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Former NBA star Kirilenko hopes to rescue Russian basketball

MOSCOW (AP) After spending more than a decade in the NBA, former All-Star Andrei Kirilenko is taking on what may be his biggest challenge yet - rescuing basketball in his native Russia. Since Kirilenko helped his national team win Olympic bronze in 2012, Russian basketball has gone into a tailspin. The national team is in danger of failing to qualify for next year's Olympics and...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers want Andrei Kirilenko to report to team

Since being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers from the Brooklyn Nets, Andrei Kirilenko has not shown up to play or practice. Before the trade, Kirilenko was inactive on the Nets roster and hasn’t played in a game since November 13. Now, there are many reasons why he has not shown up to play for the Sixers and even the Nets. One of the reasons, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of...
Via Total Sports Live
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs Rumors: Cavaliers Interested in Forward Andrei Kirilenko

Its no secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been in the market for another small forward. Recently, a flurry of reports have been released linking the Cavs front office to Brooklyn Nets small forward Andrei Kirilenko. Earlier in the season, the 13-year vet was in the midst of trade rumors that would’ve landed “AK47″ with the Philadelphia 76ers. It should be noted that...
Via Cavaliers Nation
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs interested in Andrei Kirilenko

The Brooklyn Nets could look to trade forward Andrei Kirilenko and the Cleveland Cavaliers are rumored to be one team interested in acquiring the veterans services. Kirilenko, who famously joined the Nets after taking less money than the market would have seemingly dictated, has completely fallen out of the Nets’ rotation and has missed the last several games due to what’s being...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko: Jason Kidd couldn’t handle pressure of New York

Andrei Kirilenko played 19 minutes per game with the Brooklyn Nets last season, which was by far the lowest total of his career. It was hardly a secret that Kirilenko was not Jason Kidd’s favorite player, so AK47 must have been glad when Kidd forced his way to Milwaukee. A recent interview he gave with […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko's wife upset that husband was benched

The Nets’ 94-87 victory over the Raptors in Game 1 of their best-of-seven first round series had a lot of Brooklyn fans tweeting their joy at the win — all except one. Kind of.The win was surprising considering the fact that super sub and mid-game spark-plug Andrei Kirilenko didn't play a single minute for Brooklyn.And it appears his wife, Russian pop singer Masha Lopatova ...
Via The Other Paper
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets' Kirilenko sits vs Thunder with calf injury

Andrei Kirilenko missed Brooklyn's game against Oklahoma City because of a strained right calf, leaving the Nets without one of their best defensive options to guard Kevin Durant. The Nets have been a much better team since the versatile forward from Russia returned Dec. 31 after missing 25 games because of back spasms. But coach Jason Kidd said Friday the team wanted to be safe...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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