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OFFICIAL PROGRAM

OFFICIAL PROGRAM

EUROCUP FINAL 2013

Jordi Bertomeu

Paul Magnette

Euroleague Basketball President and CEO

Mayor of Charleroi

It is with a great pleasure that I welcome you all to the Eurocup Final. After five seasons away, we are bringing the crowning moment of this competition back to Charleroi, which can only bring back very good

Welcome to Charleroi, in the heart of Wallonia.

memories to all basketball fans. Hosting the basketball Eurocup Final, the second most important During the last six months of competition we have witnessed incredible

European competition, is an honor we appreciate in its just value.

games played between 32 teams until the two finalists sealed their tickets to Charleroi. PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and Uxue Bilbao Basket

On April 13th 2013, all the orange ball fans will have their eyes turned to

will now compete to lift one of the most prestigious titles in the basketball

the Spiroudôme to witness, for the first time, a basketball final between

panorama, that of Eurocup champion.

the Russian club of PBC Lokomotiv Kuban and Uxue Bilbao Basket, the team of Axel Hervelle, the best Belgian basketball player, who will return

This weekend we will witness two important changes. The first is the

back to his country on the occasion of this match at the highest level.

Eurocup’s return to a single-game format for the final. After much consideration, we arrived to the conclusion that a single game is the best

All of the ingredients will then be combined to warm up the Spiroudôme,

format for such an important event because it concentrates emotions and

this magic stadium, built for basketball, and dominated by glass and metal,

pushes fans to come and join us for such a definitive game.

both products which marked the industrial past of our region.

The second change is not a novelty, but it is a guarantee of success, as the

In this place, impressive and friendly at the same time, where the Spirous

Eurocup Final comes home to Charleroi, where four previous champions

conquered ten national championship titles and five Belgian Cups, carried

were crowned between 2004 to 2007. For a time after that, we decided to

by the enthusiasm and passion of their supporters, I am sure that the

bring the Eurocup Finals to different countries, enjoying great hospitality

locals of Charleroi will show themselves as high as their reputation, to

and exciting basketball in Torino and Treviso, Italy, in Vitoria, Spain and in

create the atmosphere which the event deserves.

Moscow, Russia. Now, we bring the event back to Charleroi, a city that has always shown great support for the Eurocup and has been a great host

I welcome the Russian and Spanish delegations as well as their supporters.

to the teams and their fans. I would like to thank the Belgacom Spirou

I invite them, before the game, to visit our 200.000 inhabitant metropolis,

Basket organization for welcoming us again and helping to organize

the first in the Walloon region. Our day visitors will discover a big city in

this international event in such a great venue as the 6,000-seat RTL

full redevelopment where the future builds itself without forgetting the

Spiroudome.

history, where the numerous communities mix with everyday life, where a new artistic scene, deserving of a big European city, is continuing to grow.

I would also like to thank our global partners Turkish Airlines, bwin, Spalding and Nikopharm for their support and the commitment to

Dear Spanish and Russian friends, we thank you in advance for this

basketball that they have shown during the whole season. I want especially

prestigious sports event which you will allow us to experience. It goes

to express my deepest gratitude to our television partner, Eurosport, for

without saying, may the best team win.

the great coverage they have offered during the whole season, including this final, by having broadcasted Eurocup games to more than 62 million homes in 51 different countries. Finally, let me wish the best of the luck to the two finalists and welcome back basketball fans from all over Europe to Charleroi. Enjoy a great Eurocup Final!

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EVENT INFO

Schedule & Event Info

The SpirouDancers are an integral part of Belgacom Spirou Basket Charleroi Club. Responsible for the entertainment during the games at Spiroudôme, they also perform outside the basketball arena during certain events, such as the Mettet SuperBiker, football matches at the Stade de France or the Ballon’s Day in Brussels…

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 21:00 CEST Each one of the dance team members has several years of experience in the

UXUE BILBAO BASKET

field of dance (all styles). The group choreographs and refines each one of

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their performances by rehearsing twice a week during the season and doing

LOKOMOTIV KUBAN KRASNODAR

three specific workouts in August.

