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Prokhorov Moves Up On Forbes List


Mikhail Prokhorov has moved up seven spots on the Forbes list of the world's richest to #32. Forbes puts Prokhorov's wealth at $18 billion. Russia's Finans Magazine has put it somewhat higher, at $22.7 billion. Prokhorov is now worth $5 billion more than Trail Blazers' Paul Allen. A year ago, Allen was worth $100 million more than Prokhorov, according to Forbes. Prokhorov is the second richest owner in sports, behind Mukesh Ambani, the proprietor of the Mumbai Indians of the Indian Premier Cricket League.

Sussman Sez: A Nets Christmas Carol


It's an annual holiday tradition in Netsland. Gary Sussman, VP of PR, PA announcer and all-around mensch, blesses us with a new parody of Clement Clarke Moore's "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." The 2010 version comes early and features a slew of new Nets, including Mikhail Prokhorov in a starring role.

Cuban: "I Want to Party With Prokhorov"


In an interview on the Dan LeBatard Show in Miami Wednesday, Mark Cuban said he wants to party with Mikhail Prokhorov and "give him a hard time"...in Russian. "I haven’t met him yet. I took Russian in high school and a little bit in college, so I can’t wait to give him a hard time. I want to party with this dude. Can you imagine him on South Beach when they’re playing the Heat?" We don't recall Cuban expressing an interest in partying with Bruce Ratner.

Dolan Says Bring On the Big Russian


James Dolan and Mikhail Prokhorov couldn't be more different. For example, Dolan hasn't spoken to the media in two years. Prokhorov couldn't stop talking to the media over two days. In a statement (of course), Dolan welcomed renewed competition between the Knicks and Nets, "which will hopefully feature two winning basketball teams." Dolan was responding to Prokhorov's promise to "turn Knicks fans into Nets fans." Meanwhile, back in Russia, Prokhorov told a Moscow TV station he thinks his investment in the Nets and Barclays Center could be worth $1 billion in five years.

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