HoopsHype CSKA Moscow rumors

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The speculation of Utah possibly hiring Ettore Messina definitely has legs. Messina, currently the head coach of CSKA Moscow, is well respected in the coaching fraternity and, more important, has a great rapport with some Utah front office officials. Racine Journal-Times

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Kushchenko’s appearances around the team have come even as he’s in the midst of preparing for next month’s Olympics in Sochi, Russia. When asked if his role within the Nets organization would grow after the Olympics, his response was short. “Let’s wait for Sochi first,” he said. His résumé within the game is an impressive one. Kushchenko spent seven years with Ural-Great, building the club from an expansion franchise in the Russian Super League to one that claimed the league championship in 2001 and 2002 — becoming the only team besides CSKA Moscow to win the Russian Super League title in the last 22 years. New York Post

December 27, 2013 Updates

Two weeks ago, using the pretext of a Nets board meeting, Sergei Kushchenko came to New York. He was there to ask some questions and report back. The 52-year old is Prokhorov's chief sports adviser. Kushchenko knows about professional basketball. He served as GM of CSKA Moscow for seven years, winning two Euroleague titles and getting to the Finals two other times. He made the Final Four every year he ran the club. In 2006, he was Euroleague Executive of the Year and in 2008, TIME Magazine named him one of the world's top sports executives. In 2011, Prokhorov named him to the Nets board of directors. His main job now is Executive Director of the Russian Biathlon Union, which Prokhorov heads. But that job will have fewer responsibilities after the Sochi Olympics which end February 23. Don't be surprised to see him with a larger role. NetsDaily

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Now the head coach with tonight’s exhibition opponent, CSKA Moscow, Messina indicated he’d jump at the opportunity to lead a team in the NBA. He also said he thinks it will be a “long time” before he or another qualified foreign coach gets the chance. “It doesn’t depend on you,” he said. “It depends on management, if they could trust you.” Said Popovich, “”A team just has to have guts.” San Antonio Express-News

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Weems, 27, returns to the USA as a key member of Russia's CSKA Moscow and will play against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday and San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday in exhibition games with his mind set on returning to the NBA, potentially as soon as next season. "These two games won't dictate whether I make my comeback to the NBA or whether I stay in Europe," Weems said. "This season, that's what will determine my future. But my resume so far has let coaches and GMs know that I'm ready to play in the NBA again." USA Today Sports

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The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team's two-game 2013 Target Center preseason schedule, highlighted by an exhibition contest against Russian champion and 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague semifinal CSKA Moscow on Monday, Oct. 7. The game is part of the Euroleague American Tour 2013, in which CSKA Moscow will also play the San Antonio Spurs on Oct. 9. The Wolves will also play host to the Toronto Raptors on Saturday, Oct. 12. Both games tip off at 7 p.m. NBA.com

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Adrian Wojnarowski: Jeremy Pargo has agreed to a two year, $5.2 million deal with CSKA Moscow, his agent, Brad Ames of Priority Sports, tells Y! Sports. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

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