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Newark Star-Ledger Jul 22, 2014
Nets' Andrei Kirilenko denies he was negative about Jason Kidd leaving for Bucks

Nets' Andrei Kirilenko denies he was negative about Jason Kidd leaving for Bucks

The forward clarified his comments made to a Russian newspaper.

Kirilenko: I have no negativity towards Kidd

Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko said he does not harbor any animosity toward Jason Kidd for leaving the Nets to become the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. Kirilenko was quoted as being critical of Kidd in an interview with Russian tabloid newspaper SovSport in its Sunday editions. His comments were translated by multiple American media outlets. “It sounds in the article like I have a negativity [about Jason leaving], but that’s completely untrue,” Kirilenko told ESPNNewYork.
NetsDaily Jul 21, 2014

Andrei Kirilenko denies trashing Jason Kidd in Russian news report

Mike Mazzeo spoke to Andrei Kirilenko about his interview with a leading Russian sports tabloid and the Nets forward says it misconstrued his feelings toward his coach last season. Mazzeo tweeted after his conversation with AK-47... "It sounds in the (SovSport) article like I have a negativity (re: Jason leaving), but that's completely untrue." -- Andrei Kirilenko #Nets — Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) July 21, 2014 In the article, as translated, Kirilenko appeared to suggest that Jason Kidd wasn't up to handling the pressure of coaching in New York and attributed that to his departure for...
Newark Star-Ledger Jul 21, 2014
Nets' Andrei Kirilenko rips Jason Kidd: He 'couldn't handle' pressure of coaching in New York

Nets' Andrei Kirilenko rips Jason Kidd: He 'couldn't handle' pressure of coaching in New York

Kirilenko gave his thoughts about the former Nets head coach and ex-Knicks guard.
New York Post Jul 20, 2014

Kirilenko blasts Kidd, says he ‘couldn’t handle’ New York pressure

Andrei Kirilenko apparently doesn’t get why Jason Kidd chose to leave Brooklyn for Milwaukee. In an interview with SovSport, a Russian national daily sports newspaper, Kirilenko said Kidd’s decision to...
Rotoworld Jul 20, 2014

Andrei Kirilenko says Nets goal is a title - Andrei Kirilenko (F) Brooklyn Nets

Andrei Kirilenko stated in a recent interview that the Nets goal for next season is to win a championship.
NetsDaily Jul 20, 2014
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Andrei Kirilenko: "We intend to seriously compete for the title"

Still waiting for a human translation, but it appears from a Google translation, that Andrei Kirilenko has told a Moscow sports tabloid that the Nets remain in the hunt for a championship and it was "hard" with Jason Kidd as head coach. In a wide-ranging interview with SovSport, the Russian sports tabloid, Andrei Kirilenko said everyone on the Nets remains focused on a championship for Brooklyn, is happy for Sergey Karasev who he expects will get playing time under Lionel Hollins and offers some indirect but telling criticism of Jason Kidd whose decision to leave Brooklyn for Milwaukee he...
NetsDaily Jul 17, 2014
An early look at the Nets' depth chart

An early look at the Nets' depth chart

Even though it seemed like the Nets were gutted this offseason, the club has 10 players from last year's roster still in the fold. Despite many returning players, the team is completely restructured and no longer considered a title contender by many, unlike last year. The Nets' current depth chart reads something like this: Point Guard: Deron Williams/Jorge Gutierrez/Marquis Teague Shooting Guard: Jarrett Jack/Sergey Karasev/Markel Brown Small Forward: Joe Johnson/Bojan Bogdanovic/Andrei Kirilenko/Mirza Teletovic Power Forward: Mason Plumlee/Andrei Kirilenko/Mirza Teletovic/ Center: Brook...
NetsDaily Jul 11, 2014
Andrei Kirilenko: Lionel Hollins, a veteran coach,

Andrei Kirilenko: Lionel Hollins, a veteran coach, "great choice by Brooklyn’s management"

In an interview that apparently took place after Lionel Hollins was hired but before Sergey Karasev joined the Nets, Andrei Kirilenko talks about why he came back (New York, New York), the Jason Kidd experiment (" it was very hard") and the Nets choice of a replacement ("great choice by Brooklyn's management"). Kirilenko was interviewed by Katerina Manina of SportBox.ru in Moscow where he participated in a street ball tournament.  As translated by Alexander Chernykh of Rush'n Hoops, Kirilenko said his original plan was to spend two years in New York. "Me and my wife always wanted to live...

Kirilenko visits his Hooters

Andrei Kirilenko visited his Hooters restaurant in Russia. From his Instagram account: Kirilenko told Bloomberg before last season’s playoffs that he planned to build five restaurants in his native country, with the first one scheduled to open in Moscow on April 28. “Russians and Americans are more alike than different -- huge sports fans who are looking for great food and good times,” Kirilenko told Bloomberg. “When you’ve got waitresses that look like ours, it’s a slam dunk.
NetsDaily Jul 9, 2014

Brooklyn Nets hope Andrei Kirilenko can help Sergey Karasev develop

He is the "X" factor in Monday's big trade, a 6'7" shooting guard with point guard or point forward skills, still a bit skinny at age 20 but the future of Russian basketball. He was the youngest player to medal -- a bronze -- in men's basketball at the 2012 London Olympics. And now, he's playing for a Russian owner and with his Russian teammate at the Olympics ... Who could wind up as his mentor. Dmitry Razumov, the Nets chairman, wants everyone to know the Nets like Sergey Karasev not because he's Russian, but because the Nets see him as a future star, one who can be helped along by Andrei...
SLC Dunk Jul 3, 2014

NBA Free Agency 2014: All NBA moves this off-season, July 3rd edition

Want to get caught up? This is how you get caught up. If you are like me, you are way too into the NBA. As a result, you desire information about the league and the news of the league. To help all of you Hoopaholics out there I'm going to try to document every move this off-season so you can see it all in one place. If I miss something, add it in the comments section and it'll show up in tomorrow's edition. Eastern Conference Moves: 1 BKN Andrei Kirilenko opted in, traded Jason Kidd to MIL for two 2nd rnd pks 2 BOS Sign Avery Bradley ($32m / 4 yrs) 3 NYK Traded Tyson...

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