CSKA Moscow
Roster
No.PlayerCountryPos.HeightBorn
4 TEODOSIC, MILOS Serbia Guard 1.95 1987
7 LAVRINOVIC, DARJUS Lithuania Center 2.12 1979
8 SISKAUSKAS, RAMUNAS Lithuania Forward 1.98 1978
11 MEJIA, SAMMY Dominican Republic Guard 1.98 1983
12 KRSTIC, NENAD Serbia Center 2.12 1983
15 KIRILENKO, ANDREI Russian Federation Forward 2.06 1981
18 VORONOV, EUGENY Russian Federation Guard 1.94 1986
20 VORONTSEVICH, ANDREY Russian Federation Forward 2.04 1987
23 SHVED, ALEXEY Russian Federation Guard 1.95 1988
24 KAUN, SASHA Russian Federation Center 2.13 1985
30 SOKOLOV, DMITRY Russian Federation Center 2.14 1985
31 KHRYAPA, VICTOR Russian Federation Forward 2.03 1982
33 PONKRASHOV, ANTON Russian Federation Forward 2.00 1986
41 KURBANOV, NIKITA Russian Federation Forward 2.02 1986
44 GORDON, JAMONT United States of America Guard 1.94 1987
 Head Coach    
  KAZLAUSKAS, JONAS Lithuania    

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Andrey Vorontsevich, CSKA MOscow

CSKA Moscow leads Group B and is one of four undefeated teams in the competition with four wins in as many games. Despite battling injuries since the start of the season, CSKA has been rock-solid as the core of players who have been together for many years have taken care of business. No player has played more consecutive years for the Russian powerhouse than power forward Andrey Vorontsevich, who is enjoying a stellar role this season. With Victor Khryapa and Demetris Nichols sidelined early, Vorontsevich stepped up big, averaging 9.3 points on 80% two-point shooting, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 blocks in four games. His performance index rating average (16.8) is bettered only by Milos Teodosic (19.3). Vorontsevich has entered the prime of his career at age 27 in his ninth season with the club. He was just 20 when CSKA won its last Euroleague title in Madrid 2008. With the Final Four going back to the Spanish capital, Vorontsevich knows what is needed to go all the way, but is cautious about it. Togetherness is the key, as he explained in this Euroleague.net interview. "If we play really great defense – and we can do that – we can do it. We need all of our players to win the championship. Not one, two, five players, all 15 in the team have to help us win the title," Vorontsevich told Euroleague.net. "We need to support each other, help and understand each other, stay together no matter how we play. It will be easier for us if we stay together."

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With a new man Dimitris Itoudis in charge on the bench, one of the all-time basketball heavyweights and six-time continental champion CSKA Moscow comes back with the same lofty goals. Last season CSKA successfully navigated through its Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaign, along the way breaking Euroleague record for average assists in the Top 16 and making it all the way to the Final Four for the 11th time in 12 seasons. But its title hopes ended with a heartbreaking semifinal loss to eventual champion Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. However, CSKA bounced back, winning a VTB United League crown to end the season on a high. Founded in 1924, CSKA was the dominant force in the Soviet League, racking up 24 titles between 1945 and 1990, with legendary players wearing its colors over the years such as Sergei Belov, Vladimir Tkachenko, Gennadiy Volnov, Vladimir Andreev, Anatoli Myshkin and Sergei Tarakanov in addition to Hall of Fame head coach Alexander Gomelskiy. CSKA and Real Madrid dominated the European Cup in the 1960s and the team remained competitive in the 1970s and through the mid-1980s. CSKA won its first Euroleague title in 1961 and lifted the trophy again in 1963, 1969 and 1971. The birth of the Russian League gave CSKA a new arena to dominate and it proceeded to win nine consecutive crowns between 1992 and 2000. CSKA returned to the European elite by reaching the Euroleague Final Four in 1996 and the SuproLeague Final Four in 2001 behind a young Andrei Kirilenko. The club became once again the dominant force in Russian basketball, and Coach Dusan Ivkovic led CSKA to three consecutive Final Fours between 2003 and 2005. Standing out was the 2004-05 season, when team compiled an incredible 60-4 record in all competitions, but did not win the Euroleague title. That summer, Coach Ettore Messina arrived, and to a team with Theo Papaloukas, J.R. Holden, David Andersen and Marcus Brown, added Matjaz Smodis, Trajan Langdon and David Vanterpool. Massive success followed with four consecutive championship game appearances. In 2006 the team downed two-time defending champion Maccabi in Prague for its first continental crown in 35 years. CSKA lost to Panathinaikos Athens in 2007, but then celebrated its sixth Euroleague championship by again beating Maccabi in the 2008 final. A year later, CSKA rallied from 23 down against Panathinaikos, but Ramunas Siskauskas missed a chance for back-to-back crowns when his shot from downtown at the buzzer missed. CSKA returned to the Final Four in 2010 and reloaded in 2011-12 season with Nenad Krstic, Milos Teodosic and Kirilenko - who would earn Euroleague MVP honors that season - only to let a 19-point lead slip in the Euroleague Championship Game against Olympiacos. With Messina back to the bench, CSKA’s past two seasons ended in the Final Four semis, with losses to the eventual champions Olympiacos and Maccabi. Always one of the favorites to win it all, CSKA comes back eager and motivated to again contend for Euroleague glory.
Tropy Case
Euroleague: 1961, 1963, 1969, 1971, 2006, 2008
VTB United League: 2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14
Russian National League: 1991/92, 1992/93, 1993/94, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1997/98, 1998/99, 1999/00, 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13
Russian National Cup: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010
USSR National League: 1944/45, 1959/60, 1960/61, 1961/62, 1963/64, 1964/65, 1965/66, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1970/71, 1971/72, 1972/73, 1973/74, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1977/78, 1978/79, 1979/80, 1980/81, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1987/88, 1989/90
USSR National Cup: 1972, 1973, 1982
NEBL: 2000
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