VTB United league 2017/2018
Astana
Astana
VTB United league, Regular season
17.12.2017, 15:00 Su
Arena: Velotrek «Saryarka» (Astana)
vs.
Game number: RS-53
UNICS
Kazan

Information about the opponent

Established year: 1991 Team colors: white, green
Country: Russia Arena: Basket Hall
City: Kazan Website: www.unics.ru

Description

UNICS - is a Russian professional men's basketball club from the city of Kazan.
 
UNICS basketball club was established in 1991. The first head of the club was Alexander Shcherbakov, the honored worker of physical culture of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Russian Federation. Since December 1998, Evgeniy Borisovich Bogachev, the chairman of the National Bank of the Republic of Tatarstan, became the president of the club on a voluntary basis. Since November 2012 he became the Honorary President of UNICS, since July 2015 the president of the club and an executive general director. All achievements of UNICS are associated with the name of Evgeniy Bogachev.
 
The team began playing in the Second League of the RSFSR zone of the USSR Championship. It took several years  for the team to be established. Since 1994, consistently from season to season, moving from league to league, in 1997, it got the right to play in the Super League (the highest division) of the Russian championship. Since 1997, the team started to play in European cups — three times in the Saporta Cup, twice in the Korach Cup, the FIBA Champions Cup, twice in the FIBA Europe League, three times in the ULEB Cup, seven times in the European Cup and three times in the Euroleague. In 2009, the club appeared in the first season of the VTB United League and takes part in the tournament every year.
 
The first coaches of the team were Honored Coach of the RSFSR Leonid Arslanov (1991 — 1993) and Honored Coach of Russia Alexander Zryadchikov (1994 -1997), who brought UNICS to the Super League. From November 2014 to the present time, the post of head coach takes the Honored Master of Sports, Honored Coach of Russia — Evgeny Pashutin.
 
On August 29, 2003 in Kazan was opened the specialized Basketball Palace — Basket Hall, the largest in Russia so far. Its seating capacity of the main arena is 7,500 spectators, 1500 spectators for the small arena.
 
Achievements:
  • The silver prizewinner of the championship of Russia — 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007
  • Bronze medalist of the Russian championship — 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009-2011, 2013/14
  • Winner of the Cup of Russia — 2003, 2009, 2014
  • Champion of Euroleague FIBA — 2003/2004
  • Winner of the European Cup — 2010/2011
  • Finalist of the European Cup — 2013/2014
  • Champion NEBL — 2002/2003
  • Silver medalist of the VTB United League — 2009/2010, 2011/2012, 2015/2016
  • Bronze medalist of the VTB United League — 2010/2011