Mickael Gelabale is back to BC Khimki31 july 2013

BC Khimki signed a one-year deal with French forward Mickael Gelabale, who also played in our team in season 2011/2012. Last year Gelabale was in contract with NBA team Minnesota Timberwolves.

Pavel Astakhov, BC Khimki General Manager:

— We are pleased to welcome Mickael Gelabale in our club again. Mickael is a player of the French National team, moreover he has experience of playing in leading teams of Europe and the strongest league in the world — NBA. Our head coach Rimas Kurtinaitis knows the abilities of Gelabale well and he pins hopes on him. In season 2011/2012 Mickael won with BC Khimki Eurocup, and we are confident that in the future he will be able to help our team to achieve its goals

Mickael Gelabale (France)

Born: May 22, 1983 in Pointe-Noire, Guadeloupe
Height: 201 cm
Weight: 98 kg
Position: small forward

Pro career: 2001–present

Teams played:
2001-2004 — Cholet Basket (France),
2004-2006 — Real Madrid (Spain),
2006-2008 — Seattle SuperSonics (NBA, USA),
2009 — Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League, NBA, USA),
2009-2010 — Cholet Basket (France),
2010-2011 — ASVEL (France),
2011-2012 — Spirou Basket (Belgium) (his contract was later indefinitely suspended because of an injury),
January-June 2012 – BC Khimki,
2012-2013 — Cedevita Zagreb (Croatia), Valencia (Spain), Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA, USA)

Selected by Seattle supersonics in the second round (# 48 overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft;
Champion of France — 2010;
France championship regular season winner — 2010;
Champion of Spain — 2005;
Spanish Cup runner-up — 2005;
French championship semifinalist — 2002, 2011-2012;
Euroleague quarterfinalist — 2006.

Since 2005 — player of France national team:
EuroBasket-2005 bronze medalist (held in Serbia and Montenegro),
World championship-2006 participant (held in Japan),
World championship-2010 participant (held in Turkey),
EuroBasket-2011 silver medalist (held in Lithuania): played 9 games, 7.3 ppg, 1.8 rebounds per game, 1.0 assists per game, ranks #1 in 3 Pts Field Goal Percentage (63.6%)