The New Jersey Nets have extended a qualifying offer to restricted free agent Nenad Krstic, Nets President Rod Thorn announced today.  The qualifying offer allows the Nets to retain the right of first refusal in regards to Krstic.  As a restricted free agent, Krstic is able to sign an offer sheet with any team, however the Nets will have the right to match the offer.

Krstic, a four-year NBA veteran from Serbia, was the Nets’ first round selection (24th overall) in the 2002 NBA Draft.  Since joining the Nets in 2004, Krstic has played 226 games over four seasons with New Jersey, posting averages of 11.3 points and 5.7 rebounds.  In 2007-08, Krstic appeared in 45 games, averaging 6.6 points and 4.4 rebounds.