TTT Riga

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TTT Riga
Leagues LSBL
FIBA Euroleague
Founded 1958
Arena Arena Riga
(capacity: 12,500)
Location Riga, Latvia
Team colors white with blue stripes and orange
Head coach Aigars Nerips
Championships

FIBA's EuroLeague Women: 18
FIBA's Ronchetti Cup: 1

LSBL Championships : 11
Website tttriga.lv
Uniforms
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TTT Rīga is the name of a professional women's basketball club based in Riga, Latvia. "TTT" means Tram and Trolley Trust. Team held its first official game on 5 November 1958. Next 25 years are known as the First Golden age of the club. Internationally club was known also as Daugava Riga, in fact Daugava was predecessor of TTT Riga in 1950s.

History

Led by famous Latvian basketball player and coach Olgerts "Bohums" Altbergs, TTT Riga conquered its first European title in 1960, winning the European Cup for Women's Champion Clubs (since 1992 known as Euroleague Women). Dzidra Uztupe-Karamiseva, Vita Silina-Luka (Karpova), Dzintra Kiepe-Baka and other outstanding players of the time bring women basketball to new levels. Seventeen more European titles were added during next 22 years – achievement unequalled until this day.

Rise of Uljana (Juliana) Semjonova, joining TTT Riga in 1965, at the age of 13, confirmed golden status of „TTT". From 1964 to 1975 TTT earned 12 consecutive European titles. In 18 seasons of international competition Uljana Semjonova never lost a game in national team competition, a record that will almost certainly never be repeated.

Late 1980s and 1990s marked decline of once famous club. Best Latvian players, with Semojonova being the first one, continued their professional careers in France, Spain and Italy. It took ten years after Latvia regained independence, while TTT re-entered Liliana Ronchetti cup in 2001. Next entry followed only five years later.

Autumn of 2006 was a turning point in history of the club. New leadership and new management launched long term work to unite best Latvian players under the famous club name, first foreign internationals – like Brazilian and WNBA star Iziane Castro Marques – came to Latvia. In the spring of 2007 TTT Riga after one year silence regained Latvian title and applied for the participation in FIBA Euroleague Women. Season of 2007–2008 will be the 50th for the club.

Players of note

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers

Current roster

TTT Riga roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
4 Latvia Dita Rozenberga
5 Latvia Ance Aizsila
7 Latvia Guna Lagzdiņa
8 Latvia Paula Tomsone
9 Latvia Kitija Laksa
10 Latvia Ieva Spīgule
11 Latvia Karlīne Nīmane
12 Latvia Linda Sarja
13 Latvia Krista Brīdiņa
14 Latvia Dita Rozenberga
15 Latvia Ieva Krastiņa
17 Latvia Rūta Veidere
20 Latvia Agate Geka
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Notable past players

Championships

References

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