Former head coach of CSKA Moscow, the Chairman of trainer’s Council of RFB Stanislav Eremin commented on the decision of the Executive Committee of the organization do not define the champion of Russia on the results of the prematurely finished season 2019/20 in the VTB United League.
— I would not say that Khimki was the favorite in this championship, but, by and large, they first played confidently enough, of course they are not by chance, but the playoffs is special. Them different connotations, they could all be different. CSKA, in my opinion, would be the favorite in these matches, but the “Khimki” were closer than ever to move our champion from his throne.
— No matter how annoying “Khimki”, which for the first time could claim the championship title, I think, on the unfinished race to determine the winner would be wrong. In this case, I think the decision not to determine the winner correct, — said Eremin.
At the time of suspension of the season-2019/20 Khimki Moscow region took first place in the standings of the regular season, scoring 18 wins and suffered one defeat in 19 matches. CSKA were second, winning 15 matches and suffered 4 defeats.
Note that the “Khimki” have won silver medals of the Russian championship for 11 times, never winning gold. Last season winning the national championship was won by CSKA Moscow.