HoopsHype CSKA Moscow rumors

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- 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

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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

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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

Kirilenko has been training with Team Russia. This week, he told a Russian paper that he could still choose to stay with CSKA Moscow (who would pay him $3 million). More tellingly, he said his agent hasn't contacted any NBA teams and he expects to make a decision by August 1. By then, there'll be little money for any remaining free agents. NetsDaily

July 4, 2012 Updates

In-demand point guard Alexey Shved will decide which NBA team to sign with on basis of potential court time, he told R-Sport in a recent interview. The Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves have all offered contracts to the CSKA Moscow player, his agent Obrad Fimic told R-Sport on Tuesday. “More than anything, I want to play,” Shved said, when asked Tuesday about his criteria for choosing between the three teams. “You need to see what the roster’s like, what the coach is like, how they’ll relate to me and what role they see me in.” RIA Novosti

Shved is currently in Venezuela with the Russian national team at the Olympic qualification tournament, and he suggested the situation could move more quickly when the tournament finishes Sunday. “I haven’t personally spoken to any of the teams. I’ve talked to my agent, I trust him a lot,” Shved said. “I’ll probably travel to the U.S. straight after the tournament.” RIA Novosti

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President of CSKA Moscow Andrei Vatutin confirms that team's guard Alexey Shved is going to continue his career in the NBA. Izvestija quotes Vatutin: "At the moment, I can say that Alexey is leaving CSKA for the NBA. For him, it is not about the money, but about the chance to test himself at the highest level of competition. In my opinion, he's going too early, but I guess the player and the agent know best." Sports.ru

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