Prokhorov to Johnson: "We Need to Create Dynasty Team"

AP

The billionaire owner was dressed in a sports jacket, t-shirt and jeans, the new coach in a suit, dress shirt and red (power) tie.  And they were talking Nets at the NBA Finals in Boston...courtside, of course. Mikhail Prokhorov flew in from Moscow Saturday, but will NOT be at the team's introductory press conference for Avery Johnson Tuesday. Instead, the two met privately for two hours before Game 5, then were driven, "presumably in a very nice car", as Julian Garcia put it, to TD North Garden.

Prokhorov's marching orders to "The Little General": "We need to create a dynasty team".

Sitting directly behind Prokhorov...someone he can't talk business with until July 1: Dwyane Wade. Will they talk then? "I can tell you that the evening of the 30th of June," Prokhorov told Newsday, "I won't be staying in Moscow." Johnson said there was no conversation. "I'm not even looking," Johnson told Fred Kerber. "One, because he beat me in the Finals [in 2006] and two because I don't want to get fined."

The Russian billionaire, who "grew up behind the Iron Curtain," told Newsday's Alan Hahn that the experience of being at the NBA Finals was "mind-blowing." Asked if the atmosphere made him excited to build the Nets to championship level, Prokhorov grinned. "I'm sure we can do better," he said. "Better."

  • Twitter / NBA: #Finals Mikhail Prokhorov joins... - Twitter
  • New Nets Management, Dwayne Wade, Mingle at NBA Finals - Evan Clinchy - NESN
  • Prokhorov to Avery: Build a dynasty - Fred Kerber - New York Post
  • Lights on Prokhorov, Avery - Julian Garcia - New York Daily News
  • Prokhorov, Avery take center stage at Finals - Julian Garcia - The InterNets
  • Mikhail Prokhorov Attends NBA Finals with Nets' New Coach - Irina Aleksander - New York Observer
  • X
    Log In Sign Up

    forgot?
    Log In Sign Up

    Forgot password?

    We'll email you a reset link.

    If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

    Forgot password?

    Try another email?

    Almost done,

    Join NetsDaily

    You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

    We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

    Join NetsDaily

    You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

    We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

    Spinner.vc97ec6e

    Authenticating

    Great!

    Choose an available username to complete sign up.

    In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

    tracking_pixel_9347_tracker