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BC UNICS

BC UNICS

BC UNICS is a professional basketball club in kazan, russia.

UNICS is a Russian basketball club based in Kazan . Plays in the VTB United League and the Euroleague .

UNICS is an abbreviation for "University - Culture - Sport".

History

Basketball club UNICS was founded in 1991. The first head of the club was the honored worker of physical culture of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Russian Federation Alexander Shcherbakov. The team started playing in the First League of the Russian Championship . It took several years to form a gaming team. Since 1994, successively from season to season, moving from league to league, in 1997 she won the right to play in the Super League of the Russian Championship . In 1998 and 1999, the team took 5th place in the Russian championship. Since December 1998, Evgeny Borisovich Bogachev , chairman of the National Bank of the Republic of Tatarstan, has become the president of the club. In 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, UNICS became the bronze medalist, and in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2016 - the silver medalist of the Russian championships. In 2006, UNICS finished fourth in the Superleague and Russian championships. In 2008 - the sixth place in the championship of Russia. In 2009 - fourth place in the Superleague championship. In 2011, UNICS won the Russian regular season. In 2012, the team took 5th place in the Russian Championship. In 2013 and 2015 the team took 6th place in the Russian Championship.

Since 1997, the team has played in European competitions (three times in the Saporta Cup , twice in the Koraç Cup , FIBA ​​Champions Cup, twice in the FIBA ​​Challenge Cup , three times in the ULEB Cup, seven times in the European Cup , twice in the Euroleague ). In January 2003, UNICS won the Northern European Basketball League Cup , and in March 2003, the Russian Cup . UNICS also won the Russian Cup in 2009 and 2014 . UNICS - finalist of the Cup of Russia 2005, 2007 and 2010 In April 2004 UNICS became the champion of the FIBA-Europe League, in April 2011 won the European Cup, the second most important European club competition. In 2014, UNICS became the silver medalist of the European Cup . In 2012, UNICS became a member of the 1/4 finals of the Euroleague . UNICS silver medalist of the VTB United League 2010, 2012, bronze medalist in 2011 and 2014. In 2009, UNICS-2 won the Russian championship among youth teams. In 2013, UNICS-2 took second place in the Russian championship among youth teams. In 2014, UNICS-2 took third place in the Russian championship among youth teams.

The first coaches of the team were: Honored Coach of the RSFSR Leonid Arslanov (1991-1993) and Honored Coach of Russia Alexander Zryadchikov (1994-1997), who led UNICS to the Super League. Then the team was led by: master of sports Georgy Korolev (1997-1998) and Yugoslav specialist Dragan Vishnevats (1998). Since January 1999 to June 2000 the head coach of the team is Evgeny Kovalenko, Master of Sports of International Class, Honored Coach of Russia. From June 2000 to June 2006, the head coach of the team was Stanislav Eremin, Honored Master of Sports, Honored Coach of Russia. Since June 2006, the head coach of UNICS is the honored coach of Lithuania Antanas Sireika. Since December 2007 - Serbian specialist Aco Petrovich. Since June 2009 - Honored Coach of Lithuania Valdemaras Chomicius. From June 2010 to June 2012 the head coach of the team - Honored Master of Sports, Honored Coach of Russia Evgeny Pashutin. Since July 2012, Aco Petrovich has taken over the team again. Since February 2013, the head coach of the team is Stanislav Eremin, Honored Master of Sports, Honored Coach of Russia. Since June 2013 – Andrea Trinchieri (Italy). Greek specialist Argyris Pedoulakis took over the team in June 2014. In November 2014 Evgeny Pashutin returned to the post of head coach.

UNICS players Ruslan Avleev and Alexander Petrenko took part in the final stage of the 1999 European Championship. Ruslan Avleev, Evgeny Pashutin, Valentin Kubrakov played at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. In the final stage of the 2001 European Championship, Evgeny Pashutin, Pyotr Samoilenko, Anton Yudin performed. At the World Championship - 2002 - Igor Kudelin. In the final stage of the 2003 European Championship, Peter Samoylenko and Valentin Kubrakov played. UNICS basketball player Eurelius Zhukauskas won the 2003 European Championship title as part of the Lithuanian national team. In the final stage of the 2005 European Championship, Peter Samoilenko (Russia), Krzysztof Lavrinovich (Lithuania) played. At the 2006 World Championship, the UNICS brothers Lavrynovych played in the Lithuanian national team. At the 2007 European Championship, UNICS basketball player Nikolai Padius became the champion of the continent as part of the Russian national team, Dariusz Lavrynovic won the bronze medal with the Lithuanian national team. Another basketball player of our club, Tarik Kirksey (France), played at this championship. UNICS players Marko Popovic and Kresimir Loncar (Croatian national team) took part in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. They also played in the final stage of the 2009 European Championship. Marko Popovic (Croatia) and Hasan Rizvich (Slovenia) played at the 2010 World Championship in Turkey. Henry Domerkant (Bosnia) participated in the 2011 European Championship. Dmitry Sokolov (Russia), Kostas Kaymakoglu, Nikos Zisis (both Greece) participated in the 2013 European Championship. At the 2014 World Championship Costas Kaymakoglu, Nikos Zisis participated in Spain. UNICS players participated in the 2015 European Championship: Anton Ponkrashov (Russia), Kostas Kaimakoglu (Greece), Arturas Milaknis (Lithuania).

