Unics extends experienced two-time Eurocup champ Bykov

Jun 30, 2014 by Euroleague.net Print
Unics extends experienced two-time Eurocup champ Bykov
Sergei Bykov - Unics Kazan (Photo: Unics.ru)

Getting its roster ready for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, Unics Kazan remained one of the most active teams early in the offseason when it re-signed veteran point guard and two-time Eurocup champion Sergey Bykov for two more years on Monday. Bykov (1.90 meters, 31 years old) had joined Unics in February after parting ways with Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar. Bykov’s arrival was too late to register him for Eurocup play, so he was only on the domestic roster as Unics made a run to the Eurocup Finals. However, he played 18 games in the VTB League for Unics, averaging 7.4 points, 2.7 assists and 2.1 rebounds. Prior to that, the experienced guard posted 5.7 points, 2.4 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals in Turkish Airlines Euroleague action with Lokomotiv. Bykov spent his entire career in Russia, starting his professional journey in 2000 with Spartak Moscow, the team he grew up with. Eight of the next nine seasons he played with Dynamo Moscow, with one season away at Universitet Surgut. Bykov won 2006 ULEB Cup with Dynamo, and made his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut the following season. He moved to CSKA Moscow in 2010, where he spent a year before joining Lokomotiv Kuban, with whom he won his second Eurocup title in 2013. Bykov also won the gold medal at EuroBasket 2007, and a bronze at EuroBasket 2011 with Russia.