BC Nizhny Novgorod

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BC Nizhny Novgorod
BC Nizhny Novgorod logo
Leagues VTB United League
EuroCup
Founded 2000
History NBA Nizhny Novgorod
(2001–2009)
BC Nizhny Novgorod
(2009–present)
Arena CEC Nagorny
Arena Capacity 5,600
Location Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Team colors Black, White
         
President Dmitri Svatkovskiy
Head coach Artūrs Štālbergs
Website nn-basket.ru
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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BC Nizhny Novgorod (Russian: БК «Нижний Новгород») is a Russian professional basketball club from the city of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The team participates in the VTB United League and EuroCup.

History[edit]

Basketball club Nizhny Novgord is the only professional men's basketball team in Nizhny Novgorod and the region. It was founded in 2000 on the basis of the team of the Volzhsky Engineer-Pedagogical Institute (VIPI). It played in the Russian Third Division. Alexander Khairetdinov became the general director, main coach and doctor. In the 2001/2002 season the club was named Nizhegorodsky Basketball Academy, or NBA.

Since then it had changed several names: NBA (2001-2002), NBA-Seti-NN (2002-2004), NBA-Telma (2004-2006). After the 2005/2006 season the team entered the Superleague B and was called NBA-Nizhny Novgorod.

Two seasons in the Superleague B were quite successful for NBA-NN, with the 5th and the 6th places. In 2008/09 the team had all the chances to become one of the three medallists in the Russian championship, but due to many injuries in the end of the season it did not happen, and the team finished only the 7th.

In October 2008 there were changes in the management. The new Minister for Investment Policies of Nizhny Novgorod region, Olympic champion Dmitri Svatkovskiy became the President of the club. Sergei Panov – the twelve times champion of Russia, Euroleague champion, silver medallist of the World and European championships – became the general manager. Serbian coach Zoran Lukic was appointed head coach. With Alexander Khairetdinov remaining general director.

Before the season 2009/2010 the management worked hard on the players selection ending with the entire changes to the team roster. Experienced professionals such as Nikolay Sukhorukov, Dmitry Dogadin, Evgeny Chernyavsky, Alexander Pustogvar, as well as young, but perspective players: Alexander Pushkon, Ivan Shamov, Andrey Voron were invited to join the team. Universiade 2009 silver medallist Dmitry Golovin and ex-member of the youth CSKA team Dmitry Kulagin were also offered contracts. Aleksander Zaykin and Oleg Baranov from the previous roster remained in the club. Ex-Nizhny Novgorod captain Lev Zorin took an administrative post in the club. Beside this the club changed its name to BC Nizhny Novgorod (BCNN).

By the end of the 2010 season the team took the best result since its foundation – the first place in the Superleague B which respectively granted them the right to play in the elite division of the Russian basketball. The goal for that season of both the management and the Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region Valery Shantsev was accomplished.

During the 2010–11 season BCNN was among those clubs who had founded the new Russian Professional Basketball League. Also the team played in the EuroChallenge in 2010–11, not having much success though getting new international cup experience. In the Cup of Russia 2010–11 season, for the first time in its history BCNN took part in the Final of the Four winning silver medals with Artem Yakovenko and Dmitry Kulagin named among best players of the tournament.

During its first year in the Russian basketball elite division, Nizhny Novgorod took the final fifth place in the Russian championship while Head coach Zoran Lukic became The Coach of the Year in BEKO Professional basketball league. In the 2011-2012 the team failed to enter the play-off of the Russian championship, finishing the season at #9. Though at the same time the team managed to improve its result in the Eurochallenge, playing in its last 16 series. It also debuted in the VTB United League playing it up to 1/8 final.

In the 2013–14 season Nizhny Novgorod reached the Finals of the VTB United League, in which it lost 0–3 to CSKA Moscow. Therefore, the team qualified for the 2014–15 Euroleague regular season. The team, led by Rochestie and Parakhouski, reached the Top 16 over the likes of UNICS and Sassari.

Logos[edit]

Before the start of the 2016–17 season the team changed its logo.[1]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason Russian Cup European competitions
2000–01 3 Higher League 16
2001–02 3 Higher League 4
2002–03 3 Higher League 3 First round
2003–04 3 Higher League 9 Round of 64
2004–05 3 Higher League 6 First round
2005–06 3 Higher League 3 Promoted First round
2006–07 2 Superliga B 5 Round of 16
2007–08 2 Superliga B 6 Round of 16
2008–09 2 Superliga B 7 Round of 32
2009–10 2 Superliga B 1 Promoted Round of 16
2010–11 1 PBL 8 Fifth position Runner-up 3 EuroChallenge RS
2011–12 1 PBL 9 Quarterfinalist 3 EuroChallenge L16
VTB United 4 Round of 16
2012–13 1 PBL 8 Quarterfinalist
VTB United 5 Quarterfinalist
2013–14 1 VTB United 4 Runner–up 2 Eurocup SF
2014–15 1 VTB United 5 Semifinalist 1 Euroleague T16
2015–16 1 VTB United 7 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup QF

Roster[edit]

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

BC Nizhny Novgorod roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 1 United States Boynton, Kenny 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 25 – (1991-05-12)12 May 1991
SG 2 United States Kane, DeAndre 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 27 – (1989-06-10)10 June 1989
SG 3 Russia Grigoryev, Maksim 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 26 – (1990-04-25)25 April 1990
SG 5 Russia Marikhin, Sergey 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 21 – (1995-05-17)17 May 1995
PF 6 Russia Gudumak, Aleksandr 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 23 – (1993-07-03)3 July 1993
SG 7 Russia Viktorov, Ivan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 21 – (1995-11-01)1 November 1995
SF 9 Estonia Vene, Siim-Sander 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 26 – (1990-11-12)12 November 1990
F/C 11 Croatia Zubčić, Tomislav 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 27 – (1990-01-17)17 January 1990
SF 12 Russia Zhbanov, Georgy 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 19 – (1997-10-10)10 October 1997
PF 13 Russia Uzinskiy, Dmitrii 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 23 – (1993-07-13)13 July 1993
PF 15 Russia Gubanov, Petr 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 29 – (1987-04-03)3 April 1987
PG 19 Russia Strebkov, Ivan 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 25 – (1991-07-27)27 July 1991
C 20 Russia Popov, Ilya 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 21 – (1995-05-04)4 May 1995
C 27 Russia Zverev, Nikita 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 22 – (1994-04-06)6 April 1994
PF 47 Russia Kirdyachkin, Andrey 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 26 – (1990-04-05)5 April 1990
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Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 12 December 2016


Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Tomislav Zubčić Ilya Popov Nikita Zverev
PF Petr Gubanov Aleksandr Gudumak Andrey Kirdyachkin
SF Siim-Sander Vene Dijon Thompson Dmitrii Uzinskiy Georgy Zhbanov
SG DeAndre Kane Maksim Grigoryev Sergey Marikhin Ivan Viktorov
PG Kenny Boynton Ivan Strebkov

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