BC Zenit General manager Alexander Tserkovny:
- Before the previous season, we were interested in signing Baron, but then the priority for the player was to play in the Euroleague, and it was not known about getting a BC Zenit wild card. As the season showed, such a player who can consistently show sharp-shooter qualities and take the game upon himself at the right time was not enough for us in several games. Our December game in Kazan against Crvena Zvezda only confirmed this.
BC Zenit head coach Xavi Pascual:
- The incorporation of Billy Baron to our roster is very good news. Billy at 29 is already an experienced Euroleague player but also with the capacity to improve his game. Billy will bring us intensity in the game, emotions, and scoring ability even against good defenses. In addition to the characteristics of its game, it will also give us versatility by being able to help us in different positions.
BC Zenit guard Billy Baron:
- I’m excited about the opportunity to compete in the Euroleague with BC Zenit and working with a coach Pascual. So far the roster looks very good and I think we should have a chance to have some success both in Euroleague and VTB League. I have heard St. Petersburg is a beautiful city and my wife and I and looking forward to living there.