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Fernando Rocha

Tolga Sahin

Robert Lottermoser

(31) - Portugal

(46) - Italia

(54) - Alemania


EUROCUP FINAL 2013

SEASON STANDINGS

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Standings & Results REGULAR SEASON /////// Group C

W

W

L

P+

P-

+/-

Group B

W

L

P+

P-

+/-

4

2

469

441

28

Uxue Bilbao Basket

6

0

490

421

69

CEZ Basketball Nymburk

3

3

469

451

18

KK Buducnost VOLI

4

2

418

388

30

Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem

3

3

473

475

-2

Lukoil Academic Sofia

2

4

423

452

-29

BC Prienai

2

4

444

488

-44

Belgacom Spirou Basket

0

6

397

467

-70

Group D

W

L

P+

P-

+/-

P+

P-

+/-

P+

P-

+/-

BC Triumph Lyubertsy

6

0

505

473

32

Valencia Basket

5

1

520

439

81

PBC Lokomotiv Kuban K.

4

2

471

437

34

VEF Riga

3

3

475

473

2

Banvit BK Bandirma

4

2

522

485

37

Galatasaray Medical Park

4

2

492

446

46

Le Mans Sarthe Basket

2

4

454

429

25

s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg

3

3

460

509

-49

BC Donetsk

3

3

461

459

2

Artland Dragons

1

5

444

503

-59

BC Azovmash Mariupol

0

6

455

524

-69

Trefl Sopot

1

5

460

542

-82

P+

P-

+/-

P+

P-

+/-

P+

P-

+/-

Group F

W

L

Group A

BC Budivelnik Kiev

L

Group G

L

W

Group H

W

L

L

Unics Kazan

5

1

481

442

39

Spartak St. Petersburg

6

0

468

389

79

Crvena Zvezda T. Belgrade

5

1

556

515

41

Stelmet Zielona Gora

3

3

477

446

31

Ratiopharm Ulm

3

3

476

457

19

Cajasol Seville

3

3

483

471

12

Telenet Oostende

2

4

464

482

-18

Cholet Basket

3

3

444

456

-12

Orleans Loiret Basket

2

4

465

478

-13

Panionios BC Athens

2

4

466

518

-52

KK Cibona Zagreb

0

6

414

500

-86

D. Banco di Sardegna Sassari

2

4

516

556

-40

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LAST 16

Group I

P+

P-

P+

P-

+/-

BC Budivelnik Kiev

4

W

2

486

478

8

Uxue Bilbao Basket

4

2

470

454

16

KK Buducnost VOLI

3

3

456

436

20

Valencia Basket

4

2

511

462

49

Banvit BK Bandirma

3

3

477

479

-2

VEF Riga

3

3

508

480

28

BC Triumph Lyubertsy

2

4

478

504

-26

CEZ Basketball Nymburk

1

5

425

518

-93

Group K

W

Group L

W

L

P+

P-

+/-

P+

P-

+/-

5

1

515

475

40

Unics Kazan

4

2

461

443

18

Spartak St. Petersburg

3

3

456

411

45

Ratiopharm Ulm

3

3

516

496

20

Stelmet Zielona Gora

3

3

465

502

-37

Galatasaray Medical Park

3

3

459

459

0

Cajasol Seville

1

5

427

475

-48

Crvena Zvezda T. Belgrade

2

4

476

514

-38

GAME 1

RESULT

Spartak St. Petersburg  vs.  BC Budivelnik Kiev

83 - 72

GAME 2

RESULT

BC Budivelnik Kiev  vs.  Spartak St. Petersburg

73 - 56

GAME 1

RESULT

KK Buducnost V.  vs.  PBC Lokomotiv Kuban K.

54 - 72

GAME 2

RESULT

PBC Lokomotiv Kuban K.  vs.  KK Buducnost V.

90 - 65

SEMI-FINAL A

Group J

L

GAME 1

Ratiopharm Ulm  vs.  Uxue Bilbao Basket GAME 2 Uxue Bilbao Basket  vs.  Ratiopharm Ulm

GAME 1

Valencia Basket  vs.  Unics Kazan GAME 2 Unics Kazan  vs.  Valencia Basket

RESULT

85 - 81

QF B

RESULT 101 - 78

RESULT

80 - 70

QF D

RESULT 71 - 68

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QF C

L

+/-

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QF A

W

L

PBC Lokomotiv Kuban K.

QUARTER FINAL

GAME 1

BC Budivelnik Kiev  vs.  Uxue Bilbao Basket GAME 2 Uxue Bilbao Basket  vs.  BC Budivelnik Kiev

6

W

Group E

RESULT

83 - 93 RESULT 75 - 53

GAME 1

Valencia Basket  vs.  PBC Lokomotiv Kuban K. GAME 2 PBC Lokomotiv Kuban K. vs.  Valencia Basket

RESULT

87-97 RESULT 63 - 68

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ALL EUROCUP TEAM Season 2012-2013

MVP* NICK CALATHES – PBC Lokomotiv Kuban K.

