19 February 2014 – Following last week’s victory in Oostende, Belgium, Valencia Basket had already qualified for the Eurocup Last 16. Yesterday’s game against UNICS Kazan still was an important one for seeding purposes, as winning by 7 points would make us leader in our current group, thus avoiding the very strong BC Khimki in the next round. After trailing by almost 20 points in the first quarter we made a slow but steady comeback and Valencia was even up by 4 points in the last quarter. We couldn’t extend that lead however and we ended up losing the game 73 -76.
After the game I received autos on both custom and regular cards from Andrew Goudelock and Luke Harangody and newly signed Valencia center Ksystof Lavrinovic signed his card from the Valencia Basket set. Finally Belgian basketball legend Tomas van den Spiegel, who visited our Belgian guard Sam van Rossom, signed a regular card as well.