At the end of the regular championship of VTB United League "Nizhny Novgorod" took the 7th place (17 wins in 30 games), UNICS — second ( 25-5).
The first two games of the series took place in Kazan, and ended in favour of the hosts — 83:70 and 70:61. In Nizhny Novgorod UNICS basketball players also won — 84:71. Thus, the Nizhny Novgorod club lost the quarterfinal series with a score of 0-3, the first 4 of the season having been eliminated at such an early stage.
In the semifinal UNICS will play with the winner of pair "Zenith" — "Avtodor" (the St. Petersburg club leads against Saratov with the score 2-0).
Besides citizens of Kazan advanced to the semifinals and CSKA. The team had three matches to proti in the quarterfinals of the Czech "Nymburk". The current champion of the League will now play the winner of the "Khimki" — "the locomotive-Kuban" (the Moscow region club leads 2-0).
The head coach of team Latvia Ainars Bagatskis coached "Nizhny Novgorod" for a second season. He took over the team after the season 13/14 she reached the finals in the VTB United League, won the silver medal and earned the right to play in the Euroleague.
In the season of 14/15 the Russian club under the leadership of Bagatskis sensationally made it to the top 16 of the Euroleague, but this season he played in Eurocup, where he reached quarterfinals (lost to the French "Strasbourg"). Last season in the playoffs of VTB United League "Nizhny Novgorod" in the quarterfinals, got the better of Zenit (3-2), but in the semifinals lost to CSKA (0-3).