FIRST TEAM JUSTIN DOELLMAN – Valencia Basket MALCOLM DELANEY – BC Budivelnik Kiev *NICK CALATHES – PBC Lokomotiv Kuban K. JOHN BRYANT – Ratiopharm Ulm KOSTAS VASILEIADIS – Uxue Bilbao Basket

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SECOND TEAM DERRICK BROWN – PBC Lokomotiv Kuban K. CHUCK EIDSON – Unics Kazan WALTER HODGE – Stelmet Zielona Gora LOUKAS MAVROKEFALIDIS – Spartak St. Petersburg LAMONT HAMILTON – Uxue Bilbao Basket

SEASON TROPHIES BEST COACH FOTIS KATSIKARIS Uxue Bilbao Basket

RISING STAR BOJAN DUBLJEVIC Valencia Basket

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UXUE BILBAO BASKET The number 13 may be considered unlucky in some cultures, but don’t tell that to basketball fans in Bilbao, Spain. In just its 13th season of existence, budding European power Uxue Bilbao Basket is one win away from its first

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Club Info

continental title. The “men in black”, as they are known by their fans, have

President: PREDRAG SAVOVIC

only played four seasons of pan-European competition, but have shown

Address: Heros, 28 1. 48009,

themselves to be among the best each time. It has been a long road from

Bilbao - Spain

the Spanish third division, so now everyone in Bilbao is eager to celebrate

Arena: BILBAO ARENA

reaching the top at the Spiroudome in Charleroi, Belgium, with the Eurocup

Tel. +34 944 70 06 78

crown in hand. The club’s history can be traced back to March 7, 2000, when a group of basketball lovers in Bizkaia, located in the heart of the Basque Country of Spain, created a club for the local fans to cheer for. Bilbao Basket Berri, as the team was known then, started from the bottom later in 2000, but with dedicated leadership and passionate fans, took the fast track up the ladder.

No.

Player

Country

Pos.

Height

Born

Just four years later, on May 21, 2004, Bilbao had already sealed its ticket to

6

ZISIS, NIKOS

Greece

Guard

1.95

1983

the Spanish first division, where it has remained among the country’s elite

7

RAKOVIC, MILOVAN

Serbia

Center

2.08

1985

ever since.

8

PILEPIC, FRAN

Croatia

Guard

1.94

1989

11

HAMILTON, LAMONT

USA

Center

2.08

1984

15

MUMBRU, ALEX

Spain

Forward

2.02

1979

17

HERVELLE, AXEL

Belgium

Forward

2.05

1983

18

MOERMAN, ADRIEN

France

Forward

2.01

1988

24

SANCHEZ PEREZ, SERGIO

Spain

Guard

1.97

1984

31

LOPEZ, RAUL

Spain

Guard

1.82

1980

33

SAMB, MAMADOU

Spain

Forward

2.08

1989

34

VASILEIADIS, KOSTAS

Greece

Forward

2.00

1984

From that success, Bilbao earned the right to play in European competition

44

GRIMAU, ROGER

Spain

Guard

1.96

1978

for the first time – and what a rookie season it was! Bilbao won all six of its

interesting and competitive team every season. In 2006, Bilbao played its first game at the 13,000-seat Bizkaia Arena, downing Tau Ceramica Vitoria 92-78 in front of a sellout crowd. With players like Javi Salgado and Marko Banic as its reference points, everything clicked for Bilbao in a historic 200708 season in which the team made it to the King’s Cup semifinals, the Spanish Supercup final and the Spanish League playoffs.

regular season games and survived a pair of two-game series against Artland

Head Coach KATSIKARIS, FOTIOS

The always-ambitious and determined club made sure to present an

Greece

Dragons and Spirou Basket to reach the 2009 Final Eight in Torino, Italy. There, Bilbao stormed into the semifinals with a 76-67 victory over Zadar, but BC Khimki Moscow stood in its way to the final. With Alex Mumbru,

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Chris Warren and Jerome Moiso as its marquee additions, Bilbao had an even more impressive follow-up season. Bilbao Basket won its Eurocup regular season group with a perfect record and finished first in the Last 16 before knocking off CEZ Nymburk in the quarterfinals to claim a spot in the four-team 2010 Eurocup Finals at Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria, Spain. Once again Bilbao lost in the semifinals, this time to Alba Berlin, but it overcame Panellinios of Greece in the third-place game to finish the season as winners.

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Bilbao did not play any continental competition the following season, but with Aaron Jackson and Kostas Vasiliadis teaming up with the likes

Regular Season

of Banic and Mumbru, Bilbao made some loud noise at home in Spain.

