NEWS

16.09.2007
CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE!

J.R. Holden's jumper with 2.1 seconds left secured Russia their first-ever EuroBasket title with a thrilling 60-59 victory over reigning world champions and hosts Spain.

Pau Gasol had a chance to win the game at the buzzer but his mid-range jumpshot went in and out, leaving Spain to collect their sixth European silver medal.

18.09.2007
Russians Given Heroes Welcome

Russian first-deputy prime minister Sergei Ivanov has paid tribute to the Russian basketball team following their remarkable last-gasp victory over hosts Spain in the final of the European Championships on Sunday.

Ivanov, considered a possible successor to president Vladimir Putin, welcomed the players to the Russian Government House in Moscow.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birthCurrent club
 4Nikita Shabalkin PF 2.06 09.10.1986 Vladikavkaz (RUS)  Khimki 
 5Jon Robert Holden PG 1.85 10.08.1976 Pittsburgh, PA (USA)  CSKA Moscow 
 6Sergey Bykov PG 1.89 26.02.1983 Novodvinsk (RUS)  Dynamo Moscow 
 7Andrei Kirilenko SF 2.06 18.02.1981 Izevsk (RUS)  Utah Jazz 
 8Nikita Morgunov 2.10 29.06.1975 Novokuznetsk (RUS)  Triumph Lyubertsy 
 9Petr Samoylenko 1.87 07.02.1977 Outchkoudouk (UZB)  Dynamo Moscow 
10Victor Khryapa SF 2.04 03.08.1982 Kiev (UKR)  Chicago Bulls 
11Zakhar Pashutin 1.96 03.05.1974 Sochi (RUS)  CSKA Moscow 
12Sergey Monya SF 2.02 15.04.1983 Saratov (RUS)  Dynamo Moscow 
13Anton Ponkrashov SG 2.00 23.04.1986 St. Petersburg (RUS)  Khimki 
14Alexey Savrasenko 2.15 28.02.1979 Krasnodar (RUS)  CSKA Moscow 
15Nikolay Padius 1.95 01.09.1980 St.Petersbourg (RUS)  Unics Kazan 

COACHES

Head Coach: David Blatt

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18.09.2007
Blatt Still Waiting For Presidential Call

In David Blatt's country of birth a call from the President is traditional after a big win with either club or country, but the American-born Blatt is still waiting for a call from Russia's president after his team's stunning win over Spain Sunday night.

Blatt's Russia team claimed the European crown by edging out the world champions 60-59 when NBA All-Star Pau Gasol missed a chance to snatch victory at the death.

16.09.2007
For Blatt Attitude Is Everything

Any coach can take over a new team and change the X's and O's, the style of play, teach a new defense or pick new players.

The big challenge isn't to be able to change the team tactically, but to change the mentality, the character.

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Russia End 10-year Wait13.09.2007
Russia Aim To End Long Wait13.09.2007
Croatia Unable To Seal Fate11.09.2007
Russia Want To Finish On Top11.09.2007
Khryapa Makes Most Of Opportunity10.09.2007
No Way Past Jose09.09.2007
Spain Offer Russia Test09.09.2007

Team

Russia
Russia

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSA. Kirilenko18.0
RTA. Kirilenko8.6
ASV. Khryapa3.2
STA. Kirilenko2.2
BSA. Kirilenko1.8

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

03.09.2007vs SRB[W] 73-65
04.09.2007vs ISR[W] 90-56
05.09.2007vs GRE[W] 61-53
07.09.2007vs POR[W] 78-65
09.09.2007vs ESP[L] 69-81
11.09.2007vs CRO[W] 83-70
13.09.2007vs FRA[W] 75-71
15.09.2007vs LTU[W] 86-74
16.09.2007vs ESP[W] 60-59

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Staff

President: Yulia Anikeeva
Secretary General: Vladimir Khlopikov
Press contact: Elena Kulagina