One-year contract with forward Demetris Nichols (30 years old, 203 cm) came into effect after successfully completed tryout…
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Demetris Nichols added to CSKA roster
One-year contract with forward Demetris Nichols (30 years old, 203 cm) came into effect after successfully completed tryout.

American player joined the Army Men in the beginning of preparations and went through probation on the first stage of the preseason. The coaching staff decided to keep Nichols on the team today.

“We are obviously satisfied with the way Demetris practiced with us during the tryout period,” Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach said. “He showed the qualities that we singled out while scouting him. Besides he demonstrated hard work, athleticism, ability to easily adapt to the team. We plan to use Nichols on both 3 and 4 positions and we need his enthusiasm and hunger.”

After graduating from Syracuse University in 2007 Demetris was drafted by Portland with 53rd pick of NBA Draft. The forward tried himself in the NBA by playing for the Cleveland Cavs, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks and D-League’s Iowa. Nichols played in 18 NBA games (58 minutes, 22 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 blocked shots overall). After playing two seasons in France for Gravelines, Vichy and Cholet he got back to USA, played for Sioux Falls in D-League earning All-NBDL Team honors and the right to play in the league’s All-Star Game.

Nichols missed the chance to get back to the NBA and returned to Europe. He played for Krasnye Krylia Samara last season and averaged 14.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.2 steals, 1.1 blocked shots in 31.0 minutes in 22 VTB League games; 12.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.1 blocked shots in 32.6 minutes in 14 Eurochallenge games.

Norilsk Nickel, the owner and long-time sponsor of CSKA PBC, is the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium, one of the world’s leading producers of platinum and copper. The main Russian production units of the Group are the Polar Division of MMC Norilsk Nickel as well as Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company.

The main aspect of MMC’s social responsibility is the contribution to Russian sports development. Norilsk Nickel owns two pro clubs: Norilsk Nickel MFC and CSKA PBC. The company also supports the projects of kids, junior and adult sport in the regions it operates, it is also involved in building of sports facilities.


10 September 13:57
Дубыня {10.09.2014 08:40:05}:
Норникель не спонсор - он собственник клуба.
10 September 09:50
Это чтоб по поводу Деметриса негативных коментов не было) Как в анекдоте)
10 September 08:40
Не удивлюсь если теперь в каждой  статье будут подобные заметки. Спонсоров надо знать!))
09 September 17:18
СашаС {09.09.2014 16:43:14}:

Тот же вопрос возник))  Призыв - пойти и  поставить свечку за здравие?))
09 September 16:43
А к чему в этой заметке 2 последних абзаца?
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