B.C. Zenit Saint Petersburg

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Zenit Saint Petersburg
Zenit Saint Petersburg logo
Leagues VTB United League
EuroCup
Founded 2003
History BC Dynamo Moscow Region
2003–2007
BC Triumph Lyubertsy
2007–2014
BC Zenit Saint Petersburg
2014–present
Arena Yubileyny
Arena Capacity 6,381
Location Saint Petersburg, Russia
Team colors Blue, White
         
Head coach Vasily Karasev
Ownership Roman Agapov
Website enbasket.fc-zenit.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

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.

Since the team moved to Saint Petersburg in 2014, the team is a part of football club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg.[1]

History[edit]

The club was originally established in 2003, under the name BC Dynamo Moscow Region, and registered into the Russian Superleague A. The original club was based in Lyubertsy, Moscow Oblast, Russia.

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.[2]

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,[3] and also its place in both the VTB United League and the EuroCup.[4] While the club was still trying to retain a second club in Lyubertsy, that would compete in the Russian Super League.[5]

Arenas[edit]

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.[6] When the club was previously based in Lyubertsy, they played their home games at the SH Triumph arena.

Honours[edit]

European competitions[edit]

Russian competitions[edit]

Seasons[edit]

Season League Pos. Wins Losses Win% Playoffs Russian
Cup
Europe
Triumph Lyubertsy
2003–04 Superliga A 6th
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
2007–08 Superliga A 5th Quarterfinal
2008–09 Superliga A 5th EuroChallenge Final Four
2009–10 Superliga A 7th Quarterfinal
2010–11 PBL 10th
2011–12 PBL 4th Quarterfinal
2012–13 PBL 5th
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

Roster[edit]

Zenit Saint Petersburg roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht.
SF 6 Latvia Timma, Jānis 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 24 – (1992-07-02)2 July 1992
SG 10 United States Toolson, Ryan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 31 – (1985-03-21)21 March 1985
G 13 Russia Vikhrov, Artem 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 24 – (1992-10-21)21 October 1992
C 14 Russia Pushkov, Anton 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 28 – (1988-11-22)22 November 1988
F 31 Russia Valiev, Evgeny 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 26 – (1990-05-03)3 May 1990
C 32 Russia Desyatnikov, Andrei 2.20 m (7 ft 3 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 22 – (1994-05-04)4 May 1994
C 33 Canada Landry, Kyle 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 30 – (1986-04-04)4 April 1986
SG 30 Russia Sergeev, Pavel 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 29 – (1987-07-28)28 July 1987
G 7 Russia Karasev, Sergey 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 23 – (1993-10-26)26 October 1993
F 31 Russia Voytyuk, Evgeniy 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 25 – (1991-09-29)29 September 1991
PF 4 United States White, Aaron 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 24 – (1992-09-10)10 September 1992
PF 24 Russia Razumov, Aleksandr 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 24 – (1992-04-22)22 April 1992
G 9 Serbia Marković, Stefan 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 28 – (1988-04-25)25 April 1988
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 20 August 2014

Depth chart[edit]

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

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]