In an article on how GMs' try to calibrate their owners' expectations, Ric Bucher reveals there is a limit to Mikhail Prokhorov's spending ... and it has been reached.
"Prokhorov’s largesse apparently does have a limit," Bucher writes for Bleacher Report, quoting Billy King. "if anybody goes down, there will be no replacements signed even on a minimal contract."
Bucher also writes that King came up with the formula for acquiring Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry while on a train from Philadelphia to New York. Prokhorov, King said, "green-lighted" the idea. It may have been a bit more complicated than that, but whatever. Unlike many owners, it's not about profit and loss for Brooklyn. It's about the highest expectation.
- NBA GMs' Chief Preseason Concern? Keeping Owner Expectations Tempered - Ric Bucher - Bleacher Report