BC Budivelnyk

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Budivelnyk Kyiv
Будивельник Київ
Budivelnyk KyivБудивельник Київ logo
Nickname Konstruktor (Constructor)
Stroitel (Builder)
Leagues Ukrainian SuperLeague
Eurocup
Founded 1945
History SKIF Kiev
1945–1962
Budivelnyk Kyiv
1962–present
Arena Kiev Sports Palace
(capacity: 7,000)
Location Kiev, Ukraine
Team colors Yellow, Navy Blue
         
President Ukraine Bohdan Guliamov
Head coach Ukraine Vitaliy Cherniy
Championships 1 Soviet Championship
1989
8 Ukrainian Championships
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2011, 2013, 2014
2 Ukrainian Cups
2012, 2014
Website budivelnyk.ua
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
BC Budivelnyk alternate 1962 logo.

BC Budivelnyk is a Ukrainian professional basketball club based in Kiev. The club is currently playing in the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague and the Eurocup internationally. Budivelnyk is owned and operated by the banking and investing company PrivatBank.

History[edit]

Founded in the club's current form in 1962, the club was one of the leading clubs in Soviet League basketball. It was formed out of another team from Kiev, SKIF, that was originally established in 1945. The team was established as a team of the Republican Trade Union Volunteer Sport Society Avanhard, under sponsorship of the local municipal building company Kyivmiskbud-4 (Kiev-City-Construction-4). In Soviet times, the team played at the 7,000 seat Kiev Sports Palace. The team won the Soviet League in 1989, and the Ukrainian League six times.

Following the team's long period of success, a period of time in which the team declined ensued, and it was relegated to the lower Ukrainian division, due to financial problems. However, in 2006, the team was rescued by a group of businessmen who invested considerable resources into it, thus allowing it to return to the top league of Ukrainian basketball. Within two years, the team once again became one of the strongest teams in the Ukraine, finishing second in the Ukrainian National League.

In March 2010, the management of Budivelnyk held a joint press conference with the CEO and President of Euroleague Basketball Company, Jordi Bertomeu, announcing that they might join the Euroleague in the next few years. Eventually, a wildcard was conceded to the team for the 2013–14 Euroleague.

Name[edit]

The original team played under the name of SKIF, from 1945 to 1962. The current team plays under the current name since 1962. The team's name means "Builder" in Ukrainian. The team is nicknamed as, "Konstruktor" (Constructor) and "Stroitel" (Russian for "Builder").

Arena[edit]

BC Budivelnyk play their home games at Kiev Sport Palace. It was built in 1960 and it has capacity of 7,000 seats.

Honors[edit]

  • Soviet Union League (1):
    • Gold medal blank.svg Gold – 1989
    • Silver medal blank.svg Silver - 1965, 1966, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982
    • Bronze medal blank.svg Bronze – 1962, 1964, 1970, 1974, 1983, 1984, 1990
Ukranian Cup Winners (2014)

Results[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason Ukrainian Cup VTB United European competitions
2004–05 1 SuperLeague 7 Quarterfinalist
2005–06 1 SuperLeague 9
2006–07 1 SuperLeague 10
2007–08 1 SuperLeague 10
2008–09 1 UBL 2 Runner-up Winner[A]
2009–10 1 SuperLeague 1 Runner-up Semifinalist
2010–11 1 SuperLeague 1 Champion 2 Eurocup – Quarterfinalist
2011–12 1 SuperLeague 2 Fourth place Winner Group stage
2012–13 1 SuperLeague 1 Champion 2 Eurocup – Semifinalist
2013–14 1 SuperLeague 2 Champion Winner 1 Euroleague – Regular season
2 Eurocup – Quarterfinalist
  1. ^ UBL Cup tournament.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

BC Budivelnyk roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 6 United States Ahearn, Blake 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 30 – (1984-05-27)May 27, 1984
F 8 Ukraine Drozdov, Artur Injured (C) 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 34 – (1980-10-23)October 23, 1980
G/F 9 Lithuania Šalenga, Dainius 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 37 – (1977-04-15)April 15, 1977
F 10 Ukraine Gorbenko, Sergiy 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 29 – (1985-07-13)July 13, 1985
G 11 Ukraine Nerush, Alexandr 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 31 – (1983-01-17)January 17, 1983
PG 15 Ukraine Lebedintsev, Andriy 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 23 – (1991-08-11)August 11, 1991
PF 17 Ukraine Tischenko, Olexandr 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 25 – (1989-03-25)March 25, 1989
C 20 Ukraine Anikienko, Konstantin 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 22 – (1992-11-09)November 9, 1992
G/F 24 United States Minard, Ricky 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 32 – (1982-09-11)September 11, 1982
SF 35 United States Summers, DaJuan 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 26 – (1988-01-24)January 24, 1988
F -- Ukraine Iegorov, Volodymyr 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 23 – (1991-03-23)March 23, 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: April 16, 2014


Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Darjuš Lavrinovič Michailas Anisimovas Konstantin Anikienko
PF Olexandr Tischenko Artur Drozdov
SF DaJuan Summers Sergyi Gorbenko
SG Ricky Minard Alexandr Nerush Dainius Šalenga
PG Blake Ahearn Jānis Strēlnieks Andriy Lebedintsev

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least one season for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.

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