Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 12/30/11

Over the past month Andrei Kirilenko has been weighing his options about returning to the NBA or finishing the season out playing in Russia.

Apparently home is where the heart is.

The free-agent forward and Russian superstar finally made his decision today by announcing he will remain with CSKA Moscow through the rest of the season.

"During this month I considered different options, weighting out all pros and cons, and I came to the conclusion that I should finish this season with CSKA," said Kirilenko, the former Utah Jazz All-Star, via a CSKA press release.

"We developed great team chemistry, the real team in the first part of the season. It would be incorrect to stop halfway. It would be unfair toward my teammates and, more importantly, toward fans. I know how many people count on me. To play for CSKA is a great pleasure and fun, and I will do my best to win all the tournaments we are participating in. I am thankful to club’s management for patience in my difficult situation. Thank you very much to all the fans for their support! Come to our games to cheer for CSKA!"

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