Preview: Khimki Moscow Region vs. Avtodor Saratov 8 march 2020

Photographer: VTB United League

On Monday, March 9, 2020 Khimki Moscow Region will face Avtodor Saratov in a VTB United League regular season game. It will be played in Khimki. Tip-off at 17:00 msk.


Founded in 1960
Team colors: black and white
Honors: 2nd Place in Russian Championship (1994, 1997, 1998, 1999), 3rd Place in Russian Championship (1996), Eurocup FIBA semifinalist (1998), Superleague A Champion (1997, 1998), Superleague B Champion (2009), Superleague Champion (2014), 3rd Place in Superleague (2013)
Arena: Sport Palace Kristall (capacity – 5500)
Head coach: Donaldas Kairys
President: Vladimir Rodionov
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Where to watch

LIVE: Match! Strana (16:55),, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website


Sergey Monia started his pro career in Avtodor Saratov, where he played from 2000 to 2002.

Donaldas Kairys worked in Khimki form 2005 to 2006 as assistant coach.


Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:

“In this game, we have several goals. First of all, we have to win. We are leading in the VTB United League regular season, we want to take first place at the end of it to have home court advantage, so we can't make a mistake. Moreover, we are playing at home. The second point is that on the eve of crucial EuroLeague games, some players need to have a rest. We have micro traumas, so we'll see who will have a rest”.