BC Khimki

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BC Khimki
BC Khimki logo
Nickname Yellow-Blues
Leagues VTB United League
Eurocup
Founded 5 January 1997; 18 years ago (1997-01-05)
History BC Khimki
(1997–Present)
Arena Basketball Center
Arena Capacity 6,196
Location Khimki, Moscow Region, Russia
Team colors Blue and Yellow
         
President Dmitry Golubkov
Head coach Rimas Kurtinaitis
Championships 1 Eurocup
1 VTB United League
1 Russian Cup
Website bckhimki.ru
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
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate

BC Khimki (Russian: БК "Химки") is a Russian professional basketball team that is based in Khimki, Moscow Oblast. The club's first team participates in the Eurocup and the VTB United League.

History[edit]

BC Khimki is considered to be one of the most important basketball clubs in all of Russia. The team was founded on January 5, 1997, and won the first seasons' championship of its regional league, taking the opportunity to earn a place in the Russian Superleague A. The following year, Khimki positioned itself among the top 10 basketball clubs in the nation of Russia, guaranteeing a place in the European cup competition, the Korać Cup. There, the team competed against a group of defeated leaders of the Turkish, Yugoslavian and Bulgarian championships. In those years the team featured such famous players as guard Sergei Bazarevich, Valery Sizov (national player of the Soviet Union) and Russian national player Vitaly Nosov.

The team remained in a middle position in the Russian Super League until the 2002-03 season. That year the club made an improvement and the team finished in fourth place in the Russian Super League, demonstrating an excellent style of game. During the subsequent years, the Russian high society behind the club decided to make the roster even stronger, by signing players such as Gianmarco Pozzecco, Óscar Torres and Rubén Wolkowyski.

The team has participated several times in recent years in continental tournaments like the EuroChallenge and the Eurocup. In 2006, Khimki played in the EuroChallenge's championship game against Joventut Badalona. Khimki won the Russian Cup in 2008 and played in the Eurocup championship game in 2009.

The team also won the 2012 Eurocup after winning over Valencia BC in final game.

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason Cup competition European competitions Regional competitions
2001–02 1 Superleague A 6 Eight place
2002–03 1 Superleague A 4 Fourth place Semifinalist
2003–04 1 Superleague A 5 Fifth place Fourth place
2004–05 1 Superleague A 5 Semifinalist Fourth place 3 FIBA Europe League – Third place
2005–06 1 Superleague A 3 Runner-up Runner-up 3 FIBA EuroCup – Runner-up
2006–07 1 Superleague A 3 Semifinalist 2 ULEB Cup – Eightfinals
2007–08 1 Superleague A 2 Runner-up Winner 2 ULEB Cup – Eightfinals
2008–09 1 Superleague A 2 Runner-up 2 Eurocup – Runner-up VTB League – Runner-up
2009–10 1 Superleague A 2 Runner-up Fourth place 1 Euroleague – Top 16 VTB League – Fourth place
2010–11 1 PBL 4 Runner-up 1 Euroleague – Regular season VTB League – Champion
2011–12 1 PBL 4 Runner-up 2 Eurocup – Champion VTB League – Quarterfinals
2012–13 1 PBL 2 1 Euroleague – Top 16 VTB League – Fourth place
2013–14 1 VTB League 1 1 Quarterfinalist Semifinalist 2 Eurocup – Eightfinals
2014–15 1 VTB League 2 2 Eurocup – TBD

Notes:

^1 In 2013, the VTB United League replaced the PBL as Russia's first tier league.

Titles and honours[edit]

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 Khimki roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 0 Montenegro Rice, Tyrese 70001850000000000001.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 27 – (1987-05-15)15 May 1987
PF 5 United States Augustine, James 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002107000000000000107 kg (236 lb) 31 – (1984-02-27)27 February 1984
G 6 Croatia Popović, Marko 70001850000000000001.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 32 – (1982-06-12)12 June 1982
C 7 Russia Pateev, Ruslan 70002130000000000002.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 7002113000000000000113 kg (249 lb) 25 – (1990-04-25)25 April 1990
PG 8 Finland Koponen, Petteri 70001940000000000001.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 27 – (1988-04-13)13 April 1988
SG 9 Russia Vyaltsev, Egor 70001920000000000001.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 29 – (1985-10-10)10 October 1985
SF 10 Spain Claver, Víctor 70002060000000000002.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) 26 – (1988-08-30)30 August 1988
PF 11 Russia Ilnitskiy, Stanislav 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 21 – (1994-02-24)24 February 1994
SF 12 Russia Monia, Sergei 70002020000000000002.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 700199000000000000099 kg (218 lb) 32 – (1983-04-15)15 April 1983
F 14 Russia Zakharov, Alexander 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (198 lb) 21 – (1993-06-12)12 June 1993
SF 33 United States Honeycutt, Tyler 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (198 lb) 24 – (1990-07-15)15 July 1990
SG 34 Russia Sakharov, Maksim 70001940000000000001.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) 21 – (1993-06-25)25 June 1993
C 40 United States Davis, Paul 70002110000000000002.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 7002122000000000000122 kg (269 lb) 30 – (1984-07-21)21 July 1984
F 45 Russia Sheleketo, Maxim 70002040000000000002.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 7002104000000000000104 kg (229 lb) 28 – (1987-01-04)4 January 1987
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Serbia Andrija Gavrilović
Strength & conditioning coach(es)
  • Serbia Aleksandar Lukman
Physiotherapist(s)
  • Russia Pavel Tabachnikov
  • Russia Vladimir Ryumshin
Team manager
  • Russia Vladimir Belyakov

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: July 8, 2014

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Reserve
C Paul Davis Joffrey Lauvergne Ruslan Pateev
PF James Augustine Maxim Sheleketo Alexander Zakharov
SF Sergei Monia Tyler Honeycutt Stanislav Ilnitskyi
SG Petteri Koponen Egor Vyaltsev
PG Tyrese Rice Marko Popović

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

External links[edit]