2015–16 VTB United League

The 2015–16 VTB United League was the seventh complete season of the VTB United League. It was also the third season that the league functioned as the Russian domestic first tier level. CSKA Moscow was the defending champion, and the team successfully defended its title.

VTB United League
Competition details
Season 2015–16
Teams 16
Dates October 2015 – June 8, 2016
Final positions
Champions Russia CSKA Moscow
(7th VTB League title)
(23rd Russian national title)
Runners-up Russia UNICS
Awards
MVP France Nando de Colo
Playoffs MVP Serbia Miloš Teodosić
Statistical leaders
Points United States Keith Langford
21.0
Rebounds United States Josh Boone
9.1
Assists Mexico Paul Stoll
7.1
Records
Winning streak 13 games
CSKA Moscow
Losing streak 16 games
VITA Tbilisi

TeamsEdit

Locations of teams from Russia in the 2015–16 VTB United League

Krasnye Krylia withdrew from the league as the Samara Sports Palace was not adequate for the VTB United League (such as a minimum requirement of 3,000 seats). It planned to reapply for the 2016–17 season after renovations.[1]

In its place, Georgian Superliga side VITA Tbilisi was chosen in July 2015, the first side from that country to play in the league. All other clubs from the previous season were confirmed on the same occasion, along with a rough draft of a calendar.[2]

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team City Arena Capacity
  Tsmoki Minsk Minsk Minsk Arena 15,000
  ČEZ Nymburk Nymburk Tipsport Arena 11,650
  Kalev Tallinn Saku Suurhall Arena 7,000
  Bisons Loimaa Loimaa Energia Areena 3,500
  VITA Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Sports Palace 9,700
  Astana Astana Saryarka Velodrome 10,000
  VEF Rīga Rīga Arēna Rīga 12,500
  Avtodor Saratov Saratov Kristall Ice Sports Palace 6,100
  CSKA Moscow Moscow Universal Sports Hall CSKA 5,500
  Enisey Krasnoyarsk Krasnoyarsk Ivan Yarygin Sports Palace 4,100
  Khimki Khimki Basketball Center 4,000[3]
  Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd Volgograd Sports Palace of Trade Unions 3,700
  Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Basket-Hall 7,500
  Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod Trade Union Sport Palace 5,600
  UNICS Kazan Basket Hall Arena 7,500
  Zenit Saint Petersburg Sibur Arena 7,044
Notes
Team makes its debut in the VTB United League.
The defending champions, winners of the 2014–15 VTB United League.

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification or relegation
1   CSKA Moscow 30 28 2 2856 2230 +626 Qualification to playoffs
2   UNICS 30 25 5 2666 2293 +373
3   Zenit Saint Petersburg 30 23 7 2668 2374 +294
4   Khimki 30 22 8 2866 2443 +423
5   Lokomotiv Kuban 30 22 8 2480 2153 +327
6   Avtodor Saratov 30 20 10 2661 2409 +252
7   Nizhny Novgorod 30 17 13 2523 2516 +7
8   ČEZ Nymburk 30 16 14 2526 2415 +111
9   Krasny Oktyabr 30 12 18 2567 2637 −70
10   Enisey 30 11 19 2509 2596 −87
11   VEF Rīga 30 11 19 2473 2517 −44
12   Tsmoki-Minsk 30 9 21 2416 2605 −189
13   Nilan Bisons 30 8 22 2242 2704 −462
14   Kalev/Cramo 30 8 22 2311 2596 −285
15   Astana 30 7 23 2375 2799 −424
16   VITA Tbilisi 30 1 29 1939 2791 −852

