year club took national championship and cup, and won Triple Crown. KK Partizan was not allowed to defend the Euroleague title in the 1992–93 season, because of UN sanctions. They also won 3 Radivoj Korać Cups in 1978, 1979 and 1989.
KK Partizan has grown into the most famous basketball brand from Serbia and team acclaimed both on the European and World levels. Partizan has earned respect not only by winning and constantly participating in the European competitions, but also thanks to a multitude of its players that have worn the jersey of the National team, the squad who has conquered the world earning fame and trophies for their country. No European team has given as much players in the world best league NBA as Partizan did and they have always been the trademark of the country which was multiple European and World basketball champion.
KK Partizan became the first Serbian team to play an official game against NBA teams, in September 2009.
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“A Tory..., since the revolution, may be defined in a few words, to be a lover of monarchy, though without abandoning liberty; and a partizan of the family of Stuart. As a Whig may be defined to be a lover of liberty though without renouncing monarchy; and a friend to the settlement in the protestant line.”
—David Hume (17111776)