W,

vs KK Buducnost VOLI

85 - 78

W,

at Belgacom Spirou Basket

69 - 85

W,

at Lukoil Academic Sofia

64 - 85

W,

vs Lukoil Academic Sofia

82 - 60

No one in Bilbao was satisfied by just participating in the Euroleague;

W,

at KK Buducnost VOLI

66 - 68

now called Gescrap BB, the team won its final two regular season games

W,

vs Belgacom Spirou Basket

85 - 84

Under head coach Fotis Katsikaris, the team knocked off Real Madrid in the Spanish League semifinals to reach the championship series for the first time. Despite losing to Barcelona Regal in the finals, Bilbao had made history by claiming a berth in the 2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague.

– including a nail-biting victory over rival Vitoria in front of a loud, packed crowd in last one – to advance to the Top 16. Then a rout of Real Madrid

Last 16

and a 60-59 victory over Montepaschi Siena on a buzzer-beater by Raul Lopez helped Bilbao reach the Euroleague Playoffs. Facing mighty CSKA Moscow, the men in black did not back down, winning Game 3 at home and putting up a serious challenge before losing the series 3-1 to complete a remarkable Euroleague debut.

L,

Hamilton arrived to replace them. Bilbao again went undefeated in the

Nymburk

83 - 85

L,

at VEF Riga

99 - 76

W,

vs Valencia Basket

91 - 76

W,

at Valencia Basket

60 - 61

Bilbao’s roster went through a mini shake-up before this season, but it was by no means a rebuild. Banic and Jackson left while Nikos Zisis and Lamont

vs CEZ Basketball

W, W,

at CEZ Basketball Nymburk vs VEF Riga

69 - 83 76 - 65

regular season and then, after dropping its first two Last 16 games, won the next four straight to finish first in that group, as well. A convincing win

Quarter Final

over ratiopharm Ulm in Game 2 of their quarterfinals series and a sweep of Budivelnik in the semis put Bilbao once again in the spotlight and headed

L,

at Ratiopharm Ulm

85 - 81

to Charleroi, where it hopes that the Eurocup will become the first trophy

W,

vs Ratiopharm Ulm

101 - 78

in a short but accomplished club history!

Semi-Final W,

at BC Budivelnik Kiev

83 - 93

W,

vs BC Budivelnik Kiev

75 - 53

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A fearless shooter and a favorite among Uxue Bilbao Basket fans, small forward Kostas Vasileiadis arrives at the very top of his game to the first international club final of his 13-year pro career. Born in Thessaloniki and raised at Greek powerhouse PAOK, Vasileiadis showcased his scoring skills early. He made his Euroleague debut as a 16-year-old with PAOK in 2000. By age 20, Vasileiadis was already averaging 13.9 points for PAOK in the 2004-05 Eurocup. He went on to join Unicaja Malaga of Spain and reach the Final Four in 2007, then played the following Euroleague season at Olympiacos Piraeus. After a year split between PAOK and Montegranaro of Italy, Vasileiadis returned to Spain in 2009 and has played there ever since, joining Bilbao in the summer of 2010. Vasileiadis helped Bilbao make the 2011 Spanish League finals and the 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs, but his role became vital this season as the team shrugged off two previous semifinals defeats to reach the Eurocup title game. Among his heroics on the way to Charleroi, Vasileiadis forced overtime in the season opener against Buducnost Voli Podgorica by scoring a game-tying shot off his own missed free throw, and then helped win it with 2 three-pointers in the extra session. Later, after Bilbao lost its first two games of the Last 16, he buried a game-winning three-pointer in Valencia to keep the season alive. His overall numbers were as good as his clutch shooting as Vasileiadis arrived to the final as the Eurocup’s second-best three-point and fourth-best free throw shooter this season. At age 29, his inspired performance has earned Vasileiadis a place on the 2012-13 All-Eurocup First Team. Now, with a Eurocup title at stake, everyone from his coaches to his teammates to fans and media know that with the game on the line, Vasileiadis will be ready to deliver for Bilbao.

