In the light of a recent poor run of form, Khimki’s players, coaches and even management have been fined 50 percent of their monthly salary.
After an impressive start to the season, Khimki have stumbled a little bit and despite a win over Brose Bamberg, the club owners felt that a surprising 92-84 loss away to Estonian side BC Kalev/Cramo was the final straw.
While unusual for Russian clubs to impose fines such as this, this is not an uncommon practice, especially within Greek clubs, with the fine usually being revoked if the team gets wins in the near future.
This fine will sting a little more for coach Georgios Bartzokas, who suffered a similar story last season, while he was the coach at Barcelona.
The players and Bartzokas were fined €5000 for a string of poor performances which led them to no silverware and missing out on the EuroLeague post-season.