First time in Zielona Gora

Nikita Kurbanov, Semen Antonov and Anton Yudin (photo: M. Serbin,
Our team landed in the city in Western Poland for the first time ever.

Pre-game breakdown

The Army Men had a day off after the win against Olimpia Milan, though many players practiced individually on Saturday. The team had full practice on Sunday and went to Zielona Gora by direct Aeroflot charter flight right after.

Mikhail Kulagin (foot surgery), Nando De Colo and Kyle Hines stayed in Moscow.

Word to the coach

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
Zielona Gora recently signed three new players, it says about club’s ambitions. They have experience and they also have talent, so we have to play focused for all 40 minutes.

Past matchups

Win/loss record: 1-0.

30-Jan-2019. VTB League. Regular Season. CSKA – Zielona Gora: 102-78 (+24)

Short dossier

Zielona Gora, Poland
Founded: 1946
Colors: green, white
Home court: CRS Hala Zielona Gora (6,080)
President: Ryszard Buczek
Head coach: Igor Jovovic
Trophy case: 4-time Polish champion (2013, 15-17), 2-time Polish Cup winner (2015, 17), Polish SuperCup winner (2015)

Ivan Ukhov (photo: M. Serbin,
Semen Antonov (photo: M. Serbin,
Othello Hunter (photo: M. Serbin,
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo: M. Serbin,
Sergio Rodriguez and Othello Hunter (photo: M. Serbin,
Sergio Rodriguez and Othello Hunter (photo: M. Serbin,
(photo: M. Serbin,