BC Astana

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BC Astana
BC Astana logo
Leagues National Basketball League
VTB United League
Founded 2011
History Astana Tigers
(2000-2011)
BC Astana
(2011–present)
Arena Saryarka Velodrome
Arena Capacity 9,270
Location Astana, Kazakhstan
Team colors Yellow, Blue
         
President Russia Valeri Tikhonenko
Head coach Serbia Aleksandar Trifunović
Championships 2 Domestic Titles
4 Domestic Cups
Website www.bcastana.kz
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Basketball Club Astana (Kazakh: Астана баскетбол клубы; Russian: Баскетбольный клуб Астана) is a Kazakhstani professional basketball club that is based in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. The team competes in the National Basketball League and VTB United League since 2011. BC Astana is the member of Astana Presidential Sports Club.[1]

History[edit]

Basketball team Astana was created in March 2011 with the support from the National Welfare Fund "Samruk-Kazyna".[2]

Already, BC Astana - it's a club that united a leading Kazakh players: Rustam Yargaliev, Anton Ponomarev, Dmitri Klimov, Pavel Ilyin, Rustem Murzagaliev and other well known as well as foreign players, whose names are well known in Europe: Jerry Johnson, David Simon, Brion Rush and Branko Cvetkovic. As head coach of the club, invited the Italian specialist Matteo Boniciolli, who in 2008 was voted "Coach of the Year" in Italy. In the same year, the Italian coach won the cup "FIBA EuroCup Challenge" with the club, "S.S. Felice Scandone" and Club "Lottomatica Roma" under his leadership in 2010 came in the top 16 of Euroleague, that Kazakhstan team he led to great victories.

In a VTB United League BC Astana plays for two seasons, did many sensation by beating big teams, such as the giants of European basketball Lithuanian Zalgiris and Lietuvos Rytas, Ukrainian BC Budivelnyk, BC Donetsk and BC Azovmash, BC Kalev, VEF Rīga, Russian BC Nizhny Novgorod, Red Wings and BC Khimki.

BC Astana - BC Azovmash VTB United League regular season game in 2014.

Roster[edit]

BC Astana roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 5 Kazakhstan Johnson, Jerry 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 32 – (1982-04-23)April 23, 1982
C 9 United States Simon, David 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 32 – (1982-08-09)August 9, 1982
F 11 Kazakhstan Ponomarev, Anton 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 25 – (1988-10-31)October 31, 1988
F 12 Kazakhstan Klimov, Dmitri 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 25 – (1988-09-05)September 5, 1988
G/F 13 Kazakhstan Yargaliev, Rustam 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 27 – (1986-12-20)December 20, 1986
F 22 Kazakhstan Lapchenko, Vitaly 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 22 – (1992-01-01)January 1, 1992
G/F 31 Kazakhstan Kolesnikov, Anatoly 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 25 – (1988-12-06)December 6, 1988
F 33 Greece Calathes, Pat 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 28 – (1985-10-12)October 12, 1985
F/C Croatia Andrić, Lukša 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 125 kg (276 lb) 29 – (1985-01-29)January 29, 1985
F Azerbaijan Caner-Medley, Nik 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 30 – (1983-10-20)October 20, 1983
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Kazakhstan Vitaly Strebkov
  • Kazakhstan Andrey Novikov

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2012-06-19


Championships[edit]

Kazakhstan Basketball League:

  • Winners (3): 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14

Kazakhstan Basketball Cup:

  • Winners (4): 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Season by season[edit]

Season Domestic competitions Kazakh Cup Regional competitions Continental competitions[a]
Tier League Pos. Postseason League Pos. Result Tier League Result
2011–12 1 NBL 1 Champion Champion
VTB
7
N/A N/A
2012–13 1 NBL 1 Champion Champion
VTB
5
EF
N/A
2013–14 1 NBL 1 Champion Champion
VTB
5
EF
N/A
2014–15 1 NBL
3
EuroChallenge
  1. ^ BC Astana has played in the European system as well as in the Asian system.

Head coaches[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ilyas Omarov (July 4, 2013). "Astana Presidential Sports Club Launched". The Astana Times. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "History of the BC Astana". BC Astana. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 

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