KK Krka, Novo Mesto


Since the club for decades did not compete at the highest level, it is not the best known fact that Krka as a club has a truly long lasting tradition. In 1948 the club, that until the 1990's competed in the lower divisions, was founded in Novo mesto.

Glory Days

The outburst of quality basketball was seen in Novo mesto in 2000, when Krka, led by excellent, back then still youngsters, Simon Petrov and Matjaž Smodiš, has become the first team to remove Union Olimpija from Slovenian championship throne. Later they competed at the highest European club level – Suproleague and Euroleague. However, the greatest success for Novo mesto basketball came in 2011, when led by head coach Aleksandar Džikić, Krka climbed on top of EuroChallenge cup and became the champion of this European club competition. The same season Krka also reached the ABA League Final Four tournament. The club has also established itself at the top of domestic scene lately, as they have won no less than 7 national championship trophies since 2000. In 2018 the side, led by Simon Petrov won the ABA League 2 in the first edition of the ABA League 2, and they repeated the success in the 2022/23, when the squad, led from the bench by Gašper Okorn won the NLB ABA League 2 trophy in the Domžale Playoffs Tournament.

Club Information

Župančičevo sprehajališče 1, 8000 Novo Mesto, Slovenia SHOW MAP
+386 7 39 39 550
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President:Andraž Šuštarič
General Manager:Jure Balažić


ŠD Leona Štuklja Novo Mesto
Šegova ulica 112, 8000 Novo Mesto, Slovenia SHOW MAP

Trophy Case

NLB ABA League 2

2018, 2023

Eurochallenge Cup


Slovenian League

2000, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Slovenian Cup

2014, 2015, 2016, 2021

Slovenian Supercup

2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016

Club Transfers

Players left Season 2024/25

Darko Planinić
Jairus Hamilton
Leon Stergar
Anže Bobnar
Bine Plut
Miha Škedelj
Marko Radovanović
Jurij Macura

Players arrived Season 2024/25

Tibor Mirtič (Kansai Helios)
Tayler Persons (MKS Dabrowa Gornicza)

Team Roster

# Name Position Height Date of Birth Nationality
Niko Bačvić Guard 191 23.09.1997 SVN
Tibor Mirtič Forward 202 05.02.2003 SVN
Tayler Persons Guard 191 31.08.1995 USA
Jan Špan Guard 189 20.11.1992 SVN
5 Miha Cerkvenik Shooting Guard 201 09.11.2001 SVN
13 Robert Jurković Forward 208 14.06.2002 SVN
24 Žak Smrekar Guard 196 10.08.2006 SVN
Dejan Jakara Coach

Club Statistics

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Game Stats

FG2, FG3 - Field Goals

M - Made

Ag - Against

Rebs - Rebounds

St - Steals

FT - Free Throws

A - Attempted

Foul - Foul

D - Defensive

To - Turnover

Min - Minutes

Blck - Blocks

Cm - Committed

O - Offensive

Val - Index Value

Pts - Points

Fv - in Favoure of

Rv - Received

Ass - Assists

W - Won, L - Lost