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.”

Sergey Bykov:

“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.”