VEF vs. BC Khimki: Season starts in Riga 4 october 2018

Photographer: VEF/VTB United League

On Friday, October 5, 2018 BC Khimki in Riga, Latvia will face VEF in a VTB United League regular season game. Tip-off at 19:30 msk. Watch LIVE at VTB UL official website.


Founded in 1958
Team colors: black and white
Honors: Latvian League (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017), Latvian League runner-up (2010, 2014, 2016, 2018), Baltic League runner-up (2011), Baltic League bronze (2012), USSR Championship bronze (1960, 1966, 1991)
Arena: Arena Riga (capacity – 11200)
President: Maris Martinsons
Official website:

Where to watch
LIVE: VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website


Georgios Bartzokas, BC Khimki head coach:

“Like always, Latvians are fighters, they play with desire and have a core of players who know how to play together. So, I don't expect anything but a tough night. We had a preseason that was usuful as we could evaluate our potential. At the same time I'm not satisfied like any other coach in this level, losing so many players for national teams, having a lot of injuries. We'll see on the court [who we are]. We have some new players and it's gonna take some time for them to adjust to our philosophy. They have potential and talent; all of them are good lads. In summer we tried to buil up a stronger team than last season, that was our goal”.