The Coach Fotis Katsikaris

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As he and his club prepare to play their first-ever international trophy final in Charleroi, Fotis Katsikaris offers the perfect combination of background, experience and coaching talent to make history for Uxue Bilbao Basket. In his first two full seasons with Bilbao, Katsikaris took the club to new heights by reaching both the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs and the Spanish League playoff finals. Now, he and Bilbao want to lift the club’s first trophy and, in so doing, return to the Euroleague. Katsikaris, a former point guard who was once the youngest pro in Greek League history, joined the coaching staff of the club where he played most of his career, AEK Athens, in 1998. There he proceeded to learn from legends like Dusan Ivkovic, Dragan Sakota and Kostas Politis before becoming the head coach himself in 2003. Katsikaris led AEK to the Euroleague Top 16 and the Greek League finals in 2005, prior to leaving for Dynamo St. Petersburg. After a strong season in Russia, Katsikaris was hired by Valencia of Spain in late 2006, soon helping that team escape a difficult situation to reach the Spanish League playoffs. Already, Katsikaris had become known for getting the most out of his players. In 2008, Katsikaris took Valencia all the way to the Eurocup Final Eight, losing against eventual champion DKV Joventut. Midway through the 2009-10 season, Katsikaris took over the bench at Bilbao and repeated the team’s best result to date by making it to the Eurocup semifinals. In his first full season in Bilbao, Katsikaris took the club all the way to the 2010-11 Spanish League finals, qualifying the team to the Euroleague for the first time ever. Once on the continent’s biggest stage again, Katsikaris guided Bilbao to unexpected status with a place in the 2011-12 Euroleague playoffs, a remarkable accomplishment for a Euroleague newcomer. Now, at age 45, Katsikaris seeks to take Bilbao another step higher, his only goal being to see the “men in black” walk away from the Eurocup Final with the club’s first trophy ever.

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PBC LOKOMOTIV KUBAN KRASNODAR It has taken all of two seasons for Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar to cement its status among the very best clubs in the Eurocup. With a former champion of the competition, head coach Evgeny Pashutin, mapping the way from the

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sidelines, Krasnodar is one win away from bringing a historic title to the

Club Info

North Caucasus region.

President: Mr. Andrey Vedishev Address: Kubanskaya Naberezhnaya 62

This recent wave of success has been a long way in the making. Founded in

350063 Krasnodar - Russia

1946 in the city Mineralnye Vody – along the Ordzhonikidzevskaya Railway,

Arena: BASKET-HALL

hence the name Lokomotiv – the club was only of regional interest in its

Tel. +7861 278 0022

early years. Nearly half a century passed before Lokomotiv reached the top

Trophy Case

level of Russian basketball. It finally made its European debut in the 1998-99

Russian National Cup: 2000

Korac Cup and that exposure helped the club grow. The following season, Lokomotiv advanced one stage in the Korac Cup before bowing out. The start of the new millennium also brought with it Lokomotiv’s first trophy. The 2000 Russian Cup took place in Sochi and Lokomotiv galloped past

No.

Player

Country

Pos.

Height

Born

worthy rivals before taking down Spartak St. Petersburg in the title game.

4

GRIGORYEV, MAXIM

Russia

Guard

1.95

1990

The team started to take on more of an international flavor with players from

5

BROWN, DERRICK

USA

Forward

2.01

1987

near and far playing big roles: Oleg Melechtchenko, Oliver Popovic, Harold

7

HENDRIX, RICHARD

USA

Forward

2.03

1986

Deane and Uladzimir Karankevich were among the heroes who helped

8

SAVRASENKO, ALEKSEY

Russia

Center

2.15

1979

deliver a third-place finish in the Russian League. Each successive season

9

KALNIETIS, MANTAS

Lithuania

Guard

1.95

1986

proved to be even better than the previous one.

10

BYKOV, SERGEY

Russia

Guard

1.90

1983

11

LIKHODEY, VALERY

Russia

Forward

2.03

1986

12

ZUBKOV, ANDREY

Russia

Forward

2.05

1991

13

JASAITIS, SIMAS

Lithuania

Guard

2.02

1982

15

BARON, JIMMY

USA

Guard

1.91

1986

22

MARIC, ALEKS

Serbia

Center

2.11

1984

33

CALATHES, NICK

Greece

Guard

1.98

1989

45

SHELEKETO, MAXIM

Russia

Forward

2.05

1987

Head Coach PASHUTIN, EVGENY

14

Russia

In 2002, Lokomotiv nearly shocked Europe when Eurelijus Zukauskas and Goran Jagodnik helped guide the team within a few baskets of winning the Korac Cup. By reaching the Russian League semifinals for the second year in a row and then beating Saratov for third place, teams across Europe were forced to take notice. In 2003, Lokomotiv changed homes; it left Mineralnye Vody and moved to the city of Rostov, but continued to climb the charts in all competitions. In the 2004-05 FIBA Europe Cup, Lokomotiv won its first nine games and eventually reached the title game. However, despite the best efforts of Jarod Stevenson and Igor Kudelin, Lokomotiv lost in the closing seconds 75-74 to CSU Asesoft in the final in Romania. Lokomotiv became a familiar face in the FIBA EuroCup. In 2006, it lost only


