Andrei Kirilenko of Utah Jazz Lists Home at $2.9M
The Russian-born Andrei Kirilenko, who plays forward for the Utah Jazz and was the youngest European player at the time to join the National Basketball Association, got his nickname because his initials are AK and he wears jersey number 47.
Now drop that image and focus on one mighty stunning house. The 8,100-square-feet home has views of Great Salt Lake and enough room to park a boat or RV. It sits on .72 acres and was built in 1995. It has five bedrooms, high-end appliances throughout and soaring two-story ceilings in the entryway. The lower level has sliding glass doors opening on to a park-like setting yard with a pool. The property is located in the exclusive Arlington Hill subdivision, with views not just of the lake but also of downtown Salt Lake City and the mountains.
Kirilenko has worn a Utah Jazz jersey since 2001 when he joined the NBA. His contract expires this summer and he is expected to become a free agent. Should fans be nervous that his house is for sale and he may be thinking of leaving? According to Jazz GM Kevin O'Connor, quoted in the Salt Lake Tribune, the 6'9" Russian is expected to return next season.
Kirilenko is married to Masha Lopatov Kirilenko, a Russian pop singer, who goes by MaLo. Lopatov got the sports world's attention when, in an ESPN The Magazine article, she said she gave her man permission to sleep with other women once a year because, after all, women are always chasing after sports stars and they'll do it anyway. Kirilenko has insisted it's an offer he never took her up on.
The property is listed by E. Lee White of Summit Sotheby's International Realtyin Salt Lake City, Utah.