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Bojan Bogdanovic wants you to know it really wasn't about money

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It doesn't really matter much anymore, but Bojan Bogdanovic wants everyone to know that his decision not to join the Nets wasn't really about money, but instead his desire to play for the best coach in Europe, Zeljko Obradovic, and "win something before I leave Europe." Obradovic was recently hired by Fenerbahce, Bogdanovic's Turkish team. He actively recruited Bogdanovic to stay in Turkey.

Basketball writer Igor Marinovic, like Bogdanovic, is from Mostar, Bosnia. He tweeted out a series of 140-character messages Monday explaining Bogdanovic's position. Bogdanovic added that he expects to play in the NBA "in one or two years." He and Fener are believed to be in discussions about a contract extension.

That seems to conflict with what Billy King told Ian O'Connor Sunday: that the deal didn't go through because Bogdanovic "tried to get his buyout reduced, but couldn't." It was the first time King reported what had been rumored, that the problem was Fenerbahce's refusal to lower the Croatian's $2 million buyout.

The Nets of course moved on to "Plan B" after Bogdanovic, for whatever reason, wasn't willing to join the Nets. "Plan B" quickly became "Plan A+" as one team insider put it when Andrei Kirilenko agreed to a two year deal that's about $3 million cheaper than Bogdanovic's propose deal.

The Nets retain Bogdanovic's rights.