2013–14 VTB United League

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VTB United League
Season 2013–14
Champions Russia CSKA Moscow
(5th VTB League title )
(21st Russian national title)
Runners-up Russia Nizhny Novgorod
Teams 20
Top seed Khimki
Awards
MVP United States Andrew Goudelock
Playoffs MVP Serbia Miloš Teodosić
Coach of the Year Lithuania Rimas Kurtinaitis
Defensive Player Russia Sasha Kaun
Sixth Man United States James Augustine
Young Player(s) Russia Dmitry Kulagin
Lithuania Edgaras Ulanovas
Statistical leaders
Points United States Cory Higgins
21.5
Rebounds United States Virgin Islands Frank Elegar
8.4
Assists Kazakhstan Jerry Johnson
7.5

The 2013–14 VTB United League was the 5th complete season of the VTB United League. The tournament featured 20 teams, from 10 countries during the season, 2 more teams than the previous year. It was the first season the VTB United League that functioned as the new domestic first tier level for Russian basketball clubs.

CSKA Moscow won their 5th VTB United League title, and their 21st Russian national championship.

Participants[edit]

Country (League) Teams
Belarus Belarus (BPL) Tsmoki-Minsk
Czech Republic Czech Republic (NBL) ČEZ Basketball Nymburk
Estonia Estonia (KML) Kalev/Cramo
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (Division 1) Astana
Latvia Latvia (LBL) VEF Rīga
Lithuania Lithuania (LKL) Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
Neptūnas Klaipėda
Poland Poland (PLK) Turów Zgorzelec
Russia Russia (PBL) CSKA Moscow
Enisey Krasnoyarsk
Khimki Moscow Region
Krasnye Krylya Samara
BC Krasny Oktyabr
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Nizhny Novgorod
Spartak Saint Petersburg
Triumph Lyubertsy
UNICS Kazan
Ukraine Ukraine (SuperLeague) Azovmash Mariupol
Donetsk

Regular season[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD
Qualification or relegation
1 Russia Unics Kazan 18 17 1 1371 1132 +239 Qualified for Quarterfinals
2 Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas 18 13 5 1456 1355 +101
3 Russia Lokomotiv Kuban 18 12 6 1330 1271 +59 Qualified for Round of 16
4 Russia Nizhny Novgorod 18 11 7 1380 1276 +104
5 Russia Enisey Krasnoyarsk 18 9 9 1560 1579 −19
6 Russia Spartak St. Petersburg 18 7 11 1298 1365 −67
7 Poland Turów Zgorzelec 18 6 12 1443 1525 −82
8 Czech Republic ČEZ Nymburk 18 5 13 1430 1521 −91
9 Ukraine Donetsk[A] 18 8 10 1229 1286 −57
10 Estonia Kalev/Cramo 18 2 16 1369 1556 −187
  1. ^ Team withdrawing from the tournament due to 2014 Crimean crisis.[1]

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD
Qualification or relegation
1 Russia BC Khimki 18 18 0 1567 1249 +318 Qualified for Quarterfinals
2 Russia CSKA Moscow 18 16 2 1468 1223 +245
3 Russia BC Triumph Lyubertsy 18 11 7 1401 1394 +7 Qualified for Round of 16
4 Russia Krasnye Krylia 18 9 9 1371 1394 −23
5 Kazakhstan Astana 18 8 10 1498 1527 −29
6 Russia Krasny Oktyabr 18 8 10 1504 1591 −87
7 Latvia VEF Rīga 18 7 11 1398 1430 −32
8 Lithuania Neptūnas Klaipėda 18 5 13 1406 1525 −119
9 Belarus Tsmoki Minsk 18 4 14 1398 1502 −104
10 Ukraine Azovmash Mariupol 18 4 14 1314 1480 −166

Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 
                                                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Russia Unics Kazan 85 86 93 0 0
 
 
 
Russia Krasnye Krylia 63 74 77 0 0
 
Russia Krasnye Krylia 81 101 0
 
 
 
Russia Enisey Krasnoyarsk 78 90 0
 
Russia Unics Kazan 90 61 86 0 0
 
 
Russia CSKA Moscow 92 65 92 0 0
 
 
 
 
 
Russia CSKA Moscow 83 66 76 79 84
 
 
 
Russia Lokomotiv Kuban 87 81 73 78 65
 
Russia Lokomotiv Kuban 91 89 0
 
 
 
Russia Krasny Oktyabr 85 73 0
 
Russia CSKA Moscow 65 86 82 0 0
 
 
Russia Nizhny Novgorod 54 59 66 0 0
 
 
 
 
 
Russia Khimki 76 70 64 0 0
 
 
 
RussiaNizhny Novgorod 78 76 84 0 0
 
Russia Nizhny Novgorod 71 76 0
 
 
 
Kazakhstan Astana 58 68 0
 
Russia Nizhny Novgorod 87 75 80 84 0
 
 
Lithuania Lietuvos rytas 81 78 69 78 0
 
 
 
 
 
Lithuania Lietuvos rytas 80 96 97 0 0
 
 
 
Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 69 94 87 0 0
 
Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 57 74 66
 
 
Russia Spartak St.Petersburg 74 57 59
 

Awards[edit]

Major awards[edit]

Nationality awards[edit]

For the second season in a row, awards were handed out to the best player by nationality.

Nationality Player Team Ref.
Ukraine Ukrainian Kyrylo Natyazhko Ukraine Azovmash [8]
Estonia Estonian Rain Veideman Estonia Kalev/Cramo [9]
Poland Polish Damian Kulig Poland Turów Zgorzelec [10]
Czech Republic Czech Vojtěch Hruban Czech Republic CEZ Nymburk [11]
Latvia Latvian Jānis Blūms Kazakhstan Astana [12]
Kazakhstan Kazakh Anatoliy Kolesnikov Kazakhstan Astana [13]
Belarus Belarusian Vladimir Veremeenko Russia Unics Kazan [14]
Russia Russian Semen Antonov Russia Nizhny Novgorod
[15]
Lithuania Lithuania Martynas Gecevičius Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas

Monthly MVP[edit]

Month Player Team Ref.
October Russia Sasha Kaun Russia CSKA Moscow [16]
November United States Cory Higgins Russia Triumph Lyubertsy [16]
December United States Alex Renfroe Russia Enisey Krasnoyarsk [16]
January United States James Augustine Russia Khimki [16]
February United States Andrew Goudelock Russia Unics Kazan [17]
March Bulgaria Willie Deane Russia Krasny Oktyabr [16]

Statistical leaders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "League Directorate decisions | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  2. ^ "Andrew Goudelock named regular-season MVP". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Rimas Kurtinaitis named Coach of the Year | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  5. ^ "James Augustine named Sixth Man of the Year | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  6. ^ "Alexander Kaun named Defensive Player of the Year". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  7. ^ "Dmitry Kulagin and Edgaras Ulanovas named Young Players of the Year". VTB-League.com. April 25, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Kyrylo Natyazhko named League's Top Ukrainian Player | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  9. ^ "Rain Veideman named League's Top Estonian Player | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  10. ^ "Damian Kulig named League's Top Polish Player | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  11. ^ "Vojtech Hruban named Top Czech Player". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  12. ^ "Janis Blums named League's Top Latvian Player". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  13. ^ "Anatoly Kolesnikov named League's Top Kazakh Player". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  14. ^ "Vladimir Veremeenko named League's Top Belarusian Player". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  15. ^ [2]
  16. ^ a b c d e "Awards | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  17. ^ "Andrew Goudelock - February MVP! | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  18. ^ "Cory Higgins honored as League Scoring Champion". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 

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