«Nizhny Novgord» - is a russian professional men's basketball team from Nizhny Novgorod.
It was founded in 2000 on the basis of the team of the Volzhsky Engineer-Pedagogical Institute (VIPI). It played in the Russian Third Division. Alexander Khairetdinov became the general director, a head coach and a doctor of the team.
In the 2001/2002 season the club was renamed as Nizhegorodsky Basketball Academy, or NBA.
Since then it changed several names: NBA (2001/02), NBA-Seti-NN (2002-2004), NBA-Telma (2004-2006). After the 2005/2006 season the team entered the Superleague B and was called NBA-Nizhny Novgorod.
In October 2008 there were changes in the management. The new Minister for Investment Policies of Nizhny Novgorod region, Olympic champion Dmitry Svatkovsky became the President of the club. Sergey Panov – the twelve times champion of Russia, Euroleague champion, silver medallist of the World and European championships became the General Manager. Serbian coach Zoran Lukic was appointed Head Coach. With Alexander Khairetdinov remained on a position of a General director.
Before the season 2009/2010 the club changed its name to BC Nizhny Novgorod (BCNN).
By the end of the 2010 season the team took the first place in the Superleague B, which granted them the right to play in the elite division of the Russian basketball.
During 2010/2011 NN presented Nizhniy Novgorod in the Professional Basketball League, a higher division of Russian basketball. This season BCNN was among those clubs who had founded the new Russian Professional Basketball League.
In 2013/2014 the team played in the European prestigious tournament EuroCup.
In the 2014/2015 the team took part in the Eurochallenge, entering 16 top teams of the tournament.
«Nizhny Novgorod» is the only professional men's basketball team in Nizhny Novgorod and the Nizhny Novgorod region.
- Champion of Division «B» of the Russian Super League — 2010
- Finalist Russian Cup — 2011
- Silver medalist of the VTB United League — 2013/2014
- Silver medalist of Russian Championship 2013/2014
Overall team photo