Kirilenko Clarifies his "Negativity" Towards Kidd

Andrei Kirilenko made comments about Jason Kidd that may have been taken out of context. He said that Kidd "couldn't handle" coaching in New York, but AK47 told ESPN New York that he has no negativity towards Kidd leaving; he just is unsure of why he left.“It sounds in the article like I have a negativity [about Jason leaving], but that’s completely untrue,”...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko Says Kidd 'couldn't handle' the Pressure of New York

As we all are fully aware, Jason Kidd decided to attempt a power play with the Nets several weeks ago, which lead to his being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. Kidd wanted more power, but the Nets were no going to oblige.Not many players have spoken to the media about the situation, but Andrei Kirilenko decided he would.Kirilenko had trouble finding consistent minutes under Kidd, both...
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Andrei Kirilenko says Jason Kidd couldn't handle the pressure of coaching in New York

These quotes are taken from an interview Andrei Kirilenko did with a Russian sports tabloid called SovSport, which is pretty funny to read after putting it through google translate.  SB Nation's Nets Daily got a real live person to translate the interview, and here's their version of what Kirilenko said about Kidd:As he has previously, Kirilenko seemed to diss Kidd, at...
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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 […]
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Nets Andrei Kirilenko: Jason Kidd “Couldn’t Handle” the Pressure

  Shots fired. According to a story via the Score, Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko took some shots at his former head coach Jason Kidd during an interview with Russian Sports publication SovSports. In it, the Russian forward bluntly said that the Nets job was simple too much for Kidd to handle. “So the pressure is huge. And Kidd couldn’t handle it,” Kirilenko said...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko Criticizes Jason Kidd

After the entire Jason Kidd soap opera played out in Brooklyn earlier this offseason, current members of the Nets were swept under the rug. The primary focus was on Kidd’s relationship with the ownership group and his eventual move to the Milwaukee Bucks.  This doesn’t mean that Nets players are without an opinion on this topic. Veteran forward Andrei Kirilenko had this to...
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Andrei Kirilenko: Jason Kidd ‘couldn’t handle’ pressure of coaching in New York

Andrei Kirilenko played sparingly for the Nets last season, due to a combination of dealing with injury and not being that high on then-head coach Jason Kidd’s list of favored players. Kirilenko averaged career lows in points, rebounds and minutes played, but shot a career high percentage from the field in 45 regular season appearances. He obviously feels like he could have contributed...
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Andrei Kirilenko critical of Jason Kidd's tenure with Nets

PHOTO COURTESY: NED DISMAN/GETTY IMAGES VIA BLEACHER REPORT New York can be a tough place to live, especially if you are an athlete.  Some guys simply can’t hack the constant pressure that the Big Apple brings. Was that the case for Jason Kidd?  Andrei Kirilenko thinks so. In an interview with a Russian tabloid SovSport, Kirilenko took some shots at his former coach Kidd when...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Young, Channing Frye Opt Out; Andrei Kirilenko Opts In With Nets

LeBron James wasn’t the only NBA player Tuesday to opt-out of his contract. Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young also chose to not exercise his player option and will become a free agent. Swaggy P was the leading scorer this year for the struggling Lakers, averaging 17.9 points per game. He was slated to make $1.2 million next year, but will instead test the open market. Reports...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Update: Andrei Kirilenko opts in for next season

Although the Brooklyn Nets won 49 games in 2012-2013 as compared to 44 wins in 2013-2014 season, the Nets improved over this past season. They upset the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, before losing to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals after losing in the first round in 2012-2013. In order to continue their ascent, the Nets...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko Opts Into $3.3M Deal With Nets

Andrei Kirilenko has opted into his $3.3 million deal for the 14-15 season with the Brooklyn Nets. Kirilenko signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract with the Nets last offseason after opting out of his $10 million option with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 13-14 season. Kirilenko averaged 5.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 19.0 minutes over 45 games last season with the Nets.
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko Opening Five Hooters Restaurants In Russia

