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 3 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 Cvetković. 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 4 Kazakhstan Sultanov, Timur 70001780000000000001.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 700179000000000000079 kg (174 lb) 33 – (1981-01-11)January 11, 1981
G 5 Kazakhstan Johnson, Jerry 70001860000000000001.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) 32 – (1982-04-23)April 23, 1982
C 6 Slovenia Mahalbašić, Rašid 70002110000000000002.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 24 – (1990-11-07)November 7, 1990
G 8 Serbia Paunić, Ivan 70001940000000000001.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (198 lb) 27 – (1987-01-27)January 27, 1987
G 9 Kazakhstan Ilyin, Pavel 70001910000000000001.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) 26 – (1988-05-24)May 24, 1988
G 10 Kazakhstan Murzagaliev, Rustem 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 22 – (1992-05-24)May 24, 1992
F 11 Kazakhstan Ponomarev, Anton 70002110000000000002.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 7002103000000000000103 kg (227 lb) 26 – (1988-10-31)October 31, 1988
F 12 Kazakhstan Klimov, Dmitriy 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 26 – (1988-09-05)September 5, 1988
G/F 13 Kazakhstan Yargaliev, Rustam 70001940000000000001.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 28 – (1986-12-20)December 20, 1986
F 14 Kazakhstan Lapchenko, Vitaliy 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 22 – (1992-01-01)January 1, 1992
F 15 Kazakhstan Orazov, Alimbek 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 21 – (1993-11-04)November 4, 1993
G 20 Kazakhstan Kaliev, Zhandos 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 21 – (1993-07-04)July 4, 1993
C 21 Kazakhstan Ainabekov, Bolat 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 20 – (1994-02-07)February 7, 1994
F 22 Azerbaijan Caner-Medley, Nik 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 7002104000000000000104 kg (229 lb) 31 – (1983-10-20)October 20, 1983
G 23 United States Brown, J'Covan 70001850000000000001.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) 24 – (1990-02-14)February 14, 1990
F/C 24 Croatia Andrić, Lukša 70002100000000000002.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 7002125000000000000125 kg (276 lb) 29 – (1985-01-29)January 29, 1985
G 25 Kazakhstan Marchuk, Maxim 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 20 – (1994-01-17)January 17, 1994
G/F 31 Kazakhstan Kolesnikov, Anatoly 70002000000000000002.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 26 – (1988-12-06)December 6, 1988
F 33 Greece Calathes, Pat 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002104000000000000104 kg (229 lb) 29 – (1985-10-12)October 12, 1985
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:

  • 1st Winners (3): 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14

Kazakhstan Basketball Cup:

  • 1st 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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