B.C. Zenit Saint Petersburg

Zenit Saint Petersburg
Zenit Saint Petersburg logo
Leagues VTB United League
EuroCup
Founded 2003; 15 years ago (2003)
History BC Dynamo Moscow Region
(2003–2007)
BC Triumph Lyubertsy
(2007–2014)
BC Zenit Saint Petersburg
(2014–present)
Arena Yubileyni Arena
Capacity 7,044[1]
Location Saint Petersburg, Russia
Team colors Blue, white
         
Team manager Olga Antonova
Head coach Vasily Karasev
Ownership Roman Agapov
Website enbasket.fc-zenit.ru
Uniforms

BC Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russian: БК Зенит Санкт Петербург), formerly known as BC Dynamo Moscow Region (2003–2007) and BC Triumph Lyubertsy (2007–2014), is a Russian professional basketball team that is located in Saint Petersburg, Russia, since 2014. The club competes in the VTB United League. Their home court is Yubileyni Arena. The club is sponsored by Gazprom.

Since the team moved to Saint Petersburg in 2014, the team is a part of the multi-sports club Zenit, of which the football club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, is also a part.[2]

History[]

The club was originally established in 2003, under the name BC Dynamo Moscow Region, and registered into the Russian Superleague A. The original club was based in Lyubertsy, Moscow Oblast, Russia.

In June 2007, the basketball club of Dynamo Moscow Region disbanded and became the newly reformed club of BC Triumph Lyubertsy Moscow Region. Triumph Lyubertsy retained all of the history and records of the Dynamo Moscow Region club, through the acquisition of the club's history and rights. In the 2013–14 season, Triumph reached the Final of the EuroChallenge, in which it lost to Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia by a score of 65:79.[3]

In July 2014, the club announced it was relocating from Lyubertsy to Saint Petersburg, and was changing its name to BC Zenit Saint Petersburg. The club retained the history and rights of BC Triumph Lyubertsy,[4] and also its place in both the VTB United League and the EuroCup.[5] While the club was still trying to retain a second club in Lyubertsy, that would compete in the Russian Super League 1.[6]

Arenas[]

When the club moved to St. Petersburg, they first played their home games at the 7,044 seat Sibur Arena. They then moved to the newly renovated 7,000 seat[7] Yubileyni Arena.[8] When the club was previously based in Lyubertsy, they played their home games at the 4,000 seat[9][10] Triumph Sports Palace arena.

Honours[]

European competitions[]

Russian competitions[]

Season by season[]

Season Tier League Pos. Russian Cup European competitions
Dynamo Moscow Region
2003–04 1 Superliga A 6th
2004–05 1 Superliga A 7th
2005–06 1 Superliga A 6th
2006–07 1 Superliga A 6th
Triumph Lyubertsy
2007–08 1 Superliga A 4th 2 ULEB Cup RS
2008–09 1 Superliga A 5th 3 EuroChallenge 3rd
2009–10 1 Superliga А 6th Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2010–11 1 PBL 10th 3 EuroChallenge QR
2011–12 1 PBL 3rd Quarterfinalist 3 EuroChallenge 3rd
2012–13 1 PBL 5th 2 Eurocup EF
2013–14 1 United League 5th Quarterfinalist 3 EuroChallenge RU
Zenit Saint Petersburg
2014–15 1 United League 5th Second qualifying round 2 Eurocup EF
2015–16 1 United League 3rd Runner-up 2 Eurocup EF
2016–17 1 United League 3rd 2 EuroCup QF
2017–18 1 United League 2 EuroCup QF

Players[]

Current roster[]

Zenit Saint Petersburg roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
G 1 United States Reynolds, Scottie 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 30 – (1987-10-10)10 October 1987
F/C 4 Russia Lazarev, Ivan 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 27 – (1991-01-31)31 January 1991
G 7 Russia Karasev, Sergey 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 24 – (1993-10-26)26 October 1993
G 9 Russia Motovilov, Grigory 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 20 – (1998-02-07)7 February 1998
F 11 Russia Barinov, Nikita 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 27 – (1991-01-21)21 January 1991
G 13 Russia Vikhrov, Artem 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 25 – (1992-10-21)21 October 1992
C 14 Russia Pushkov, Anton 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 29 – (1988-11-22)22 November 1988
SG 18 Russia Voronov, Evgeny 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 32 – (1986-05-07)7 May 1986
SF 19 Serbia Simonović, Marko 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 31 – (1986-05-30)30 May 1986
C 21 United States Whittington, Shayne 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 27 – (1991-03-27)27 March 1991
SG 22 United States Harper, Demonte 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 28 – (1989-06-21)21 June 1989
PG 23 United States Griffin, Malcolm 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 26 – (1991-08-10)10 August 1991
G/F 24 Slovakia Kuric, Kyle 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 28 – (1989-08-25)25 August 1989
F 31 Russia Valiev, Evgeny 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 28 – (1990-05-03)3 May 1990
PF 32 United States Gordon, Drew 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 27 – (1990-08-12)12 August 1990
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 9 February 2017

Depth chart[]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Shayne Whittington Evgeny Valiev Anton Pushkov
PF Drew Gordon Marko Simonović Ivan Lazarev
SF Kyle Kuric Evgeny Voronov Nikita Barinov
SG Sergey Karasev Demonte Harper Artem Vikhrov
PG Scottie Reynolds Malcolm Griffin Grigory Motovilov

Notable players[]

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Head coaches[]

References[]

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