Mikhail Prokhorov hasn't been to a Nets game this season and his presidential campaign is likely to keep him in Russia and busy for another couple of weeks at least. Of course, if there's a mid-March press conference in New York, he could always gas up the Gulfstream and head west.
Still, he's not forgotten the Nets or the sport. Thursday in Moscow, Prokhorov spent time teaching elementary school students basketball skills. Dressed in his Nets gear, Prokhorov spent more than an hour with the youngsters. "Sport", explained Prokhorov, "prepares you for stress. This will help you in any situation at work, in relationships with girls, anywhere".