B.C. Zenit Saint Petersburg
|Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|Leagues||VTB United League
|History||BC Dynamo Moscow Region
BC Triumph Lyubertsy
BC Zenit Saint Petersburg
|Location||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Team colors||Blue, White
|Head coach||Vasily Karasev|
BC Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russian: БК «Зенит»; formerly known as BC Dynamo Moscow Region and BC Triumph Lyubertsy) is a Russian professional basketball team that is located in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The club competes in the VTB United League. Their home court is Sibur Arena. The club is sponsored by Gazprom.
In June 2007, the basketball club of Dynamo Moscow Region disbanded and became the newly reformed club of Triumph Lyubertsy Moscow Region. Triumph Lyubertsy retained all of the history and records of the Dynamo Moscow Region club, through the acquisition of the club's history and rights. In the 2013–14 season, Triumph reached the Final of the EuroChallenge, in which it lost to Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia by 65:79.
In July 2014, the club announced it was relocating from Lyubertsy to Saint Petersburg, and was changing its name to BC Zenit Saint Petersburg. The club retained the history and rights of BC Triumph Lyubertsy, and also its place in both the VTB United League and the EuroCup. While the club was still trying to retain a second club in Lyubertsy, that would compete in the Russian Super League.
When the club moved to St. Petersburg, they first played their home games at the 7,000 seat Sibur Arena. They then moved to the newly renovated 7,000 seat Yubileyni Arena. When the club was previously based in Lyubertsy, they played their home games at the SH Triumph arena.
- FIBA Europe Conference North
- Winners (2): 2004, 2005
- FIBA EuroCup Challenge
- Runner-up (1): 2005
- Russian Basketball Cup
- Runner-up (1): 2016
|2004–05||Superliga A||7th||FIBA EuroCup Challenge, 1/8 Final|
|2005–06||Superliga A||6th||1/2 Final|
|2006–07||Superliga A||6th||1/2 Final|
|2008–09||Superliga A||5th||EuroChallenge Final Four|
|2013–14||PBL||6th||Quarterfinal||Lost in EuroChallenge Final to Pallacanestro Reggiana|
|Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|2014–15||VTB United League||5th||22||8||73%||Lost Quarterfinals (Nizhny Novgorod) 2-3||–||Lost in EuroCup Eight-finals to Khimki|
|2015–16||VTB United League||3rd||23||7||77%||Lost 1/2 finals (UNICS Kazan) 2–3
||Final||Lost in EuroCup Eight-finals to Nizhny Novgorod|
|Zenit Saint Petersburg roster|
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2||Bench 3|
|C||Kyle Landry||Andrei Desyatnikov||Anton Pushkov|
|PF||Aaron White||Aleksandr Razumov||Aleksey Babushkin|
|SF||Jānis Timma||Evgeny Valiev||Evgeniy Voytyuk|
|SG||Sergey Karasev||Ryan Toolson||Pavel Sergeev|
|PG||Stefan Marković||Artem Vikhrov||Grigoriy Motovilov|
- "What does Zenit's new basketball team mean for the football club?". russianfootballnews.com. 21 November 2014.
- Triumph Lyubertsy - BC Emilia : 65:79 (Match report) ScoresPro.com
- EurocupBasketball.com Club profile: Zenit St Petersburg.
- EurocupBasketball.com Triumph Lyubertsy becomes Zenit St Petersburg.
- «Триумф» будет выступать под названием «Зенит» в Санкт-Петербурге; Championat.ru, 18 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014
- Официально: сезон-2016/17 баскетбольная команда «Зенит» проведет в «Юбилейном» (Russian).