Zaza Pachulia Basketball Academy

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Zaza Pachulia Basketball Academy
  
LeaguesGeorgian Youth Basketball League
Founded2 September 2015; 6 years ago (2015-09-02)
History2015–present
ArenaZaza Pachulia Basketball Academy
Capacity1,000
LocationTbilisi, Georgia
Team managerGiorgi Alavidze
Head coachZoran Peno
OwnershipZaza Pachulia
Websitezpacademy.ge

Zaza Pachulia Basketball Academy, commonly known as Zaza, is a professional basketball club based in Tbilisi, Georgia. The club was founded in 2015 as an academy to develop youth players from the Republic of Georgia. The club entered the Georgian Youth Basketball League for the 2015–16 season.

History

Foundation

The Academy was established on 2 September 2015 to function as a basketball academy for regional talent from the Republic of Georgia. In its first years, the team played with several youth teams in domestic competitions.

First seasons

In its debut season, u18 Team "Zaza" participated in the Georgian youth basketball B league. The team consisted of a selection of young promising players and by winning it they qualified for the next season of u18 Georgian basketball A league.

Results

Georgian Youth Basketball League u20
Season Team Tier Finish Wins Losses Win% Head coach
2016–17 Zaza-1 A 2st 12 12 .500 Dejan Prokić
2017-18 Zaza-1 A 2nd -- -- -- Dejan Prokić
2018-19 Zaza-1 A 1st -- -- -- Dejan Prokić
Georgian Youth Basketball League u18
Season Team Tier Regular Season Wins Losses Win% Play-off Head coach
2015-16 Zaza-1 B -- 4 28 .125 1st Dejan Prokić
2016-17 Zaza-1 A 1st 23 0 1.000 1st Dejan Prokić
2017-18 Zaza-2 A 2nd 22 4 .846 3rd Lekso Laphanashvili
2017-18 Zaza-1 A 1st 25 1 .962 1st Dejan Prokić
2018-19 Zaza-1 A 1st 18 3 .857 1st Irakli Maisuradze
2019–20[note 1] -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Georgian Youth Basketball League u16
Season Team Tier Regular Season Wins Losses Win% Play-off Head coach
2016–17 Zaza-1 A 5th 12 12 .500 Semi-Finals Dmitri Jakobov
2016–17 Zaza-2 A 11th 7 17 .292 -- Irakli Maisuradze
2017-18 Zaza-1 A 1st 29 2 .935 1st Zoran Peno
2017-18 Zaza-2 A 13th 2 24 .077 -- Irakli Maisuradze
2017-18 Zaza-3 A 8th 12 15 .444 Quarter-Finals David Mumladze
2018-19 Zaza-1 A 1st (A Group) 18 4 .818 1st Will Smith
2018-19 Zaza-2 A 2nd (B group) 9 8 .529 Quarter-Finals Jolivet Toudjani Talba
2019–20[note 1] Zaza-1 A -- 8 2 -- -- David Mumladze
Georgian Youth Basketball League u14
Season Team Tier Finish Wins Losses Win% Tbilisi Cup Head coach
2015–16 Zaza-1 B 1st 4 28 .125 -- Dejan Prokić
2016–17 Zaza-1 A 1st 5 29 .147 1st Dejan Prokić
2017-18 Zaza-1 A 1st 1st Dejan Prokić
2018-19 Zaza-1 A 1st 1st Irakli Maisuradze
2019–20[note 1] -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
NBA jr Georgia
Season Team Tier Wins Losses Win% Finish Head coach
2017 Zaza-1 A -- -- -- 1st Lasha Toidze
2018 Zaza-1 A -- -- -- 1st Zoran Peno
2019 Zaza-1 A -- -- -- 1st Jolivet Toudjani Talba
2020[note 1] -- -- -- -- -- -- --

International Tournaments

Age Year Coach Tournament Country Place
u17 2017 Dejan Prokić Belgium X-mas international Tournament Belgium Winner
u13 2019 Will Smith Baltics boys basketball league (BBBL) Winner

Head coaches

Coach Nationality Tenure
Dejan Prokić Slovenia 2015-2018
Will Smith Australia 2018-2019
Zoran Peno Serbia 2019–present

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The 2019–20 season was ended in February 2020 prematurely because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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