Unics Kazan
Roster
No.PlayerCountryPos.HeightBorn
4 McKEE, TYWAIN USA Guard 1.88 1986
6 ZISIS, NIKOS Greece Guard 1.95 1983
7 HARANGODY, LUKE USA Forward 2.03 1988
10 SERGEEV, PAVEL Russia Guard 1.87 1987
12 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR Belarus Forward 2.08 1984
15 VOUGIOUKAS, IAN Greece Center 2.11 1985
17 KOLESNIKOV, EVGENY Russia Guard 1.95 1985
20 SOKOLOV, DMITRY Russia Center 2.14 1985
21 KAIMAKOGLOU, KOSTAS Greece Forward 2.04 1983
22 ANTIPOV, PAVEL Russia Forward 2.02 1991
30 GOUDELOCK, ANDREW USA Guard 1.91 1988
31 EIDSON, CHUCK USA Guard 2.02 1980
41 KURBANOV, NIKITA Russia Forward 2.02 1986
45 SHELEKETO, MAXIM Russia Forward 2.05 1987
 Head Coach    
  TRINCHIERI, ANDREA Italy    

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Semifinals Game 2 MVP: Nikos Zisis, Unics Kazan

The Eurocup competition is drawing to an end one more season. The stage for the finals is set for next May 1 and 7 as Valencia Basket and Unics Kazan will meet up for a two-game series, first one in Spain and second one in Russia, to determine who is the new Eurocup champion and plays the Turkish Airlines Euroleague next season. In the second game of the semifinal series, one player stepped up higher than the rest as Nikos Zisis of Unics amassed an index rating performance of 31 to lead his team in a comeback against Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade that made up from a point-deficit got in Game 1 and become the MVP of the week.

Club info
Unics Kazan has established itself as an absolute Eurocup power in recent years and enters a new season among the toughest challengers to the throne. The team won the 2011 Eurocup title, reached the Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs as a newcomer in 2012 and was among the top squads in the Eurocup last season before going out to Valencia Basket in the quarterfinals. Kazan also kept alive its streak of reaching the playoffs in the VTB United League with a quarterfinals berth. With those successes as a backdrop, more trophies seem to be a sure thing on Kazan. Founded in 1991, Unics secured a berth in Russia's first division in 1997 and became the perfect ambassador for the sports-crazy Republic of Tatarstan in the Russian Federation. The club reached the Russian League finals in 2001 and 2002, the year in which it also made it to the Saporta Cup semifinals. Its hard work paid off in 2003, when Unics downed CSKA 81-82 in overtime to lift the Russian Cup trophy. In 2004, Kazan was home to the FIBA Europe League final four and Unics made the most of it by downing Maroussi 87-63 in the title game to win its first continental title behind 22 points from MVP Martin Muursepp. A new challenge came in the 2005-06 season, when Unics made its ULEB Cup debut. Unics looked strong after losing just once at home and winning its regular season group, however Virtus Roma knocked Unics off in the eighthfinals. Unics reunited the Lavrinovic twins – Darjus and Ksistof – for the next season along with Yahor Meshcharakou and Dusko Savanovic to reach the ULEB Cup semifinals, but then lost to eventual champ Real Madrid. It also reached the Russian League finals, but CSKA stood in its way. In 2007-08, Unics made it to the ULEB Cup Final Eight before falling to Akasvayu Girona in the quarterfinals. Everything clicked in the 2010-11 Eurocup as Unics won its regular season and Last 16 groups and swept its quarterfinal series against Pepsi Caserta. Once in the Finals, Unics thrashed Cedevita 87-66 in the semifinals behind 27 points from Terrell Lyday and registered a 92-77 win over Cajasol Sevilla in the title game. Marko Popovic had 18 points and a Eurocup final record 11 assists to lead Unics to the title. In the Russian League, Unics marched to a 21-6 record to finish the regular season atop the standings, but lost a grueling five-game semifinals duel against BC Khimki Moscow Region. An impressive Euroleague debut the following season showed that the club has what it takes to compete at the highest levels. Henry Domercant led Unics to third place in its regular season group and a 3-0 start in the Top 16 eventually allowed the club to reach the playoffs. Boasting an experienced roster, which saw Unics go 5-1 on the road before the quarterfinals in the Eurocup last season, and a substantial home-court advantage - Kazan represents for many teams the easternmost road trip they will ever make - Unics Kazan has the weapons in place for another serious run at Eurocup glory.
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Eurocup: 2011
FIBA Europe League: 2004
Russian National Cup: 2003, 2009
President Eugeny Bogachev
Address Jalil Str. 7, 420111 Kazan, Russia
Arena BASKET HALL KAZAN
Spartakovskaya Street 1, 420107 Kazan, Russia
Tel. +7 8432 92 1655
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