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AST AVT ČEZ CSK ENI KAL KHI KRA LOK NIL NIZ TSM UNK VEF VIT ZEN
  Astana 93–131 63–98 60–92 73–80 97–91 74–108 81–74 89–91 83–80 101–79 92–93 90–103 71–89 118–61 71–93
  Avtodor Saratov 132–72 92–84 72–91 90–84 68–60 87–84 102–95 70–79 85–75 94–86 98–85 70–97 86–74 20–0 90–88
  ČEZ Nymburk 79–61 73–92 66–86 91–81 79–65 90–94 103–76 76–74 87–59 76–70 75–61 74–75 73–71 111–51 81–102
  CSKA Moscow 102–67 101–90 119–68 94–64 100–67 100–93 85–67 88–94 99–67 98–65 92–48 81–70 101–93 98–62 113–77
  Enisey Krasnoyarsk 96–70 88–92 88–92 81–96 97–90 85–95 86–94 73–82 88–64 103–96 93–94 83–87 110–65 83–73 94–102
  Kalev/Cramo 80–86 75–86 70–99 78–105 80–70 72–90 89–81 71–89 83–78 77–91 81–73 84–89 78–86 85–75 84–92
  Khimki 128–87 87–84 123–71 85–96 108–92 84–54 97–86 101–88 113–83 74–82 100–72 85–90 104–93 117–73 90–84
  Krasny Oktyabr 106–85 85–102 96–88 74–108 92–66 83–95 78–80 77–89 78–83 93–87 96–80 80–114 88–94 85–82 67–74
  Lokomotiv Kuban 99–66 91–77 75–58 65–77 77–51 71–67 94–81 81–63 95–55 92–69 80–50 56–58 71–63 121–71 78–70
  Nilan Bisons 81–75 86–135 60–96 82–98 99–110 98–86 62–81 72–109 70–68 73–79 76–73 74–93 83–82 89–73 62–83
  Nizhny Novgorod 84–80 75–70 91–76 86–82 93–75 80–66 93–92 87–90 96–91 71–69 100–85 91–81 79–107 97–65 84–88
  Tsmoki-Minsk 87–83 83–106 84–93 81–83 89–91 100–77 88–94 77–81 60–75 119–83 86–81 77–102 74–75 94–74 71–79
  UNICS Kazan 100–73 66–64 94–87 89–100 94–75 96–75 82–78 97–76 80–76 110–56 102–68 83–91 82–72 81–57 101–66
  VEF Rīga 94–93 103–91 81–73 77–92 71–73 75–84 79–89 92–94 84–89 83–73 75–87 76–84 69–81 99–59 76–95
  VITA Tbilisi 53–62 59–111 59–119 60–93 72–85 77–78 52–108 67–110 63–76 63–77 78–100 81–80 76–104 69–99 84–90
  Zenit St.Petersburg 115–59 90–74 102–90 82–86 81–64 101–69 72–103 94–93 79–73 106–73 77–76 105–77 89–65 91–76 101–50
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
1   CSKA Moscow 3
8   ČEZ Nymburk 0
1   CSKA Moscow 3
4   Khimki 0
4   Khimki 3
5   Lokomotiv Kuban 0
1   CSKA Moscow 3
2   UNICS 1
2   UNICS 3
7   Nizhny Novgorod 0
2   UNICS 3
3   Zenit St. Petersburg 2
3   Zenit St. Petersburg 3
6   Avtodor Saratov 0

AwardsEdit

Most Valuable PlayerEdit

Player Team Ref.
  Nando de Colo   CSKA Moscow
[4]

Playoffs MVPEdit

Player Team Ref.
  Miloš Teodosić   CSKA Moscow
[5]

Sixth Man of the YearEdit

Player Team Ref.
  Quino Colom   UNICS
[6]

Young Player of the YearEdit

Player Team Ref.
  Artem Klimenko   Avtodor Saratov
[7]

Coach of the YearEdit

Coach Team Ref.
  Vasily Karasev   Zenit St. Petersburg
[8]

Defensive Player of the YearEdit

Player Team Ref.
  Kyle Hines   CSKA Moscow
[9]

Monthly MVPEdit

Month Player Team Ref.
October   Ryan Toolson   Zenit Saint Petersburg
[10]
November   Keith Langford   UNICS Kazan
[11]
December   Alexey Shved   Khimki
[12]
January   Malcolm Delaney   Lokomotiv Kuban
[13]
February   Anthony Randolph   Lokomotiv Kuban (2)
[14]
March   Victor Rudd   Nizhny Novgorod
[15]
April   Ryan Toolson (2)   Zenit Saint Petersburg (2)
[16]

Statistical leadersEdit

Final statistics.

EfficiencyEdit

Pos Player Club PIR
1   Ekene Ibekwe Krasny Oktyabr 20.8
2   Nik Caner-Medley Astana 20.3
3   Jerry Jefferson Krasny Oktyabr 20.1

PointsEdit

Pos Player Club PPG
1   Keith Langford UNICS 21.0
2   Jerry Jefferson Krasny Oktyabr 18.2
3   Nik Caner-Medley Astana 18.2

ReboundsEdit

Pos Player Club RPG
1   Josh Boone Khimki 9.1
2   Jerry Jefferson Krasny Oktyabr 8.8
3   Ekene Ibekwe Krasny Oktyabr 8.7

AssistsEdit

Pos Player Club APG
1   Paul Stoll Avtodor Saratov 7.1
2   Tyrese Rice Khimki 6.6
3   Jerry Johnson Astana 6.5

Season highsEdit

Category Player Club
Efficiency
42
  Michael Dixon ČEZ Nymburk
Points
40
  Egor Vyaltsev Khimki
Rebounds
20
  Josh Boone Khimki
Assists
17
  Tyrese Rice Khimki
Steals
7
  Pat Calathes Astana
Blocks
5
5 occasions

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Home arena: Sportscomplex BCMO Capacity: 4000 spectators.
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