CSKA Moscow Rumors
After keeping CSKA Moscow to the top of the VTB United league for years and among the Euroleague elite, Andrey Vatutin once more is tempted to leave Moscow for Brooklyn. Mikhail Prokhorov is the full owner of the Nets and according to Eurohoops sources, Vatutin is his top choice for the job of the general manager. Billy King’s contract expires at the end of the season, things are going to change in the Nets and the president of CSKA Moscow is offered the position. This is not the first time Prokhorov wanted Vatutin in Brooklyn. Back in 2010 there were also reports about an offer to Vatutin for an undefined role. However this time things are different.
If Vatutin accepts the challenge, he will be the first European GM ever in the NBA. With that being said, Vatutin hasn’t decided yet anything about his future and the option of him remining at the head of CSKA Moscow is more than just an alternative. There’s no fixed timetable about his decision, Prokhorov, who was for year the main financial supporter of CSKA, is waiting for him and it remains to be seen what the future holds…
Veteran Russian center Sasha Kaun embarked on a mini-tour of Cleveland on Monday, league sources informed Northeast Ohio Media Group. His visit was for the purpose of house hunting, among other things, sources said.
Kaun is to depart town on Tuesday and it is anticipated that a deal will not be finalized before his exit, I’m told. Kaun’s scoping out of the city almost certainly ensures he’ll finally make the jump to the NBA after playing seven years professionally for European powerhouse CSKA Moscow.
Joel Freeland has now officially signed a 2-year deal with CSKA Moscow, the Russian club announced today. The GB forward became an unrestricted free agent after his contract with Portland Trail Blazers expired and is now making a return to Europe.