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Andrei Kirilenko: Nets Russian connection makes me feel at home

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Andrei Kirilenko via Instagram

Andrei Kirilenko spoke with beat writers Thursday morning and said all the right things, starting with how he thinks the Nets are legitimate championship contenders and the presence of a Russian owner, Russian executives and a big Russian community in Brooklyn makes him feel "at home." Here's an early sampling

Kirilenko also said he's looking forward to playing with Deron Williams again and that once Mikhail Prokhorov bought the Nets, "I had the hopes that one day I will be a Net." Kirilenko played for Prokhorov at CSKA Moscow and Prokhorov tried to buy out his Jazz contract in 2007, after Kirilenko led Russia to the FIBA Eurobasket championship.