Welcome back Darius!

CSKA Forward Darius Songaila returned yesterday evening to Moscow from the USA, and today took part in his first practice at USK CSKA. Remember that in the States, Songaila underwent observation and rehabilitation after an ankle injury in a November 14 Euroleague game with the Italian club Virtus. After practice Darius gave our site an interview.

Tolga Ongoren: CSKA earned first place in the group

The press conferences for both coaches turned out to be rather short. Ulker head coach Tolga Ongoren was suffering from the loss, and Dusan Ivkovic and Victor Alexander wanted to get home to celebrate the victory.

Both CSKA and Lokomotiv will improve

The post-game press conference with both coaches managed to go for a record length. Both coaches spoke with journalists for more than a half an hour apiece.

Dusan Ivkovic: We had many difficulties in this game

At the very beginning of the press conference, Slask head coach Jacek Winnicki congratulated CSKA on their victory: "I don’t believe that the final score reflects how close the game actually was," he said.

Aleksandr Koul: Everyone is trying to develop in the Euroleague

The main opponent for CSKA newcomer Victor Alexander in the upcoming Euroleague game will be Belorussian center Aleksandr Koul.

Valeriy Tikhonenko: American practices are planned down to the second

It has almost been one week since CSKA coach Valeriy Tikhonenko left for the USA to work as an assistant at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He told the CSKA website about his first impressions.

Ivan Eremic: Ivkovic was my first coach

It’s been already four months since Dusan Ivkovic became the head coach of CSKA. In that time all of the fans and journalists have had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the biography of the Yugoslavian guru. And there was little information about another legionnaire coach. We decided to fill you in and introduce you to CSKA assistant Ivan Eremic.