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in the quarterfinals to eventual champions DKV Joventut. Another turning point in Lokomotiv’s history came in 2009, when the club moved its home to Krasnodar and chose the name Lokomotiv Kuban. Krasnodar had a local team that competed successfully in the Soviet League in the 1970s and ‘80s, but was not in the top Russian League in the new millennium. To begin the Lokomotiv Kuban era, management reached out to Saso Filipovski to coach. Led by veterans Pero Antic and Aleksandar Capin, Lokomotiv was second in Russia midway through the regular season. But a losing streak in the FIBA EuroChallenge sent the team into a tailspin. Kestutis Kemzura took over as head coach and James Gist and Gerald Green were signed in place of Antic and Capin. After finishing in fifth place on a tiebreaker to Dynamo Moscow, the teams met in an exciting Russian League quarterfinal series that went the distance before Dynamo eliminated Lokomotiv. The 2010-11 campaign was another great one for Lokomotiv behind Jeremiah Massey, Mike Wilkinson and Lionel Chalmers. The team plowed through to the FIBA EuroChallenge to reach the title game against Krka Novo Mesto in Oostende, Belgium. Lokomotiv was once again close to a

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at BC Donetsk

75 - 78

W,

vs Trefl Sopot

99 - 79

W, L,

vs Galatasaray Medical Park at Galatasaray Medical Park

91 - 66 76 - 52

title after leading by 8 points with 4 minutes to go, however it faltered

L,

vs BC Donetsk

64 - 71

late as Krka rallied to win the game and title. Despite the disappointment,

W,

at Trefl Sopot

70 - 87

W,

at Spartak St. Petersburg

70 - 84

W,

vs Stelmet Zielona Gora

96 - 87

W,

at Cajasol Seville

80 - 87

W,

vs Cajasol Seville

83 - 72

W,

vs Spartak St. Petersburg

77 - 72

L,

at Stelmet Zielona Gora

94 - 88

Lokomotiv finished the Russian League regular season third and was only knocked out of the playoffs by mighty CSKA. Those results helped Lokomotiv arrive to the Eurocup for the first time last season. The club bulked up its frontline with Ali Traore and Primoz Brezec alongside Massey, while Sergey Bykov and Rod Blakney joined Chalmers in the backcourt. Lokomotiv was on track for glory after winning its Last 16 group, but eventual champion BC Khimki Moscow Region took Lokomotiv out in the quarterfinals.

Last 16

This season Lokomotiv totally retooled with Pashutin on the sidelins, plus several key roster additions in former Euroleague champs Nick Calathes

Quarter Final

and Aleks Maric, sharpshooter Simas Jasaitis, veteran guard Mantas Kalnietis and newcomer Derrick Brown, among others. The results have

W,

at KK Buducnost VOLI

54 - 72

been splendid: first place in both its regular season and Last 16 groups, a

W,

vs KK Buducnost VOLI

90 - 65

quarterfinals sweep of Buducnost and a defeat of 2012 finalist Valencia in the semis. Now the focus is squarely on the final, where Lokomotiv will look to break through with its first continental title.

Semi-Final W,

at Valencia Basket

87 - 97

L,

vs Valencia Basket

63 - 68

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Star Turn Simas Jasaitis

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//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Sometimes, basketball offers second chances. In that context, small forward Simas Jasaitis of Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar returns to Charleroi on April 13 ready to fight for his second Eurocup title. Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, Jasaitis started his career with Sakalai before joining his city’s signature club, Lietuvos Rytas, as a teenager in 2001. Four years later, Jasaitis helped L. Rytas make history by winning the 2005 Eurocup title, its first continental trophy. On that memorable night, Jasaitis matched his team’s high of 16 points as L. Rytas defeated Makedonikos of Greece 78-74 at the Spiroudome in Charleroi. The following season, Jasaitis made his Euroleague debut with L. Rytas, and he has since switched clubs every summer. After Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv in Israel, he moved to Tau Ceramica Vitoria of Spain and reached the 2008 Final Four. His next stops were Joventut Badalona in Spain, Galatasaray of Turkey and, after returning to L. Rytas for one season, Turk Telekom Ankara. Since arriving in Krasnodar last summer, Jasaitis is reminding fans that he remains one of the best shooters in European basketball.

