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BC Khimki (Russian: БК Химки) is a Russian professional basketball team that is based in Khimki, Moscow Oblast. The club's senior men's first team participates in the EuroLeague and the VTB United League. The club's full official name is BC Khimki Moscow Region.[4] Khimki has a Moscow-based rivalry with the Russian club CSKA Moscow. The club also has a reserve team, called BC Khimki Podmoskovye Region, which plays in the Russian 2nd-tier level Russian Super League 1.

Khimki
Khimki logo
NicknameYellow-Blues
LeaguesVTB United League
EuroLeague
Founded5 January 1997; 22 years ago (1997-01-05)
HistoryBC Khimki
(1997–Present)
ArenaKhimki Basketball Center
(VTB United League)
Mytishchi Arena
(EuroLeague)[1][2]
Capacity4,000[3]
7,280
LocationKhimki, Moscow Region, Russia
Team colorsBlue and Yellow
         
PresidentDmitry Golubkov
Head coachRimas Kurtinaitis
Team captainSergei Monia
Championships2 EuroCup
1 VTB United League
1 Russian Cup
Websitebckhimki.ru

HistoryEdit

BC Khimki is considered to be one of the most important basketball clubs in all of Russia. The team was founded on January 5, 1997, and won the first seasons' championship of its regional league, taking the opportunity to earn a place in the Russian Superleague A. The following year, Khimki positioned itself among the top 10 basketball clubs in the nation of Russia, guaranteeing a place in the 3rd-tier European cup competition, the FIBA Korać Cup. There, the team competed against a group of defeated leaders of the Turkish Super League, YUBA Liga, and Bulgarian League. In those years, the team featured such famous players as guard Sergei Bazarevich, Valery Sizov (Soviet Union national team player) and Russian national team player Vitaly Nosov.

The team remained in a middle position in the Russian Super League until the 2002–03 season. That year the club made an improvement, and the team finished in fourth place in the Russian Super League, demonstrating an excellent style of game. During the subsequent years, the Russian high society behind the club decided to make the roster even stronger, by signing players such as Gianmarco Pozzecco, Óscar Torres, and Rubén Wolkowyski.

The team then participated several times in European-wide continental tournaments, like the 3rd-tier level FIBA EuroChallenge and the 2nd-tier level EuroCup. In 2006, Khimki played in the EuroChallenge's championship game, against Joventut Badalona. On 7 October 2006, Khimki played in a game against the NBA club the Los Angeles Clippers, losing by a score of 98 to 91.

Khimki won the Russian Cup title in 2008, and played in the EuroCup championship game in 2009. The team played in the European 1st-tier level EuroLeague, for the first time in the 2009–10 season, and also played in the EuroLeague during the 2010–11 season and the 2012–13 season. The team also won the EuroCup championship in 2012 and 2015, after winning over Valencia Basket and Herbalife Gran Canaria in the Finals, respectively.

ArenasEdit

Khimki plays its VTB United League and EuroCup home games at the 4,000 seat[5] Khimki Basketball Center. In the 2015–16 season, Khimki played its EuroLeague home games at the 5,000 seat[6][7] Krylatskoye Sports Palace. For the 2017–18 season, Khimki began playing its home EuroLeague games at the 7,280 seat Mytishchi Arena.[8][9]

Club identityEdit

LogosEdit

On August 9, 2016, Khimki adopted a new logo to celebrate its 20th anniversary.[10]

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. Russian Cup European competitions Other competitions
2001–02 1 Superleague A 8th
2002–03 1 Superleague A 4th Semifinalist
2003–04 1 Superleague A 5th Fourth place
2004–05 1 Superleague A 4th Fourth place 3 FIBA Europe League 3rd
2005–06 1 Superleague A 2nd Runner-up 3 FIBA EuroCup RU
2006–07 1 Superleague A 3rd 2 ULEB Cup T16
2007–08 1 Superleague A 2nd Winner 2 ULEB Cup T16
2008–09 1 Superleague A 2nd 2 Eurocup RU United League RU
2009–10 1 Superleague A 2nd Fourth place 1 Euroleague T16 United League 4th
2010–11 1 PBL 2nd 1 Euroleague RS United League C
2011–12 1 PBL 2nd 2 Eurocup C United League QF
2012–13 1 PBL 2nd 1 Euroleague T16 United League 4th
2013–14 1 United League 1 5th Semifinalist 2 Eurocup T16
2014–15 1 United League 2nd Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup C
2015–16 1 United League 4th 1 Euroleague T16
2016–17 1 United League 2nd Top 16 2 EuroCup QF
2017–18 1 United League 2nd 1 EuroLeague QF
2018–19 1 United League 2nd Top 16 1 EuroLeague RS

Notes:

^1 In 2013, the VTB United League replaced the PBL as Russia's first tier league.

