BC Azovmash

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Azovmash Mariupol
Azovmash Mariupol logo
Leagues Ukrainian SuperLeague
VTB United League
Eurocup
Founded 1991
History 1991–present
Arena Azovmash Arena
(capacity: 3,022)
Location Mariupol, Ukraine
Team colors Blue, white, orange
              
President Aleksandr Savchuk
Head coach Sergey Zavalin
Championships Ukrainian Championships: (7)
2002-03, 2003-04, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10
Ukrainian Cups: (5)
2000-01, 2001-02, 2007-08, 2007-08, 2008-09
Website Official Website
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Away

BC Azovmash (Ukrainian: БК "Азовмаш") is a Ukrainian professional basketball club. It was founded in 1991 in the city of Mariupol in South-Eastern Ukraine. It now takes part in 4 competitions: Ukrainian SuperLeague, Ukrainian Cup, VTB United League and the ULEB Eurocup and its home court is Azovmash Arena. It is one of the strongest teams in Ukraine along with BC Kyiv, BC Khimik and, BC Cherkasy. The team's performance peak was an appearance in the EuroCup Final of 2007, against Akasvayu Girona.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1990. Azovmash moved up from the Ukrainian third to first division by 1999. Azovmash won the 2002 Ukrainian SuperLeague title. Azovmash added another Ukrainian title in 2004 and following the arrival of point guard Khalid El-Amin, won the domestic championship again in 2006 and 2007.

In 2007, with players like Kenan Bajramović, Panagiotis Liadelis, Serhiy Lishchuk and El-Amin, Azovmash reached the FIBA EuroCup Final Four, defeating Italian Serie A club Virtus Bologna by a point in the semis before falling to Spanish Liga ACB club Akasvayu Girona in the title game. In 2008, Azovmash reached the elimination rounds ULEB Cup and won the Ukrainian domestic championship and cup.

Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined by FIBA. Players may hold more than one nationality.

BC Azovmash roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SF 4 Ukraine Pustozvonov, Maksym 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 27 – (1987-04-16)April 16, 1987
G 9 Ukraine Lutsenko, Maksim 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 21 – (1993-01-30)January 30, 1993
PG 11 Ukraine Zabirchenko, Dmitriy 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 30 – (1984-06-15)June 15, 1984
F 12 Ukraine Luhovtsov, Kristian 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 20 – (1994-03-13)March 13, 1994
C 14 Ukraine Zaytsev, Igor 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 25 – (1989-05-11)May 11, 1989
C 15 Ukraine Natyazhko, Kirill 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 120 kg (265 lb) 23 – (1990-11-30)November 30, 1990
G 17 Ukraine Lukashov, Denis 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 25 – (1989-04-30)April 30, 1989
G 18 Ukraine Slipenchuk, Artem 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 24 – (1989-11-28)November 28, 1989
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: September 14, 2013

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason Ukrainian Cup VTB United European competitions
2008–09 1 SuperLeague 1 Champion Winner 2 Eurocup – Top 16
2009–10 1 SuperLeague 6 Champion Semifinalist 2 Eurocup – Regular season
2010–11 1 SuperLeague 3 Semifinalist Finalist 4th place 2 Eurocup – Regular season
2011–12 1 SuperLeague 3 Finalist Group stage 2 Eurocup – Regular season
2012–13 1 SuperLeague 3 Finalist Group stage 2 Eurocup – Regular season
2013–14 1 SuperLeague 4 Third–place Group stage

Honors and titles[edit]

  • Ukrainian SuperLeague:
    • Gold - 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
    • Silver - 2005, 2012, 2013
    • Bronze - 2001, 2002
  • Ukrainian Cup:
    • Gold - 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009
    • Silver - 2007

Notable players[edit]

External links[edit]