Visiting a rookie19 october 2013

Today our team left Moscow Region and headed to Volgograd where on Sunday, October 20, 2013 it is going to face VTB United League rookie BC Krasnyi Oktyabr. The beginning of the meeting is at 19.00 msk.



Founded in 2012
Team colors: white and red
Arena: Volgograds' Trade unions Palace of Sports (capacity – 3700)
President: Dmitry Gerasimenko
Official website:

Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:

— Our opponent has already played one game in VTB League and left good impression: it managed to defeat Tsmoki-Minsk in Belorussia as it's difficult to win on the road in principle. Volgograd has a good team, the players determined to win and the Americans are able to score a lot of points. Judging by their first match, they play fast basketball, make focus primarily on the attack, not defense, and this tactic was paid off. We expect a tough battle, because this is the first home game for Krasnyi Oktyabr this season, it's a huge event not only for Volgograd, but also for VTB United League. It will be difficult for us as we lost key players, so we had to be focused and play at maximum if we want to win.