Preview: Khimki Moscow Region vs. Zielona Gora24 september 2019

Photographer: VTB United League

Khimki Moscow Region opens 2019/2020 VTB United League season facing Polish club Zielona Gora. The game will be played on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at VTB Arena (Moscow, Leningradsky prospect 36, str. 13). Start of pre-game program at 19:45.


Founded in 1946
Team colors: white, green
Honors: Polish League (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), Polish Cup (2015, 2017), Polish Supercup (2015)
Arena: CRS Hala Zielona Gora (capacity – 6080)
Head coach: Zan Tabak
President: Ryszard Buczek
Official website:

Where to watch

LIVE: Match TV (20:25),, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website


Jonas Jerebko and Ludvig Hakanson played for Swedish national team at Eurobasket-2013. They both helped the Tre kronor beat Russia in the group stage.

Alexey Shved and Drew Gordon played for Philadelphia 76ers in November-December 2014.

Alexey Shved, Chris Kramer, Evgeny Valiev, Anthony Gill and Timofey Mozgov will not play in the game because of injuries.


Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:

“Zielona Gora has a good roster. They signed Gordon recently who played for Zenit not so much time ago; also they have good Polish players like Zamojski and Koszarek. Koszarek came from World Cup several days ago. Zielona Gora likes to play fast; it's a running team. At the start of the season all teams have equal chances and it doesn't matter how anybody plays. At the moment, I'm more concerned about our team, because not everyone is ready for this game. Some players are questionable mark, nothing to say about Kramer and Mozgov who are still recovering from injuries. At the same time, I'm happy that Jovic joined us recently as he is our only point guard right now. Due to injuries we couldn't make a full preseason preparations so we'll catch up the upcoming games as basis for the whole season”.