Titles and honoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Regional competitionsEdit

European competitionsEdit

Other competitionsEdit

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

BC Khimki roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 1   Shved, Alexey 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 30 – (1988-12-16)16 December 1988
PG 3   Kramer, Chris 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 31 – (1988-04-04)4 April 1988
C 5   Booker, Devin 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 28 – (1991-02-28)28 February 1991
SF 6   Timma, Jānis 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 27 – (1992-07-02)2 July 1992
SF 7   Karasev, Sergey 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 25 – (1993-10-26)26 October 1993
G 8   Zaytsev, Vyacheslav 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 30 – (1989-08-28)28 August 1989
SG 9   Vyaltsev, Egor 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 34 – (1985-10-10)10 October 1985
C 10   Desyatnikov, Andrey 2.20 m (7 ft 3 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 25 – (1994-05-04)4 May 1994
PF 11   Jerebko, Jonas 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 32 – (1987-03-02)2 March 1987
F 12   Monia, Sergei (C) 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 36 – (1983-04-15)15 April 1983
PF 13   Gill, Anthony 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 27 – (1992-10-17)17 October 1992
F/C 15   Gubanov, Petr 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 32 – (1987-04-03)3 April 1987
G 16   Yakushin, Timofey 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 22 – (1997-01-16)16 January 1997
PG 24   Jović, Stefan 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 28 – (1990-11-03)3 November 1990
C 25   Mozgov, Timofey 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 125 kg (276 lb) 33 – (1986-07-16)16 July 1986
PF 31   Valiev, Evgeny 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 29 – (1990-05-03)3 May 1990
F/C 40   Evans, Jeremy 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 31 – (1987-10-24)24 October 1987
SG 45   Bertāns, Dairis 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 30 – (1989-09-29)29 September 1989
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Strength & conditioning coach(es)
  •   Jure Drakslar
Athletic trainer(s)
Physiotherapist(s)
  •   Pavel Tabachnikov
  •   Vladimir Ryumshin
Team manager
  •   Vladimir Belyakov

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: September 26, 2019

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Devin Booker Jeremy Evans Andrey Desyatnikov Timofey Mozgov  
PF Jonas Jerebko Anthony Gill Evgeny Valiev Petr Gubanov  
SF Jānis Timma Sergey Karasev Sergei Monia
SG Alexey Shved Dairis Bertāns Egor Vyaltsev  
PG Stefan Jović Chris Kramer Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Squad changes for the 2019-2020 seasonEdit

InEdit

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No. Position Player
  PF Evgeny Valiev (from   Zenit Saint Petersburg)
  SF Jānis Timma (from   Olympiacos)
  SG Dairis Bertāns (from   New Orleans Pelicans)
  C Andrey Desyatnikov (from   Zenit Saint Petersburg)
  G/F Sergey Karasev (from   Zenit Saint Petersburg)
  F/C Devin Booker (from   Bayern Munich)
  PG Stefan Jović (from   Bayern Munich)
  PF Jeremy Evans (from   Darüşşafaka)
  C Timofey Mozgov (from   Orlando Magic)
  PG Chris Kramer (from  BC Rytas)
  PF Jonas Jerebko (from  Golden State Warriors)

OutEdit

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No. Position Player
5   G/F Tony Crocker (to   Pınar Karşıyaka)
9   G Stefan Marković (to   Virtus Bologna)
11   PG Andrew Harrison
20   F/C Andrey Zubkov (to   Zenit Saint Petersburg)
22   G Charles Jenkins (to   Crvena Zvezda)
23   F/C Malcolm Thomas
25   F/C Jordan Mickey (to   Real Madrid)

Notable playersEdit

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Head coachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ moves to “Mytishchi Arena”.
  2. ^ BC KHIMKI WILL PLAY EUROLEAGUE GAMES IN MYTISHCHI.
  3. ^ Home arena: Sportscomplex BCMO Capacity: 4000 spectators.
  4. ^ KHIMKI MOSCOW REGION.
  5. ^ Home arena: Sportscomplex BCMO Capacity: 4000 spectators.
  6. ^ Palace of Sports «Dynamo» in Krylatskoye.
  7. ^ "Premier Basketball Arena".
  8. ^ Khimki moves to “Mytishchi Arena”.
  9. ^ BC KHIMKI WILL PLAY EUROLEAGUE GAMES IN MYTISHCHI.
  10. ^ БК "Химки" представляет новый логотип клуба (in Russian). bckhimki.ru. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.

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