The Brooklyn Nets had the day off but, it was still a working day for Andrei Kirilenko who opened his first of five Hooters Restaurants in Russia today. “Like Americans, Russians are huge sports fans that are excited about an upbeat dining experience that combines sports, delicious food and, of course, the Hooters Girls,” Kirilenko said. “Hooters is the perfect fusion of all...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

After DNP, Kirilenko solid in Game 2

It was one of the great mysteries of Game 1. Where in the world was Andrei Kirilenko? His wife wondered on social media. But the Nets won that game and coach Jason Kidd said Kirilenko’s did-not- play status was a matter of matchups and game situations. Tuesday in Game 2, the question of where Kirilenko was became sort of easy to answer. It seemed he was everywhere when on the...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko’s Wife not Happy with Jason Kidd’s Playing Time of her Husband

After the Brooklyn Nets beat Toronto in game 1 94-87, and you would think that everyone would be happy. However that is not the case. Andrei Kirkilenko never got into the game, and his wife was not happy about that. His wife Masha Lopatova is a pop singer in Russia. The following from the New York Post: On her Instagram account after the game, Lopatova tweeted out a picture of her...
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko’s wife upset over husband’s benching

Were you watching Game 1 between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors on Saturday and wondering where the heck Andrei Kirilenko was? I sure did. And so did his wife. AK47 averaged 19 minutes per game during the regular season and played at least 24 minutes in each of the team’s final five regular season […]
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April 20, 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...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko’s Wife Wants To Know Why Kidd Didn’t Play Her Husband

Only thing I know about AK-47′s wife is she gave him a free pass to cheat once a year, she also plays arm-chair coach on Instagram. Regardless, if you think she has a valid point or not, she shouldn’t be talking after a win, but she does get points for the “Kidding Like Jason” line. H/T The Brooklyn Game
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets’ Andrei Kirilenko Opening First Hooters Chain In Russia

Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko is bringing an American tradition back to his native Russia: wings served by scantily clad women. The 33-year-old NBA veteran plans to open five Hooters restaurants in Moscow, with the first set to open April 28. Kirilenko will kick-start the Atlanta-based chain in Russia under a franchise agreement with Hooters of America Inc., which now...
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko to Open a Hooters… In Russia

Photo Credit: AP Andrei Kirilenko is certainly no stranger to interesting news for a guy who isn’t necessarily a star in the NBA. You could start with the fact that his wife lets him sleep around (only annually though, poor guy), or that his free-agent signing made opposing GM’s call for an investigation. Kirilenko continues to make some neat splashes in the news, as AK-47, as...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko to Open Russia’s First Hooters Restaurant

Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko has the right idea when it comes to easing tensions between Russia and the United States, and not surprisingly AK-47′s plan involves lovely, curvaceous, scantily clad women and alcohol. Kirilenko is opening up Russia’s first ever Hooters restaurant in Moscow at the end of the month, one of five he hopes to eventually build in mother Russia. Think...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets Andrei Kirilenko bringing Hooters to Russia

The time has come...Andrei Kirilenko is bringing Hooters to Putin. AK-47 said the first of five restaurants he plans to build in Moscow will open April 28 under a franchisee agreement with Hooters of America Inc., the chain best known for the skimpy tank tops worn by its waitresses. [Bloomberg]Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko Drops a Slick No-Look Dime

Cagey Andrei Kirilenko stays one step ahead of the Knicks defense to drop this amazing dime to Mason Plumlee behind who flushes it home. The post Andrei Kirilenko Drops a Slick No-Look Dime appeared first on Hooped Up.
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko No Look Pass to Mason Plumlee

Andrei Kirilenko with some Harlem Globetrotter like **** last night against the Knicks.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko Throws Beautiful Behind-the-Back Pass to Mason Plumlee for Jam

Tuesday nights Knicks vs. Nets game was filled with highlights. Iman Shumpert destroyed Paul Pierce’s ankles and threw down an off-the-backboard alley oop slam dunk, and Andrei Kirilenko also dropped this beautiful behind-the-back no-look dime to Mason Plumlee. AK47 is averaging career lows in PPG (5.0) and RPG (3.2) this season, but can still play an important role off the...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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