Thank you, Slava!

Viacheslav Kravtsov (photo: M. Serbin,
Center Viacheslav Kravtsov left our team upon expiration of his contract.

The Ukrainian National Team player joined CSKA in the end of September when the team was stroke with epidemic of injuries. He signed 3-month contract. Kravtsov played in 9 games for the red-blues averaging 3.3 points (80% of two-point shots), 2.0 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.1 steals, 0.3 blocked shots in 7.2 minutes.

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
We appreciate the time Slava spent with us. It was great to return him to European basketball scene, to push him back into European style of basketball. He helped us and hopefully we helped him. He signed the contract that was prolonged monthly because the club was waiting for Joel Freeland to come back. Now Slava needs a team where he will play important role. We exchanged warm words and promised each other to stay in touch.

Viacheslav Kravtsov:
First of all, I’d like to thank the club for invitation, for accepting me as a family member. Thanks to all my teammates, personnel, coaching staff. Everyone contributes to success here and I felt it myself. I’d like to say separately about the fans who were around at home and during away games, in good and difficult times. Special thanks to the girls who cooked some vareniki for me! Sincerely wish the team to succeed this season. Let the 2016 Euroleague championship trophy comes to USH CSKA. Now we are with my agent consider different options. I want to continue my career in European basketball and make a name for myself on highest level.

Most importantly I would like to wish Andrey Vatutin speedy recovery. I am sure that the President will come back in excellent shape and he will show his trademark qualities of true leader.