The president of the Russian basketball federation Andrei Kirilenko discussed various topics with Mozzart Sport, including the simplicity of his playing career compared to his current job, via Eurohoops:

“It’s easier to be a basketball player. Of course, you work hard every day and keep ready. It’s demanding. Now, running basketball in Russia, I think about a million things. I try to organize everything and ensure a steady flow aiming to improve basketball. Not only professional basketball but also at the local and school levels,” Kirilenko said.