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During his 10-year career w/the Utah Jazz, Andrei Kirilenko offered a unique blend of versatility, flair and substance. He finished his Jazz career 2nd in blocks, 4th in steals, 5th in assists, 7th in rebounds, 6th in scoring. He started his career playing alongside HOF's John Stockton and Karl Malone and following their departure, immediately became an all-star in 2003-04 in leading the Jazz to a surprising 42-40 record. Although injuries hampered him in the following years, he fought back after an emotional breakdown to become a major factor in helping Utah advance to the 2007 Conf Finals posting Pts/Reb/Ast/Blk/Stl playoff lines of 14/5/4/5/3, 13/7/4/7/1, 20/9/5/6/1, 15/5/5/3/0, and 21/15/1/0/3.
Andrei Kirilenko remains one of the more popular sports figures in both Utah and Russia sports history will forever be affectionately known as AK47.