Press March 2011

31 marchStarting time of the «Final Four» matches has been defined

The finals will be held on April 22-23, 2011 in Kazan, at home arena of the Russian club UNICS — the «Basket-hall».

29 marchSergey Ivanov — is the president of VTB United League

Today in Moscow at the «Ritz Carlton» Hotel a meeting of the Board of VTB United League was held. The main issues on the agenda were the following changes to the existing Statutes: the abolition of the post of chairman and the establishment of the post of the president of the League. By Members of the Board (we will remind that this governing body consists of representatives of clubs, the national basketball federations of the participating countries, as well as the title sponsor of the tournament – VTB bank), the President of VTB United League was elected vice Premier Minister of the government Sergey Ivanov.

29 marchThe «Final four» will held in Kazan

The Directorate of VTB United League has made a decision on the venue for the «Final four» of this season. Today at a meeting of the Council of the League it was officially announced that the finals will be held on April 22-23, 2011 in Kazan, at the home arena of the Russian club Unics – the «Basket-hall».

29 marchNew clubs in the VTB United League

At Today's meeting of the Board of the League in Moscow it was decided to include into the composition of VTB United League four new clubs. In season-2011/12 the Russian «Lokomotiv-Kuban» (Krasnodar), «Spartak» (St. Petersburg), the Czech «Nymburk» and BC «Astana» from Kazakhstan will take part in the tournament.

26 marchPBL Team outscore PBL All-Stars in Nizhniy Novgorod

PBL — PBL All-Stars 141:120 (30:22, 42:31, 24:42, 45:25)

24 marchLokomotiv advanced to EuroChallenge Semifinals

Lokomotiv Kuban-BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 86:68

24 marchSpartak SP seal EuroChallenge semifinal birth

Karsiyaka — Spartak SP 71:89


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17 marchSpartak wins the Russian 2010/2011 Cup

Spartak wins the Russian 2010/2011 Cup after the Final clash versus Nizhniy Novgorod. Spartak easily reached the trophy beating the opponents 80:53.

17 marchItaly: All-Star Game Rosters

Team Italia

6 Stefano Mancinelli (203-F-83) of Armani Jeans Milano
9 Marco Mordente (191-G-79) of Armani Jeans Milano
12 Marco Cusin (211-C-85) of Scavolini Siviglia Pesaro
13 Luigi Datome (202-G/F-87) of Lottomatica Virtus Roma
23 Nicolo Melli (205-F-91) of Scavolini Siviglia Pesaro