Center Nenad Krstic (28 years, 212 cm) signed new contract with CSKA until the end of 2013-14 season with club’s option for another year.
Serbian National Team captain joined army men after 7 seasons in the NBA and he has become one of the team’s leaders. In the end of the season Krstic was chosen to the All-Euroleague First Team, he was named the Euroleague November MVP, Regular Season Game 9 MVP and Top 16 Game 3 MVP.
In CSKA uniform Nenad played in 22 Euroleague games (14.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.5 blocked shots, 24.5 minutes), 17 VTB United League games (11.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.6 blocked shots, 18.1 minutes) and 14 BEKO PBL games (10.7 points, 3.1 steals, 0.7 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.6 blocked shots, 19.5 minutes).
Andrey Vatutin, CSKA President:
In just one year with our team Nenad proved that he is one of the best if not just the best center in Europe. He was a pleasant surprise for the fans with his consistency, the highest level of basketball, the heart of the fighter and, what is very important, his openness, kindness, friendliness. It was natural that it was one of our offseason priorities to keep Krstic and I am very glad that Nenad will stay with us for two more years – without any opt-outs.
Nenad Krstic, CSKA center:
I am happy to stay in the best club in Europe, to try to return CSKA back to the final stage of the Euroleague, to help the team win in the domestic competitions. I had no doubt about staying, I just wanted to have a chance to consider NBA offers. And when the time came to consider this options I realized that my system of values turned dramatically towards my family, the National Team, CSKA offseason moves and the new contract answered my demands perfectly. I realize that I’d like to play at least three seasons in red and blue uniform. I know that the team has a new coach and I hope we will find common language soon.