Professional basketball club “Lokomotiv-Kuban” (Krasnodar) for a term of three years, i.e. until the conclusion of season 2022/23, has extended his contract with the current chief coach of the team’s 51-year-old Yevgeny Pashutin (photo at left).
Former coach of our men’s national team (2013-2015), CSKA, St. Petersburg’s Spartak, UNICS Kazan and Saratov “Avtodor” for the second time in his career was appointed head coach of “Lokomotiv-Kuban” in December last year. First Pashutin in “Loco” refers to the seasons 2012/13 and 2013/14, and “n railway” then managed to take the second important continental club trophy – the European Cup (2013), and with it a pass to Euroleague.
The second coming Pashutin for the post of steering the southerners had a hard on for who time. After the resignation of Italian expert Luca Banks, and during the short time of independent work of his Serbian assistant Bogdan Curicica team could not find their game, unsuccessfully acted in the European Cup, suffered “unplanned” defeat in the regular championship of the League. Evgeny Pashutin has given the team new life, since his arrival (7 December), “Lokomotiv-Kuban” won in a Single League of 8 (!) wins in a row. This eloquent series can continue tomorrow ninth consecutive win under Pashutin – the total on the check-out meeting with BC “Nizhny Novgorod”. Now “Loko” shares second place (lost by tournament points) from reigning champion CSKA, second in the “regular season” only “Khimki”.
It’s an honor, and I want to personally thank the club’s President Andrei Vladimirovich Vedischeva for the trust. Understand that we are facing ambitious tasks. “Lokomotiv” – it’s a winning tradition, and I will make every effort to keep the team going towards our goal – to achieve the outcome, and the hopes of fans all over the Krasnodar region, – Evgeny Pashutin was quoted by the club’s press service. – We should adhere to the existing development strategy is to raise the young. We now have in the club this is very much. In the structure of reserve seven youth teams. They are built for a specialized training center. A lot of talent here – we counted six growth over 210 cm Are in different positions, very promising guys. Common goal to grow constellation, a new generation of players for the Russian basketball.
Andrey Vedishchev, President of PBC “Lokomotiv-Kuban”:
– With Evgeny Pashutin tied our glorious tradition: the victory in the European Cup debut in the Euroleague. This is the coach who will help implement long-term strategy. The task: to create maximum conditions for the preparation of a private reserve in the next three to five years to make a major bet on our students. To do this, we are creating the necessary conditions, and actively develop youth projects. The construction training center for the youth teams and the structure of the reserve. Pashutin takes an active part in the training process of the nearest reserve, which is the best club team in the Championships of the second division League and the Youth League. Signing a three-year contract with Pashutin confirms our confidence in the coach