One of the best players of last edition of Russian Superleague A, Sergey Bykov opted to changed clubs and move from Dynamo to CSKA Moscow. The player had a better offer from Dynamo but chose CSKA due to Euroleague participation.
Although Dynamo was desperate to keep its leader and offered him a rumoured multiyear deal worth 1.7 million euros per year, the player chose CSKA with slightly less money (around 1.5 million euros per season).
Press release by CSKA Moscow:
Guard Sergey Bykov (27 years, 190 cm) is added to our team’s roster. Russian National Team player signed 2+1 contract which will come into effect upon medical examinations.
With the exception of 2004-05 season played in Universitet Surgut on loan, Bykov played for Dynamo Moscow for his entire pro career. He became the leader of the team in 2009-10 season. He averaged 19.5 points in 6 Eurocup games, 18.1 points in 31 Superleague games, 14.4 points in 13 Russian league playoff games.
Dusko Vujosevic, CSKA head coach:
“I am glad to have Sergey on our team. The basketball fans know him very well as a quality player. It is important that besides his good individual skills Bykov possesses a character necessary for a team work. He still wants to improve and is ready to help CSKA to reach new successes.”
“It is an honor for me to be on CSKA roster, to fulfill my dream, to fight for the victory in every tournament, to get back to the Euroleague competition. I am happy to play alongside such a great players and under famous coach. I am sure that I am able to improve and to help the team.”