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ShamSports is tweeting that the Nets have brought back (for the seventh time!) Eddie Gill. Gill is expected in New Jersey as a camp invite this weekend. The 6'0" point guard from Weber State played in the Ethias League in Belgium for the BASE Oostende team last season.
Remember the speculation that Mikhail Prokhorov's ownership would lead to a wave of Russian players on the Nets? Didn't happen. In fact the only Russian to sign in the NBA did so with Knicks. Now, with Russia's best player deciding to stay home, it's unlikely there'll be any Russians on the team, but in the front office...
Viktor Khryapa, who was both a Nets draft choice and an employee of Mikhail Prokhorov, may be "on the Nets radar", reports a European hoops site. Khryapa, Europe's Defensive Player of the Year, plays for CSKA Moscow, Prokhorov's old team.
CSKA Moscow CEO Andrei Vatutin is the man Mikhail Prohorov wants in the Nets front office. After finishing third in the Euroleague, Vatutin said he couldn't make commitments about the future of his Russian team, adding to speculation he may be following his old boss to New Jersey.