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Evgeny Bogachev: “We are not going to put up a white flag”

Evgeny Bogachev: “We are not going to put up a white flag”
Date: 11 february 2017, 12:00
Source: Press BC UNICS
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The president of the club Evgeny Bogachev told his opinion about the reasons of playing travails of the team.

All the team went through the hospital

“This year as you may see is unlucky for us. We never had been in such a situation. Basketball is not considered to be high-injury sport as soccer or hockey. Injures chase our players, it is just a nightmare. Anton Ponkrashovis still on the injured list, Quino has been injured for the whole month, it`s his first injury as he says for the last 9 years. We signed Paul Stoll to help him. Vadim Panin is injured now. Evgeny Voronov is injured now- he had a strike on his knee. Artsiom Parakhouski missed 2 games.Kostas Kaimakoglou. Coty Clark still cannot get the previous playing condition, you remember when he just arrived, very ambitious with the plans and had to miss a month and a half..

    The big physical stress affects! We play 1,5-2 times more games than in the previous season, constant flights UNICS spends in the air more time than any other team, I read that not any other team in Europe flies so much as we do. There are no distances as we have. We play in Tel-Aviv and in two days in Krasnoyarsk. Different clock zones. Every time we cannot afford the charter flight as it costs several millions rubles.

We look for solutions

And now in this situation we look for solutions… Many people think that we should keep Orlando Johnson. We wanted to do so but his agents aske three time bigger his salary and this is unacceptable. 2nd of March  the registration time will finish and the team needs the rotation. That is why we signed Danilo Andjusic. 25 years old He is ambitious. In Spain he played together with Colom and Williams in one team. He can play 1,2 and 3.

I cannot keep silent on foreign players limit. On United VTB League regulations it must be registered 6 foreign players and 6 Russians for one game. On total can be only 7 foreign players. And where we supposed to get so many Russians?

Today we have only 3- Antipov, Voronov and Klimenko (the rest are injured). And to follow regulations we have to register the guys from  UNICS-2.

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TOURNAMENTS
#
VTB League
season 2016/2017,
g w pts
1
CSKA
Moscow, Russia
21 19 40
2
Zenit
St. Petersburg, Russia
21 18 39
3
Khimki
Moscow region, Russia
20 16 36
4
Lokomotiv-Kuban
Krasnodar, Russia
18 13 31
5
UNICS
Kazan, Russia
21 13 34
6
VEF
Riga, Latvia
19 10 29
7
Enisey
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
20 10 30
8
Astana
Astana, Kazakhstan
20 9 29
9
Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
21 7 28
10
Avtodor
Saratov, Russia
19 6 25
11
Kalev
Tallinn, Estonia
21 5 26
12
Tsmoki-Minsk
Minsk, Belarus
20 4 24
13
Parma
Perm, Russia
19 0 19
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;
#
season 2016/2017,
g w pts
1
CSKA
Moscow, Russia
28 21 49
2
Real
Madrid, Spain
28 21 49
3
Olympiacos
Piraeus, Greece
28 19 47
4
Panathinaikos
Athens, Greece
28 17 45
5
Fenerbahce
Istanbul, Turkey
28 17 45
6
Baskonia
Vitoria, Spain
28 16 44
7
Anadolu Efes
Istanbul, Turkey
28 16 44
8
Crvena Zvezda
Belgrade, Serbia
28 15 43
9
Darussafaka
Istanbul, Turkey
28 14 42
10
Zalgiris
Kaunas, Lithuania
28 13 41
11
Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
28 11 39
12
Вrose Вaskets
Bamberg, Germany
28 10 38
13
Galatasaray
Istanbul, Turkey
28 10 38
14
Maccabi
Tel Aviv, Israel
28 10 38
15
UNICS
Kazan, Russia
28 7 35
16
EA7 Emporio Armani
Milan, Italy
28 7 35
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;
#
United League VTB U21
season 2016/2017,
g w pts
1
CSKA-2
Moscow, Russia
10 10 20
2
Avtodor-2
Saratov, Russia
10 8 18
3
Lokomotiv-Kuban-2
Krasnodar, Russia
8 5 13
4
Khimki-2
Moscow region, Russia
12 7 19
5
Zenit-2
St. Petersburg, Russia
12 6 18
6
Parma-2
Perm, Russia
8 4 12
7
Nizhny Novgorod-2
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
4 2 6
8
UNICS-2
Kazan, Russia
34 16 50
9
Samara-2
Samara, Russia
14 6 20
10
Spartak
Saint-Petersburg, Russia
10 2 12
11
Enisey-2
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
10 0 10
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;

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