Loko renew contract with Evgeny Pashutin for another three years

Professional basketball club Lokomotiv Kuban and head coach Evgeny Pashutin extended their employment relations until the end of the 2022/23 season.

After Evgeny Pashutin came back to the post of head coach, the Loko main team won nine out of ten matches, gained a foothold on the third seat of the tournament table and significantly improved statistics.

Andrey Vedischev, president Lokomotiv Kuban

Our glorious traditions are connected with Evgeny Pashutin - victory in the Eurocup, debut in the Euroleague. We are sure that this is the coach who will help to realize our long-term strategy. The club’s board has set a clear task for the club - to create maximum conditions for the preparation of its own reserve and to make the main bet on our youth in the next three to five years. To do this, we consistently create the necessary conditions and actively develop youth projects. A training center is under construction for youth teams and the entire reserve structure. Already, several talented players from 18 to 20 years old are knocking on the doors of the main team. I want to note that Evgeny takes an active part in the training process of the closest reserve, which represents the teams of Superleague 2 and Youth VTB League. The signing of a three-year contract with Pashutin confirms our trust to coach. I really hope that we will be able to combine incompatible things at first glance - to achieve the desired result and integrate young talents into the core of main team. I am sure that Lokomotiv Kuban Academy in the next 2-3 years will become the flagship in preparing the reserve for both the club and the national teams of the country.

Loko holds a confident first place in the League in rebounds (40.1 average per match) and is in third place in assists (21.9). Loko demonstrates a confident game in defense, losing only 79.2 points per game – this is the second number in the League after CSKA (76.6).

Evgeny Pashutin, head coach Lokomotiv Kuban

This is a great honor, and I want to personally thank the club's president Andrey Vladimirovich Vedischev for the trust. I understand that we are facing ambitious tasks. Lokomotiv is a victorious tradition, and I will do my best to make the team go towards our goal - achieve the result and live up to the hopes of the fans of the entire Krasnodar region. At the same time we must adhere to the existing development strategy - to raise young people. Now the club is doing a lot. In the structure of the reserve there are 7 youth teams. A specialized training center is being built for them this year. There are a lot of talented guys here - we counted six people over 210 cm tall. There are very promising guys in different positions - 1,2,3 numbers. Our goal is to grow a galaxy, a new generation of players for Russian basketball.

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