The Coach Evgeny Pashutin

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Coming into his second Eurocup title game, former competition champion Evgeny Pashutin of Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar is accustomed to high-pressure situations, both as a player and a coach. The 44-year-old former point guard had a long playing career in Spartak St. Petersburg and CSKA Moscow, helping the latter to reach the Euroleague Final Four in 2003. After taking his career directly from the playing court to the sidelines, Pashutin quickly showed his talent for coaching. In 2004, he directed CSKA’s team to the Euroleague’s Nike International Junior Tournament title and the following year won under-20 European Championships with the Russian national team. All the while, he remained an assistant coach at CSKA, learning on the job from legends like Dusan Ivkovic and Ettore Messina. In that role, he was integral in helping return CSKA to glory by winning Euroleague titles in 2006 and 2008, marking the club’s first such accolades in more than three decades.

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HISTORY

Competition History

EUROCUP FINALS 2011 – 2012 Khimki, Russia, April 15 BC KHIMKI MOSCOW REGION – VALENCIA BASKET 77-68 MVP: Zoran Planinic, BC KHIMKI MOSCOW REGION

EUROCUP FINALS 2010 – 2011 Treviso, Italy, April 16 UNICS KAZAN – CAJASOL SEVILLA 92-77 MVP: Marko POPOVIC, UNICS KAZAN

EUROCUP FINALS 2009 – 2010 Vitoria-Gazteiz, Spain, April 18 ALBA BERLIN – POWER ELEC. VALENCIA 46-67 MVP: Matt Nielsen, POWER ELEC. VALENCIA

EUROCUP FINAL EIGHT 2008 – 2009 Turin, Italy, April 5 LIETUVOS RYTAS – BC KHIMKI M.R. 80-74 MVP: Marius Petravicius, LIETUVOS RYTAS

ULEB CUP FINAL EIGHT 2007 – 2008 Turin, Italy, April 13 AKASVAYU GIRONA – DKV JOVENTUT 54-79 MVP: Rudy Fernandez, DKV JOVENTUT

ULEB CUP FINAL 2006 – 2007 Charleroi, Belgium, April 10 LIETUVOS RYTAS – REAL MADRID 75-87 MVP: Charles Smith, REAL MADRID

ULEB CUP FINAL 2005 – 2006 Charleroi, Belgium, April 11 ARIS BSA – DYNAMO MOSCOW 60-73 MVP: Ruben Douglas, DYNAMO MOSCOW

ULEB CUP FINAL 2004 – 2005 Charleroi, Belgium, April 19 LIETUVOS RYTAS – ALFA MAKEDONIKOS 78-74 MVP: Robertas Javtokas, LIETUVOS RYTAS

ULEB CUP FINAL 2003 – 2004 Charleroi, Belgium, April 13 REAL MADRID – HAPOEL M. JERUSALEM 72-83 MVP: Kelly McCarty, HAPOEL M. JERUSALEM

ULEB CUP FINAL 2002 – 2003 Two game series (April15 - April 24)

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KRKA NOVO MESTO – PAMESA VALENCIA 78 –90 PAMESA VALENCIA – KRKA NOVO MESTO 78–76 MVP: Dejan Tomasevic, PAMESA VALENCIA


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STATISTICS

Stats Leaders All - Season POINTS Rank

Games

Total

Ave.

Per 40 min.

1

McKEE, TYWAIN

Player

BC Triumph Lyubertsy

Team

11

260

23.64

26.01

2

HODGE, WALTER

Stelmet Zielona Gora

12

269

22.42

26.01

3

DAVIS, CHUCK

Banvit BK Bandirma

12

260

21.67

27.27

4

EIDSON, CHUCK

Unics Kazan

14

287

20.50

25.19

5

BRYANT, JOHN

Ratiopharm Ulm

13

260

20.00

29.48

TOTAL REBOUNDS Rank

Games

Total

Ave.

Per 40 min.

1

HODGE, WALTER

Player

Stelmet Zielona Gora

Team

12

254

21.17

24.56

2

RAKOCEVIC, IGOR

Crvena Zvezda Telekom B.

11

215

19.55

28.14

3

DAVIS, CHUCK

Banvit BK Bandirma

12

222

18.50

23.29

4

McKEE, TYWAIN

BC Triumph Lyubertsy

11

197

17.91

19.71

5

EIDSON, CHUCK

Unics Kazan

14

231

16.50

20.28

ASSISTS Rank

Games

Total

Ave.

Per 40 min.

