Teams’ head coaches in All-Star Game in Moscow, on February 16 will be Evgeny Pashutin and Rimas Kurtinaitis.
Lokomotiv-Kuban’s coach will head All-Stars Russia, and Khimki’s coach will head All-Stars World.
Evgeny Pashutin and Rimas Kurtinaitis will announce starting line-ups on February 12.
– The League chooses All-Star coaches depending on actual regular season, – noted League’s CEO Ilona Korstin. – Rimas Kurtinaitis and his Khimki lead the league with 15 wins and 1 loss. This is extraordinary result, especially considering this year’s competition.
Evgeny Pashutin, the only Russian coach in VTB League, came back to Lokomotiv-Kuban and since then the team hasn’t lost, taking 7th straight win.
I’m sure that both coaches can find an approach to All-Stars, can divide minutes among players properly and become part of the show.
Teams’ starting line-ups:
All-Stars Russia: Alexey Shved (Khimki), Dmitriy Kulagin (Lokomotiv-Kuban), Максим ГригорьевMaksim Grigoryev (PARMA), Denis Zakharov (Enisey), Dmitry Khvostov (Zenit), Vitaly Fridzon (Lokomotiv-Kuban), Anton Astapkovich (Nizhny Novgorod), Nikita Kurbanov, Andrey Vorontsevich (both – CSKA), Vladislav Trushkin (Zenit), Artem Zabelin (PARMA), Joel Bolomboy (CSKA)
All-Stars World: Mike James (CSKA), Errick McCollum, Jamar Smith (both — UNICS), Adas Juskevicius (PARMA), Davion Berry (Enisey), Kyle Vinales (Kalev), Mindaugas Kuzminskas (Lokomotiv-Kuban), Janis Timma, Jonas Jerebko (both – Khimki), Drew Gordon (Zielona Gora), Gustavo Ayon (Zenit), Dusan Ristic (Astana).
All-Star Game tickets are available on https://allstar.vtb-league.com.