Zenit Saint Petersburg Rumors
Brandon Jennings began his professional career in Europe ten years ago, and he believes that this may well be the place where he’ll retire. “I started my career in Europe. I know how to play European basketball and this is where I may end my career,” Jennings said in an interview to Serbian website MVP Portal.
While Jennings, who will play with Russian EuroCup and VTB League contender Zenit St. Petersburg in 2018-2019, will aim for an NBA return next summer, he’s perfectly fine if he stays in Europe until the day he decides to hang his shoes. “I hope I will,” Jennings said when asked he will get back to the NBA. “But If I don’t return, I will finish my career in Europe and I will be satisfied with it.”
Ten years after he started his career in Italy with Roma, Brandon Jennings is expected to return to Europe and play in Russia for Zenit St Petersburg. After 580 games in the NBA and brief stint in China, Jennings will try to revive his career at the age of 31.
Zenit St. Petersburg swingman Sergey Karasev discussed his NBA experience and life in the USA, mentioning that someone needs luck, among other things, to succeed in the league. When asked how difficult it was for him when he arrived in USA, he simply answered: “highly difficult,” talking to Zenit Radio. “In my first year I wasn’t quite ready for the league. I was a young boy that lacked physicality and many qualities in my game. In my first year . When I moved to Brooklyn, I got the chance I wanted. But in the NBA you need luck. If you’re in the right team playing for the right coach, it makes no difference who you are. White or black, strong or weak. If he sees you in the team’s system, then you will play.”