Lokomotiv brings back guard Bykov

Jul 13, 2015 by Euroleague.net Print
Lokomotiv brings back guard Bykov
A former player who helped it win the Eurocup title is coming back to Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar after the club announced an agreement with guard Sergey Bykov on Monday. The deal is guaranteed for one year with Lokomotiv keeping an option to extend it for another. Bykov (1.90 meters, 32 years old) arrives from Unics Kazan, where he averaged 8.2 points and 2.3 assists in 12 Eurocup games last season. He helped Unics reach the Eurocup semifinals, knocking off Lokomotiv in the quarterfinals. Bykov already played for Lokomotiv for the better part of three seasons, helping it win the Eurocup and reach the VTB League finals in 2013. He has also played for Spartak Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Universitet Surgut and CSKA Moscow in his native Russia. Bykov helped Dynamo lift the ULEB Cup trophy in 2006 and reach the Euroleague playoffs in 2007. He also lifted the Russian League trophy with CSKA in 2011 and won the Russian Cup title with Unics in 2014. Bykov has also been a member of the Russian national team, helping it win a gold medal at EuroBasket 2007 and reach bronze at EuroBasket 2011. "I am glad to return to the team with which I have spent the most memorable and happy seasons of my career. I always felt a good atmosphere in Lokomotiv," Bykov said. "One of the factors that influenced my decision is that the club will play in the Euroleague. I am very motivated to help 'Loko' get as far as possible in the most prestigious tournament on our continent."