Performance results

Season Division Regular

season Playoffs Cup Europe Region

1997/98 Superleague A 5th place (West) 7th place — Korac Cup Group stage —

1998/99 Superleague A 5th place 5th place — Saporta Cup 1/16 finals —

1999/00 Superleague A 3rd place Bronze — Korac Cup 1/16 finals —

2000/01 Superleague A 2nd place Silver — Saporta Cup 1/2 finals —

2001/02 Superleague A 2nd place Silver — Saporta Cup 1/4 finals —

2002/03 Superleague A 3rd place Bronze Winner Challenge Cup 1/4 finals NEBL Winner

2003/04 Superleague A 2nd place Silver 3rd place Challenge Cup Winner —

2004/05 Superleague A 3rd place Bronze Finalist Challenge Cup 1/4 finals —

2005/06 Superleague A 4th place 4th place 3rd place ULEB Cup 1/8 finals —

2006/07 Superleague A 2nd place Silver Finalist ULEB Cup 1/2 finals —

2007/08 Superleague A 3rd place 6th place 1/2 finals ULEB Cup 1/4 finals (Final Eight) —

2008/09 Superleague A 4th place Bronze Winner Eurocup Top 16 —

2009/10 Superleague A 3rd place Bronze Finalist Eurocup Top-16 VTB United League Finalist

2010/11 PBL 1st place Bronze — Eurocup Winner VTB United League 3rd place

2011/12 PBL 6th place 5th place — Euroleague 1/4 finals VTB United League Finalist

2012/13 PBL 5th place — — Eurocup 1/4 finals VTB United League 1/4 finals

2013/14 VTB United League 1st place (Group A) Bronze Winner Eurocup Finalist —

2014/15 VTB United League 6th place 1/4 finals — Euroleague Group Stage —

2015/16 VTB United League 2nd place Silver — Eurocup 1/8 finals —

2016/17 VTB United League 5th place 1/4 finals — Euroleague Group stage —

2017/18 VTB United League 2nd place 4th place — Eurocup 1/4 finals —

2018/19 VTB United League 2nd place 1/2 finals — Eurocup 1/2 finals —

2019/20 VTB United League Tournament ended ahead of schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic — Eurocup (Tournament ended ahead of schedule) —

2020/21 VTB United League 3rd place Silver — Eurocup Finalist —

Achievemen?ts

National tournaments

VTB United League

Silver medal (4): 2009/2010 , 2011/2012 , 2015/2016 , 2020/2021

Bronze medal (3): 2010/2011 , 2013/2014 , 2018/2019

VTB United League Super Cup

Bronze medal: 2021

Russian championship

Silver medal: 2000/2001 , 2001/2002 , 2003/2004 , 2006/2007 , 2015/2016 , 2020/2021

Bronze medal: 1999/2000 , 2002/2003 , 2004/2005 , 2008/2009 , 2009/2010 , 2010/2011 , 2013/2014

Cup of Russia

Gold medal (3): 2002/2003 , 2008/2009 , 2013/2014

Silver medal (3): 2004/2005 , 2006/2007 , 2009/2010

Bronze medal (2): 2003/2004 , 2005/2006

European tournaments

Eurocup

Gold medal: 2010/2011

Silver medal (2): 2013/2014 , 2020/2021

FIBA Euroleague

Gold medal: 2003/2004

Northern European Basketball League

Gold medal: 2002/2003

Head coaches

1991-1993 - Leonid ArslanovFlag of Russia (1991-1993)

1994-1997 - Alexander ZryadchikovFlag of Russia

1997-1998 - Georgy KorolevFlag of Russia

1998 - Dragan VisnevacFlag of Yugoslavia (1945-1991)

1999-2000 - Evgeny KovalenkoFlag of Russia

2000-2006 - Stanislav EreminFlag of Russia

2006—2007 - Antanas SireykaFlag of Lithuania

2007—2009 - Aco PetrovichFlag of Serbia

2009-2010 - Valdemaras ChomiciusFlag of Lithuania

2010-2012 - Evgeny PashutinFlag of Russia

2012—2013 - Aco PetrovichFlag of Serbia

2013 - Stanislav Eremin [1]Flag of Russia

2013-2014 - Andrea Trinchieri [2]Flag of Italy

2014 - Argiris PedulakisFlag of Greece

2014-2017 - Evgeny PashutinFlag of Russia

2017—2021 - Dimitris Priftis [3]Flag of Greece

2021—present — Velimir Perasovich [4]Flag of Croatia

Arena

Basket Hall (Kazan)

Basket Hall

On August 29, 2003, the largest specialized Basketball Palace in Russia , the Basket Hall , was put into operation in Kazan . The capacity of the main arena is 7500 spectators, the small arena is 1500 spectators. In 2005, a suburban sports base for UNICS was built in the village of Vasilyevo, 30 km from Kazan .

Before the opening of the Basket Hall, the home arena was the eponymous university cultural and sports complex (KSC) UNICS .

Timeline

January 29, 2022
БК УНИКС Казань | Официальный сайт клуба

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