Prokom anew13 november 2010

On Sunday, November 14, our team will play a game of the 3rd round of VTB United League. The opponent of BC Khimki is a Euroleague group A colleague Polish club Asseco Prokom. The beginning of the meeting is at 18.00 Moscow time.


Raul Lopez:

— We also played with Prokom within the bounds of Euroleague. That game was tough but we won it. I suppose the Poles learned a lesson from that meeting and on Sunday we will deal with another Prokom — it will be more organized and concentrated. Despite our rich schedule and the fact that we have to play in three different tournaments, VTB United League is an important competition for us. In addition with some of the teams we play also in Euroleague: it's a good chance to try our strength and assess the rival better. It's very important to be at the same high level. To reach it we must forget about the vexing loss from Maccabi and be in the mood for a game with the Poles seriously.

Thomas Kelati:

— I feel myself much better. A wonderful medical staff work in BC Khimki, everyone knows what to do and does it professionally. I really appreciate it. I hope my recovery will proceed faster: and now everything is going according to plan. The game with Prokom will be a special one for me — in this team my compatriots play: even if I won't go to the court. I know a lot of players, the coach and staff. We will play home and this will be a governing factor in our success: the fans of BC Khimki are really great. Prokom has a very long bench and frequent changes may suit them well. But we'll try to clear obstacles by quality, not quantity. I'm looking forward to Sunday.

Watch a live broadcast on at 18.00 Moscow time and Rossiya-2 (1 a.m. Moscow time).


Asseco Prokom Gdynia (Gdynia, Poland)

Leagues: Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK), Euroleague
Founded: 1995
History: Prokom Trefl (1995-2008), Asseco Prokom Sopot (2008-2009), Asseco Prokom Gdynia (2009-present)
Arena: Gdynia Sports Arena (capacity: 5,000)
Location: Gdynia, Poland
Team colors: Yellow and Blue
President: Przemysław Sęczkowski
Head coach: Tomas Pačėsas (since December 1, 2007)
Polish Championship (7): 2004-2010
Polish Cup (4): 2000, 2001, 2006, 2008

BC Khimki played with Asseco Prokom not long ago — in the first round of Euroleague group stage. Our team won 82-76. In Euroleague Prokom was beaten by Caja Laboral 73-80 and Zalgiris 68-73 (in the overtime). On Wednesday the Poles again lost — on this occasion Serbian Partizan was victorious over them 62-69. In Polish Championship Prokom ranks 7th place (2 wins, 2 losses).


October, 10
Azovmash – Asseco Prokom – 80-76 (22-12, 22-26, 14-18, 22-20)

October, 16
VEF-Riga – Asseco Prokom – 63-76 (15-21, 17-23, 12-16, 19-16)

October, 30
Asseco Prokom — Kalev — 64-58 (24-18, 9-16, 15-14, 16-10)


№  Player Position  Height  Birthday .Nationality
5Daniel EwingG1911983USA
10Michael WilksG1781979USA
11Bobby BrownG1881984USA
13Mateusz KostrzewskiF2011989Poland
14Jan-Hendrik JaglaF2131981Germany
16Adam ŁapetaC2171987Poland
18Robert WitkaF2051981Poland
41Iwo KitzingerG1831985Poland
20Piotr SzczotkaF1961981Poland
21Ratko VardaC2131979Bosnia
30Ronald BurrellF2041983USA
34Adam HrycaniukC2061984Poland
8Filip VidenovF1961980Bulgaria
4Justin Ray GiddensG1961985USA