Report: Kirilenko 'ready' to leave NBA, $63M contract

Updated: September 21, 2007, 6:56 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Andrei Kirilenko is so prepared to leave the Utah Jazz, he's willing to forsake the remaining $63 million of his contract to play overseas.

According to a translation by The Salt Lake Tribune, Kirilenko said in an interview with the Russian newspaper Sport Express that he is prepared to go without the money remaining on his NBA contract to get away from the Jazz.

Kirilenko is quoted in the Russian newspaper as saying: "I just want to explain to everybody what I think and feel ...

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