One of the great brother duos in modern European basketball was united Monday when SLUC Nancy announced the signing of Mickael Pietrus for the rest of the season. Pietrus (1-98 meters, 33 years old) joins his older brother Florent, the Nancy captain, for the first time since they played together at Pau-Orthez between 1999 and 2003, including the last two of those seasons in the Euroleague. The younger Pietrus then played the next 10 seasons in the NBA with Golden State, Orlando, Phoenix, Boston and Toronto, averaging 8.3 points and 3.1 rebounds in 557 career games and reaching the playoffs four times to play 69 more games. Pietrus has not played professionally since 2013 except for two months last spring with Mets de Guaynabo in Puerto Rico to test his physical condition. Presented by Nancy on Monday, Pietrus said he is well physically. "Even if a Ferrari is covered with dust," he said, "it's still a Ferrari." Nancy has registered Mickael Pietrus to play in its next Eurocup game, on the road Wednesday against CAI Zaragoza. With a 1-6 record, Nancy may need to win that game to avoid elimination.