BASKETBALL CLUB ASTANA

Basketball Club Astana is one of the trademarks of Kazakhstani sport. The team participates in the championship of Kazakhstan and two international tournaments: the VTB United League and the FIBA Europe Cup, where it is the sole representative of Asia 

ABOUT THE TEAM

ABOUT THE TEAM

Basketball Club Astana was formed in March 2011. In 2014, the club made its debut at the FIBA Euro Challenge Cup.

Formed in March 2011 with support from the Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund and Akimat of Astana. Since 2013, it has been part of the CF Presidential Professional Sports Club Astana.


General Director — Honored Master of Sports of the USSR, Olympic champion of 1988, Valery Tikhonenko.


BC “Astana” unites leading Kazakhstan players: Rustam Yergali, Anton Ponomaryov, Rustem Murzagaliyev, Alexander Zhigulin, Dmitriy Gavrilov and others. Such popular legionnaires as Robert Lauri, Iyan Miller, Ousan Kruebbli, play for the “Astana” basketball team.  

HISTORY

2011

Creation of the basketball club Astana

Basketball club Astana was created in March 2011 with support from the National Welfare Fund Samruk-Kazyna and Akimat of Astana.

2012

Winner of the Kazakhstan Cup 2011/12. Champion of Kazakhstan National League 2011/12.

7th place in VTB United League (season 2011/12).

2013

BC Astana became a member of the CF Presidential Professional Sports Club Astana

In 2013, the team’s leader became the Serbian specialist Aleksandar Trifunovic, who brought it to absolute victory in Kazakhstan National Championship. As well as stabilized the position of Astana in the standings and brought the team to the playoff of VTB United League.

Winner of the Kazakhstan Cup 2012/13. Champion of Kazakhstan National League 2012/13.
5th place in VTB United League (season 2012/13).

2014

Four-time winner of the Cup of Kazakhstan (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Since February 2014, the team’s leader became the Lithuanian specialist Ramunas Butautas, who has worked in Latvia since 2005. In 2014, Astana for the first time took part in the European club competition — the FIBA EuroChallenge, finishing at the stage of Top 16 just a step short of the quarterfinals.

Winner of the Kazakhstan Cup 2013/14. Champion of Kazakhstan National League 2013/14.
5th place in VTB United League (season 2013/14).

2015

Four-time champion of Kazakhstan National League (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

8th place in VTB United League (season 2014/15).

2016

2016 – 2016/2017 season became the anniversary for the capital players – the fifth season on the United VTB League.

In March 2016 BC “Astana” won Kazakhstan basketball cup.

THE TEAM

24
Dmitry Gavrilov
3
Robert Lauri
0
Roderick Odom
10
Rustam Murzagaliev
5
Ousman Kruebbli
13
Rustam Yergali
44
Iyan Miller
9
Vadim Shcherbak
11
Anton Ponomarev
22
Denis Degtyarev
19
Dmitry Klimov
25
Maxim Marchuk
14
Leonidas Kaselakis
17
Alexander Zhigulin
21
Dmitrios Katsivelis
Valeriy Tikhonenko
General Director
Ilas Papateodoru
Head Coach

GOALS

The main goals of BC Astana are to develop professional basketball in Kazakhstan and promote the Astana national brand in the international arena.

The main goals of BC “Astana” are to develop professional basketball in Kazakhstan and promote “Astana” national brand in the international arena, as well as:



  • Popularize and promote the Astana national brand in the international arena;

  • Develop professional basketball;

  • Form a healthy nation, instill the love of sports in young people;

  • Promoting patriotism in youth;

  • Improving the level of Kazakhstani athletes by entering the international arena.


Goals for the forthcoming season:



  • To be the champions of Kazakhstan National Championship

  • 1st place in Kazakhstan Cup

  • Play-off in VTB United League 

Contacts

010000, Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan,
Block B, 8 Kunayev street,
Emerald Quarter BC, of.707

Office:
+ 7 (7172) 279 400
Press service:
+ 7 (7172) 279 409

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