“Khimki” have finished breeding with the signing of Jonas Zherebko


The participant of the Euroleague, the second strongest country club “Khimki” has completed the selection of another high-profile off-season acquisition. Now the company’s main Russian star Alexey Shved is… the Swede. On Wednesday, signed a two-year contract with forward Jonas Zherebko, which for nine seasons spent in the strongest League in the world – the NBA. "Химки" завершили селекцию подписанием Йонаса Жеребко

In June the new “Khimki” Jonas Jerabkova in the final of the playoffs in the NBA, “Golden state Warriors”. Photo: Reuters

Zherebko – hereditary basketball player. His father Chris, who comes from emigrated to America Russian family, after completing his studies at the University of Syracuse went out to play in the Swedish League, where he met his wife, also a professional player. Jonas, like his father, played for the Swedish “Helsingborg”, at 22, was selected in the NBA draft “Detroit”, making his debut for the pistons in the fall of 2009. In this command he held for six years, having missed one season due to injury, then played in “Boston”, “Utah” and “the Golden state”.

Russian fans Zherebko especially remember the match of our national team against Sweden, for failing Eurobasket 2013. In the group phase, the Scandinavians committed wards Vasily Karasev shaped defeat – 81:62, and current rookie of Khimki then scored 22 points and made 13 rebounds.

– Decorated our last transfer. We “closed” all positions, and the current selection I was satisfied, – summed up the personnel of the head coach “Khimki” Rimas Kurtinaitis. – As for Zherebko, it is a very good player who can close out the position of the fourth and fifth rooms. He returned to the NBA with a rich gaming practice that doesn’t happen very often, because a lot of Europeans sitting in the United States on the bench.

Hereditary basketball player Jonas Zherebko played in the NBA nine seasons

Himself, a Norseman too happy with my transition: “the Euroleague has always been the tournament I wanted to play. About “Khimki”, the guys and the coaches know a lot. A team of top players, which is interesting to me to work. I don’t think I have some problems with the adaptation.”

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