HoopsHype CSKA Moscow rumors

July 22, 2012 Updates

Former Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko, currently playing at CSKA Moscow, may have a way back to the NBA with the Brooklyn Nets, the Nets' manager told local radio Saturday. Kirilenko, who was named Euroleague MVP this season and will be one of the leaders of the Russia team at the coming London Olympics, has been heavily linked a move back overseas in recent weeks. "We're talking to Kirilenko," Billy King told Fox Sports Radio. "I saw him in the Euroleague Final Four. Yes, he still can play. He'd be a great piece to add to us. He'd give us more depth at the forward spot." RIA Novosti

July 21, 2012 Updates

The biggest thing working against the Nets is what they are able to pay him. Because they are now well over the salary cap and have used their “mini” mid-level exception to sign Bosnian power forward Mirza Teletovic, the Nets can only offer Kirilenko the veteran’s minimum. Kirilenko’s contract with CSKA reportedly is worth $4 million a year, with the option to leave for the NBA each summer if he chooses to do so. New York Post

July 20, 2012 Updates

According to multiple sources from Russia, Kirilenko has already decided to stay with the Moscow team. He remains cryptic, though, and in the big question answered to gazeta.ru: “I haven’t decided yet where I will play. Maybe Brooklyn Nets, maybe CSKA”. EuroHoops.net

Is it really possible that Andrei Kirilenko could join the Nets at this late stage of free agency? He says it is! During a break in Olympic training Thursday, the 6'9" forward was asked by a Russian reporter about his professional future. - One can not ask about your club career? When will you make a final decision? - I do not know. Before me is a very serious dilemma. There are several scenarios. - Is one of them - "Brooklyn Nets"? - Maybe "Brooklyn Nets", and perhaps with CSKA Moscow ... NetsDaily

July 16, 2012 Updates
July 13, 2012 Updates

- The other 20% are Memphis and Cleveland? Alexey Shved: Not necessarily. Right now I’m a CSKA player. Though, of course, I want to try what I can do in the States. I had several offers from NBA teams, but together with my agent Obrad Fimic we decided to go to Minnesota. Right now Obrad is in Vegas, where the Summer League games are taking place – he’s there to continue the talks. Rush'n Hoops

July 11, 2012 Updates
July 10, 2012 Updates

Nenad Krstic (28 years old, 212 cm) had the option of returning to the NBA, but he signed a three-year new contract with CSKA Moscow. Mondo

Krstic has agreed to playe until the end of season 2013/2014, but he left open the possibility of a contract extension for another year. Blic

Lakers assistant coach Quin Snyder has accepted a job as an assistant coach for CSKA Moscow, becoming the second person to leave Mike Brown’s staff this summer. Snyder will be the lead assistant under Ettore Messina, who served as a consultant with the Lakers last season before returning to CSKA Moscow for a second stint as the club’s head coach. Snyder, 44, drew interest from two NBA teams this off-season and was a finalist for the head coaching job in Charlotte. He was also being considered for the Orlando Magic vacancy. Los Angeles Times

"This was a very difficult decision as Mike [Brown] and Mitch [Kupchak], and the entire organization, have been fantastic to work with, and while we're talking about one of Europe's elite teams, the Lakers are the highest caliber organization in the NBA and CSKA is the Lakers of Europe," Snyder said. Los Angeles Times

July 9, 2012 Updates

Quin Snyder has decided to leave Mike Brown's staff with the Lakers to join Ettore Messina with CSKA Moscow as an assistant coach next season, a league source said Monday. Snyder and Messina spent last season together with the Lakers, after Brown was hired to replace the retired Phil Jackson in May 2011. Messina opted to return to Moscow, where he coached from 2005 to '09. Snyder was mentioned as a candidate for NBA head coaching vacancies in Charlotte and Orlando. Los Angeles Daily News

July 8, 2012 Updates
July 5, 2012 Updates

Ex-Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko is "50-50" about returning to the NBA for the 2012-13 season, a league source with direct knowledge of the situation told The Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday. Salt Lake Tribune

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