Nenad Krstic has never been a worldbeater during his NBA career, but the seven-foot Serbian has proven to be a serviceable center during the seven years he spent playing basketball in the best league in the world. It seems American fans won't be able to catch Krstic on USA soil for awhile, however, as he's decided to re-sign in Moscow rather than entertain interest from NBA teams this offseason.
CSKA Moscow announced on Monday that Krstic has signed a three-year deal with the Russian team, keeping Krstic abroad until he's at least 31 years old.
"I am happy to stay in the best club in Europe, to try to take CSKA back to the Euroleague Final Four and help the team to win domestic competitions. I had no doubt about staying. I realized that my system of values turned dramatically towards my family, the Serbian national team," Krstic said. "CSKA's offseason moves and my new contract answered my demands. I realized that I would like to play at least three seasons in our red and blue uniform. I know that the team has a new coach and I hope we will find a common language soon."
Terms of the deal weren't released, but it's interesting that Krstic notes that his contract demands were met. That might mean that had Krstic played in the NBA this year, he might not have come as cheaply as some might have expected.