2013–14 VTB United League

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VTB United League
Champions Russia CSKA Moscow
5th league; 21st 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 Alexander 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 Frank Elegar
8.4
Assists Kazakhstan Jerry Johnson
7.5
Seasons

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

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

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]

Play-offs Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
    Best-of-5 series        
Best-of-3 series
 Russia Unics Kazan  3
 Russia Krasnye Krylia  2 Best-of-5 series
   Russia Krasnye Krylia  0  
 Russia Enisey Krasnoyarsk  0    Russia Unics Kazan  0
 
   Russia CSKA Moscow  3  
 Russia CSKA Moscow  3
 Russia Lokomotiv Kuban  2 Best-of-5 series
   Russia Lokomotiv Kuban  2  
 Russia Krasny Oktyabr  0    Russia CSKA Moscow  3
 
   Russia Nizhny Novgorod  0
 Russia Khimki  0
 Russia Nizhny Novgorod  2
   Russia Nizhny Novgorod  3  
 Kazakhstan Astana  0    Russia Nizhny Novgorod  3
 
   Lithuania Lietuvos rytas  1  
 Lithuania Lietuvos rytas  3
 Russia Triumph Lyubertsy  2
   Russia Triumph Lyubertsy  0  
 Russia Spartak St. Petersburg  1  

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 Vojtech Hruban Czech Republic CEZ Nymburk [11]
Latvia Latvian Janis Blums Kazakhstan Astana [12]
Kazakhstan Kazakh Anatoly Kolesnikov Kazakhstan Astana [13]
Belarus Belarusian Vladimir Veremeenko Russia Unics Kazan [14]
Russia Russian Semen Antonov Russia Nizhny Novgorod
[15]

Monthly MVP[edit]

Month Player Team Ref.
October Russia Alexander Kaun Russia CSKA Moscow [16]
November United States Cory Higgins Russia Triumph Lyubertsy [16]
December United States Gregory Renfroe Russia Enisey Krasnoyarsk [16]
January United States James Augustine Russia Khimki [16]
February United States Andrew Goudelock Russia Unics Kazan [17]
March United States 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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