BC Zenit General manager Alexander Tserkovny:
- I don't think there is any need to make any arguments in favor of the captain of the Russian national team. Vitaly has a rich experience of playing both in the Euroleague and in the VTB United League, and I am sure that he will be very useful to us in the upcoming season. Of course, his arrival is a big plus for the young guys who will play and be involved in the main team.
BC Zenit head coach Xavi Pascual:
- With the arrival of Vitaly, we are improving our roster even more. He is an excellent sniper and his colossal experience of performances in various tournaments. I have repeatedly seen Vitaly in the rivals, and now I am glad to see him in our team. His composure and understanding of basketball will be very helpful in crucial moments of games.
BC Zenit guard Vitaly Fridzon:
- I am very pleased to have signed a contract with BC Zenit. The team roster looks very, very efficient. I heard a lot of good things about coach Pascual from the players who played under him. The most pleasant thing is that such a coach wants to see me on the team, especially if during my career I have played with many guys. I am sure that my experience will be useful to the team during a long and difficult season. And, of course, playing in St. Petersburg looks fantastic!