Astana basketball team set out to St. Petersburg, where tomorrow, on October 15, it will hold a game against «Zenit» in the frames of the VTB United League championship.
The basketball club «Zenit» was founded in the summer of 2014, initially becoming a department in the structure of the football club of the same name. Players and coaches who represented Triumph in the previous season made the team and coaching staff core. Moreover, «Zenit» received a right from «Triumph” to participate in the VTB United League 2014/2015 and Eurocup 2014/2015.
Vasily Karasev, a famous Russian basketball specialist, who in the 2015/2016 season became the coach of the year in the VTB League, became the coach of the team. «Zenit» has already played two games in the VTB League this season, with the result of one victory and one defeat. As for the previous games of the teams, in the season 2014/2015 «Astana» defeated «Zenit» in the St. Peterburg arena with a score of 85:88, which gave Astana a chance to enter the playoff.
Kostas Flevarakis, the head coach of PBC «Astana»:
«Zenit» played two games with «Parma» and «Gran Canaria» on the road very well, the team worked impressively in attack. We need to try to control the course of the game, not to lose in rebounds and reduce the errors to the minimum. There are a lot of highly qualified basketball players in the team who throw very well and we will have to concentrate on each of them. «
- Bronze medalist of the VTB United League: 2015/2016, 2016/2017
- Bronze medalist of the Russian championship: 2015/2016, 2016/2017
- Finalist of the Russian Cup 2015/2016
The game will be broadcasted on the Qazsport TV channel live on October 15 at 18.15 pm, Astana time. Online broadcasting will be available on the site of the VTB United League.