1

BRYANT, JOHN

Player

Ratiopharm Ulm

Team

13

117

9.00

13.26

2

STEVIC, OLIVER

Stelmet Zielona Gora

12

89

7.42

9.31

3

LYONS, LEO

BC Budivelnik Kiev

16

117

7.31

9.66

4

MARIC, ALEKS

PBC Lokomotiv Kuban K.

13

94

7.23

11.53

5

LANDRY, KYLE

BC Triumph Lyubertsy

11

78

7.09

11.15

STEALS Rank

Games

Total

Ave.

Per 40 min.

1

CALATHES, NICK

Player

PBC Lokomotiv Kuban K.

Team

16

106

6.63

7.89

2

McKEE, TYWAIN

BC Triumph Lyubertsy

11

67

6.09

6.70

3

WRIGHT, ZACH

Spartak St. Petersburg

14

77

5.50

8.39

4

HODGE, WALTER

Stelmet Zielona Gora

12

65

5.42

6.28

5

KALNIETIS, MANTAS

PBC Lokomotiv Kuban K.

11

56

5.09

5.97

BLOCKS Rank

Games

Total

Ave.

Per 40 min.

1

McKEE, TYWAIN

Player

BC Triumph Lyubertsy

Team

11

26

2.36

2.60

2

CHATMAN, MIRE

Unics Kazan

14

28

2.00

2.55

3

BROWN, DERRICK

PBC Lokomotiv Kuban K.

15

26

1.73

2.38

4

DOELLMAN, JUSTIN

Valencia Basket

16

27

1.69

2.84

5

WRIGHT, ZACH

Spartak St. Petersburg

14

23

1.64

2.51

2 POINTS % Rank

Games

Att.

Made

% Made

1

BUNIC, DUSKO

Player

KK Buducnost VOLI

Team

14

3.79

2.86

75.47 %

2

BROWN, ELTON

Crvena Zvezda Telekom B.

10

5.50

3.80

69.09 %

3

DRAGICEVIC, VLADIMIR

Spartak St. Petersburg

13

7.00

4.77

68.13 %

4

JASAITIS, SIMAS

PBC Lokomotiv Kuban K.

16

4.06

2.75

67.69 %

5

WRIGHT, ZACH

Spartak St. Petersburg

14

6.36

4.29

67.42 %

3 POINTS % Rank

20

Team

Games

Att.

Made

% Made

1

RAKOCEVIC, IGOR

Player

Crvena Zvezda Telekom B.

11

3.64

1.91

52.50 %

2

HODGE, WALTER

Stelmet Zielona Gora

12

4.17

2.08

50.00 %

3

KARASEV, SERGEY

BC Triumph Lyubertsy

11

4.64

2.27

49.02 %

4

POPOVIC, MARKO

KK Buducnost VOLI

14

3.36

1.64

48.94 %

5

NAIMY, YUVAL

BC Triumph Lyubertsy

12

4.42

2.08

47.17 %


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CITY INFO

Charleroi, The City The city of Charleroi represents one of Belgium and Wallonia’s economic, cultural and industrial centers. Its geographic location – 50 kilometers south of Brussels and 100 kilometers east of the French city of Lille – also makes it a communications hub thanks to its extensive network of roads and railways. The city’s charming architecture

as

well

as

its

warm

atmosphere makes it attractive to visitors

Musée de la Photographie

coming from all over the continent.

Belfry

Containing works from all major

Included in the UNESCO list of

Opening in 1987 and located in

schools of Belgian art, the museum

World Heritage Sites, Charleroi’s

Moreover, Charleroi has quite a prominent

the former Carmelite monastery

offers close to 150 pieces from the

Bellfry is definitely one of the city’s

sporting presence in Europe thanks mainly

of

19th, 20th and 21st centuries. This

must-see attractions. It offers

to its Basketball, Football and Table Tennis

Charleroi’s

la

year will also see the introduction

visitors the opportunity to take

achievements. It also served as one of the

Photographie boasts over 80 000

of two exhibitions dedicated to

spectacular pictures of the old city

host cities for “Euro 2000” and is home

images and 2 million negatives.

contemporary artists.

through a small observation area

to one of the continent’s biggest carting

With such an impressive display,

circuits, the Karting des Fagnes track.

the museum is undoubtedly a

Place du Manège 1, 6000

major window to the history and

Charleroi, Belgium

Mont-sur-Marchienne, Musée

de

evolution of this art form. 11 Avenue Paul Pastur, 6032 Charleroi (Mont-sur-Marchienne), Belgium

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Palais des Beaux-Arts

located within the facilities. Place Charles II, 6000 Charleroi, Belgium



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