Nets Officially Sign Andrei Kirilenko

Updated: July 12, 2013

Right off the heels of the blockbuster trade becoming official today the Brooklyn Nets have now announced the official signing of forward Andrei Kirilenko.

Kirilenko is a huge catch this late in free agency and will be extremely important on the defensive end for Brooklyn as well as to backup Paul Pierce and limit his minutes for the playoffs.

Nets GM Billy King announced that the terms of the contract were not released.

[quote_box]Brooklyn Nets Press Release

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Andrei to the Nets,” said Nets Principal Owner Mikhail Prokhorov. “He is a true talent with tremendous versatility. As a fellow countryman, I am especially proud that the best Russian player in the history of the NBA will be wearing a Nets jersey.”Deron Williams and Andrei Kirilenko in Utah.jpg

“We are very pleased to add Andrei to our roster,” said King. “He is a proven NBA veteran with a unique skill set, and his addition provides our team with increased frontcourt flexibility.”

In Brooklyn, Kirilenko reunites with point guard Deron Williams. The two were teammates with the Jazz for five-and-a-half seasons in Utah between 2005-06 and 2010-11, before Williams was acquired midseason by the Nets. In 2006-07, the duo led the Jazz to a Western Conference Finals appearance.[/quote_box]

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