Andrei Kirilenko (nickname: Andrei) was born on February 18, 1981 in Izhevsk, Russia. He amassed his $50 million fortune while playing for CSKA Moscow, the Brooklyn Nets, and the Utah Jazz. Masha Kirilenko is the basketball player's wife. His zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he is 40 years old.
He began playing basketball at age four. The best age to start training is nine because by then your body has fully developed and is most likely to stay that way if you stop training. A young player's body is more flexible than that of an older one, which allows him to learn different moves. At age 14, Kirilenko moved to Moscow to live with his sister Masha, who was also a basketball player. She helped him find a team that would train and play games with him so he could develop his skills.
After two seasons with this team, he joined CSKA Moscow where he stayed for eight years. During this time, he played in over 100 games and averaged 16.4 points per game. In 2007, Kirilenko signed with the New Jersey Nets for four years. He immediately became one of their most important players and in 2011, he made the All-NBA Third Team. That same year, he decided to retire from professional basketball to focus on his business interests but came out of retirement in 2012 when he signed with the Russian Olympic team. At the London Games, he helped the Russians win the silver medal.
Anton Alexeyevich Volchenkov (born February 25, 1982) is a Russian professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently available as an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for Kontinental Hockey League team Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL). Prior to that, he played four seasons with Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Russian Superleague.
He first came to attention while playing with SKA St. Petersburg during the 2001-02 season when he scored 7 goals and 21 assists for 28 points in 46 games. The following year, he improved upon those numbers by scoring 9 goals and 33 assists for 42 points in 67 games.
After his second season with SKA, Volchenkov was drafted 91st overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He has since become one of the top defensemen in the KHL, helping Salavat Yulaev win the Gagarin Cup in 2008-09.
Volchenkov has been selected to play for Russia at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver where he will try to help his country earn a spot in the gold medal game.
He currently plays on the blueline for the Torpedo in the KHL.
Volchenkov was born in Moscow but grew up in Chelyabinsk.
But it almost happened for Andrei Kirilenko, who is now known as AK-47 around the NBA merely because of the jersey number he chose as a rookie with the Utah Jazz. Kirilenko originally arrived in Utah in 2001, and he was supposed to wear No. "I had to alter because of the veteran's rule," Kirilenko explained. "In the beginning, they wanted me to wear zero because that's what John Stockton wore. So I said I couldn't do it." The Jazz eventually gave in and let Kirilenko wear another number.
The reason why he chose 47 is because his mother has a friend who is a cancer survivor and wears that number in honor of her recovery.
Andrei Kirilenko is a Russian former basketball player who has been referred to as "the human highlight reel" due to his ability to make shots from different angles and areas on the court. He also has been praised for his defense and passing skills. At 6'3", 215 pounds, Kirilenko has both the height and weight to be an effective perimeter defender. He currently plays for the Moscow-based team CSKA Moscow in the EuroLeague. The last season he played in the United States was 2010-2011 when he appeared in 76 games for the Jazz, averaging 17.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game.
He has become one of my favorite players to watch on offense because of how much variety he brings to the table.
He formally retired in 2001, yet he is still very much involved in the sport. Sergey Nazarovich Bubka was born on December 4, 1963, as the son of a Red Army praporshik in Voroshilovgrad, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. He was always interested in athletics and excelled in sprinting and long jumping as a child. At age 14, he started training daily for three hours with his father, who was an Olympic gold medalist in weightlifting.
Sergey Bubka's first major international success came at the 1987 World Championships in Rome, where he won the silver medal in long jump. A year later, he became the first man to break 7 meters (v. Moschou of Greece) and remains the only one to do so today. In 1994, he jumped 693 feet (213.6 meters) at a competition in Beograd (Belgrade), which at the time was a world record. He has been elected president of the Russian Athletics Federation several times but has never taken up the post due to health issues.
After retiring from competitions, he has worked as a coach and manager for various athletes. His clients have included Yelena Isinova, Anna Chicherova, Olga Zavyalova, and Tatyana Lebedeva. He has also served as director of sports for two Russian universities. In 2007, Bubka suffered serious injuries when a car accident killed his wife and daughter. He himself was badly injured and spent several months in a coma.