Kyiv-Basket

Kyiv-Basket (Ukrainian: Київ-Баскет) is the Ukrainian basketball club based in Kyiv. Originally founded in 1992 and refounded in 2017, the team plays in the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague (UBL).[1] The re-established club made its debut in the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague in the 2018–19 season. It replaced the previous club from Kyiv in the UBL, Budivelnyk.

Kyiv-Basket
Kyiv-Basket logo
NicknameThe Bees (Ukrainian: Бджоли)
LeaguesUkrainian Basketball SuperLeague
Founded1992
(reestablished in 2017)
Dissolved1998
History
List
  • Maccabi-Dandy
    1992–1993
    Kyiv-Basket
    1993–1996
    Dandy-Basket
    1996–1998
    Kyiv-Basket
    2017–present
Arenathe Palace of Sport
Capacity7,000
LocationKyiv, Ukraine
Head coachAinars Bagatskis
Team captainYevhen vitaliy karl radovic
2019–20 positionSuperLeague, 2nd of 8
WebsiteLink

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1992 as Maccabi-Dandy (Ukrainian: Маккабі-Денді) by politician and businessman Mykhailo Brodskyy. The team won several trophies in Ukraine. In 1998, the team ceased to exist because of the financial problems.

In November 2017, the club had a revival as a new team was established. The new logo of the team, featuring a bee, was revealed while it was announced that the club would have a women's team and two men's team in the 2017–18 season. The new home arena of the team was the Meridian Sports Complex.[2]

In the 2018–19 season, Kyiv-Basket finished as runners-up as it was defeated by Khimik in the finals, 0–3. Currently the team sits in second place in the UBL and 1st in the second stage of Fiba Europe Cup

HonorsEdit

Honors of Kyiv-Basket
League Result Years
Ukrainian SuperLeague   Champions
  Runners-up 4 (1994, 1995, 2019, 2020)
  Third place 2 (1996, 1997)

ArenasEdit

Arenas
Arena Capacity Tenure
Palace of Sports 7,000 1992–1998
2018–present
Meridian Sports Complex 1,500 2017–2018

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Kyiv-Basket roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F/C 1   Korenyuk, Vladyslav 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 27 – (1994-01-08)8 January 1994
F 2   Massey, Bruce 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 28 – (1992-09-02)2 September 1992
C 10   Sakhniuk, Yevhen 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 26 – (1995-03-13)13 March 1995
SF 12   Krutous, Pavlo 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 29 – (1992-04-09)9 April 1992
SF 13   Pavlov, Serhii 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 23 – (1997-07-18)18 July 1997
F 25   Thibodeaux, Travin 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 25 – (1996-02-19)19 February 1996
PG 26   Young, Brandon 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 29 – (1991-11-16)16 November 1991
PG 31   Mishula, Olexandr 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 29 – (1992-04-18)18 April 1992
SF 32   Bliznyuk, Bogdan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 26 – (1995-03-31)31 March 1995
C 35   Kovalov, Artem 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 23 – (1997-11-28)28 November 1997
PF 55   Jacobson, Michael 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 24 – (1997-04-04)4 April 1997
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: January 26, 2021

Season by seasonEdit

Playoff berth
Season Tier League Finish Wins Losses Win% Playoffs Other competitions Head coach
Kyiv-Basket
2018–19 1 SuperLeague 4th 15 13 .536 Won quarterfinals (Mykolaiv), 2–1
Won semifinals (Zaporizhya), 2–1
Lost finals (Khimik), 0–3
2019–20 1 SuperLeague 2nd 17 6 2019–20 FIBA Europe Cup
Lost quarterfinals (Pınar Karşıyaka), 0–2
Ainars Bagatskis

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kyiv Basket History". www.eurobasket.com. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Київ-Баскет представив логотип клубу". Федерація баскетболу України (in Ukrainian). 10 April 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.

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