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AK-47 permits Nets to go all-in on Russian market

Brett Yormark told ITAR-TASS, the Russian news agency, that the Nets' acquisition of Andrei Kirilenko will help him market the team both in Russia and the Russian-speaking neighborhoods of New York. Russia, along with China, are top Nets targets

NetsDaily Off-Season Report #4

In this week's Off-Season Report, we examine a Russian law that requires political candidates to divest their foreign holdings. Not to worry. Our Draft Sleeper is a Dukie. Seth Jones talks about Popeye on ice. Best wishes for Mookie's recovery.

Prokhorov increasingly active in politics

On Saturday, Mikhail Prokhorov confirmed he'll run in Moscow city council elections. Sunday, he told a candidates forum they should understand Russia is "becoming more like the USSR." In short, he's becoming more politically active again.

Nets Chair Talks About Value of Brooklyn Move

Chris Charlier, the Nets CEO, told the New York-based France-Amérique, that the move to Brooklyn has "increased by ten times the marketing potential of the team" adding "If we sell the franchise today, we would have a huge increase in re-sale value."

How Much Profit Will Barclays Center, Nets Earn?

The answer to that question is "a lot." Forest City Enterprises, Bruce Ratner's parent firm (who owns pieces of the Nets and Barclays Center, projected the arena itself will earn $70 million a year. Mikhail Prokhorov hopes for $20 million from Nets.

Prokhorov Political Decision Won't Affect Nets

Mikhail Prokhorov told reporters Saturday that he wants to lead "a third power" in Russia, competing with the Kremlin and the opposition. He also reiterated he will be leaving business. Nets officials say it will not affect his ownership of the Nets.

Season Ticket Holders Get First Look at Barclays

For years, they've waited and on Monday night, more than 5,000 Nets fans, season ticket holders with special passes got the run of Barclays Centers, spending two hours inside. For most, it was their first look inside and for most, the word was wow.

Prokhorov's Position Uncertain

The Nets found out that their owner was running for President of Russia when he announced it. Everyone said at the time that the decision wouldn't affect how the Nets are run, but more recently, Prokhorov has said he will sell virtually all his assets, presumably including the Nets. That obviously would affect the Nets

"Total Calm in Eye Of The Storm"

Mikhail Prokhorov is expected in Newark for the Nets home opener a week from Tuesday. He's already on the North American continent enjoying what for him is a typical vacation: heli-skiing in the Rockies. That's having a helicopter fly you to the top of a virgin slope and drop you off for a long ride down.

Nets Move Big News in Russia, Too

Russian sports sites and newspapers took note of the Nets' change of address and name this week with most of them reporting on Jay-Z's announcement, with at least one taking note of Mikhail Prokhorov's absence at the Brooklyn event. The Nets owner was back in Moscow tending to other duties

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