UNICS Kazan

Sport Basketball
Country Russian Federation Russian Federation
Home town Kazan
Founding year 1991

UNICS Kazan is a professional basketball club in Kazan, Russia playing in the Russian Basketball Super League. Although the club was established in 1991 it started playing in the Russian Basketball Super League A in 1997. Green and White are the teams official colors. Yevgeny Borisovich Bogachev is currently the president of the club.

After this club was founded it has played an excellent role is assisting basketball in Russia. Between 1994 and 1997, UNICS made their place confirm in Russia’s first division clubs. The team made its debut in the year 1997. In its first ever European competitions, UNICS were seeded amongst the top 5 teams in the country.

In the year 2001 and 2002 the team was placed second to CSKA in the Russian Basketball Super League. In 2002 the team occupied a spot in the Saporta Cup semi finals where it lost to Maroussi.

In March 2003 UNICS won their first Russian Cup by defeating CSKA by 81-82 record. In April 2004, Kazan hosted the FIBA Europe League final four games. Unics signed Chris Anstey or Eurelijus Zukauskas, Saulius Stombergas and was triumphant in its regular season group and further made it to the final four. With the help of MVP Martin Muursepp’s, the team was able to win the title over the Maroussi basketball club by a record score of 87-63. Martin scored 22 points in that game.

In 2005-06 Unics made its ULEB cup debut by going one level up and in the history of the competition it tied the best regular season record. The team somehow managed to make it to the semi finals but eventually lost to the champs Real Madrid.

The UNICS play all their home games at the Basketball Arena in Kazan. It has a maximum capacity of 7,500. Few of the recent notable players who played a vital role in the teams improvement were Marteen Cleaves, Travis Best, Paul Shirley, Andrei Fetisov and Sergei Chikalkin.

In 2008 the UNICS are again playing in the ULEB Cup and their only intention is to achieve much higher results due to which the city of Kazan would feel proud..

Major achievements

2002/03 Russian Cup Winner

2003/04 FIBA Europe League Winner

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Team Roster

Name Position
Marc Jackson
Marko Popovic
Petr Samoylenko
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Vladimir Veremeenko

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