Prokhorov Running for President

The Nets finally have a power player.

Mikhail Prokhorov will run for President of Russia in a direct challenge to Vladimir Putin. The election is March 4. The Nets principal owner told a press conference Monday afternoon that "I have made a decision. I am taking part in the presidential elections." He's running as an independent.

Prokhorov also told a news conference that he had not asked for the Kremlin's permission, nor had he spoken with Putin or current Russian president Dmitry Medvedev about his intentions. Moscow has been racked by massive demonstrations since last weekend's parliamentary elections in which Putin and Medvedev's party barely held on to its majority.

Prokhorov, of course, was forced out of the leadership of Right Cause, a liberal, pro-business party, over the summer when he proved too independent. Prokhorov owns the Nets through an American company, Onexim Sports & Entertainment, which is unaffiliated with the similarly named Moscow-based Onexim Group.

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

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