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Khimki Moscow Region
Khimki Moscow Region logo
Nicknames Yellow-Blues
Leagues Russian Superleague A
VTB United League
Euroleague
Founded 1997
History 1997 - present
Arena Basketball Center Of Moscow Region
(capacity: 5,260)
Location Khimki, Moscow Oblast Region, Russia
Team colors Blue and Yellow
         
President Alexei Bodounkov
Head coach Sergio Scariolo
Championships Russian Cups (1):
2008
Website
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Basketball Club Khimki Moscow Oblast Region (in Russian: баскетбольный клуб Химки Моско́вской о́бласти), also known as BC Khimki, Khimki BC or Khimki Moscow Region, is a Russian professional basketball team that is based in Khimki, Moscow Oblast Region, Russia. The club's first team participates in the VTB United League, the Russian Superleague A, and also the Euroleague.

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History

BC Khimki is considered to be one of 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 birth to the European cup competition the Korać Cup.

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 Ruben Wolkowyski.

The team has participated several times in the recent years in continental tournaments like the EuroChallenge and the ULEB Eurocup. In 2006, Khimki played in the EuroChallenge's championship game against Joventut Badalona. Khimki won the Russian Cup in the year 2008 and played in the ULEB Eurocup championship game in 2009.

Titles and honors

Roster

Khimki BC roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
PG 10 Spain Cabezas, Carlos 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 93 kg (205 lb)
SF 12 Russia Dmitriev, Fedor 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 113 kg (249 lb)
SG 7 Russia Fridzon, Vitaly 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 81 kg (179 lb)
PF 14 Russia Gubanov, Petr 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 103 kg (227 lb)
PF 13 Lithuania Jankunas, Paulius 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 107 kg (236 lb)
C 15 Lithuania Javtokas, Robertas (C) 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 120 kg (265 lb)
SG 5 United States Langford, Keith 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb)
F 32 Russia Logachev, Sergei 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
PG 18 Spain López, Raúl 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 73 kg (161 lb)
SF 21 United States McCarty, Kelly 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 107 kg (236 lb)
C 25 Russia Mozgov, Timofey 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 113 kg (249 lb)
SG 11 Russia Smygin, Igor 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
F 8 Russia Toporov, Sergei 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb)
PG 41 Russia Zaytsev, Vyacheslav 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 83 kg (183 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Russia Oleg Meleschenko
  • Russia Aleksey Vadeev
  • Belgium Bram Swinnen
  • Russia Aleksey Matyunin
  • Russia Valery Kalinin

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (*) Playing only in Euroleague
  • (INJ) Injured

Roster • updated 2009-12-06

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Depth Chart

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Reserve
C Robertas Javtokas Timofey Mozgov
PF Paulius Jankunas Fedor Dimitriev Petr Gubanov
SF Kelly McCarty Sergei Toporov Sergey Logachev
SG Keith Langford Vitaly Fridzon Igor Smygin
PG Carlos Cabezas Raúl López Vyacheslav Zaytsev

Notable players

Notable coaches

External links


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