Several Nets officials tell NetsDaily that Mikhail Prokhorov is expected to make a star turn in New York next month, attending a game or two or perhaps taking part in the NBA Board of Governors vote on moving the Nets to Brooklyn.
No details are available about the visit, and plans are subject to change but the Nets play their last game in New Jersey on April 23 vs. the 76ers. Three days later, NBA team owners are expected to meet in New York to both approve the move and the name change from New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn Nets. The approvals, a formality under league by-laws, could set the stage for the team to unveil their new colors, logo and uniforms. Also, Prokhorov will presumably visit the Barclays Center construction site.
His last Brooklyn visit was in November 2010, when he watched workmen demolish Daniel Goldstein's condominium. He has not attended a Nets home game since early last season, but did fly in to watch Deron Williams Nets debut in San Antonio on February 25, 2011. He met with Williams after the game. In March of last year, he was at both London games vs. the Raptors. The Nets are 7-2 with him in the house. In the interim, of course, he ran and lost in the Russian presidential elections.