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From Brooklyn to Sochi, Prokhorov's cash has value

Russians love biathlon, but the sport fell into disrepair and scandal. So in 2008, Mikhail Prokhorov took over and guess what he did: spend and spend and spend. Now comes the test of all that spending: Sochi.

Increasing role for Prokhorov aide?

Sergey Kushchenko is head of the Russian biathlon union and Mikhail Prokhorov's sports adviser. So why is he in London at Nets practice and not pushing the biathletes? Tim Bontemps and Stefan Bondy talked to him about a bigger role in the Nets.

Going Global ... Via The Lockout

Would we be surprised if the Nets came away from free agency with Nene Hilario of Rio Janiero, Brazil, and Andrei Kirilenko of Moscow, Russia? Not at all. Is it something positive for the Nets' global ambitions? Of course. Are their addresses and passports a big part of their attraction? Generally, the Nets say no.

Nets Hire CSKA Moscow Official to Handle International Sales

The Nets have announced the hiring of CSKA Moscow's public address announcer and blogger, Dmitry Materanskiy, to be Director of International Sales for the Barclays Center. Materanskiy will operate out of an office in Moscow.

NetsDaily Off-Season Report #30

Since the present is so depressing, we're looking at the future. And since the future is so uncertain from a player personnel perspective, we're looking more at Brooklyn and Springfield. First, Springfield. We were intrigued by the Armor's selection of Chris Taft, who's overcome not just injuries, but also a muscular condition. In Brooklyn, we look at the cold reality of congestion on Opening Night.

Bogdanovic Still Inconsistent

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 22 points Saturday, two days after joining Fenerbahce and flying to Moscow to play in the Gomelsky Cup, leading his team to the "friendly" tournament's finals. But once there on Sunday, he scored only 8 points, all in the first half and Fener lost to CSKA Moscow, Mikhail Prokhorov's old team.

Johnson: Prokhorov Has Same Passion, Same Goal as Cuban

In an interview with Championat, a Russian sports site, Avery Johnson spoke about how Mikhail Prokhorov has the same passion, if not the same involvement, as Mark Cuban who he worked with in Dallas. "He worried about the coaches and the players, making everything possible...Mikhail Prokhorov is doing the same thing now with the Nets."

Avery: "Mikhail Played Really Well!"

Avery Johnson enjoys playing with his boss, thinks the guy has skills. At the end of Tuesday's charity game in Moscow, the Nets coach said of his 6'9" teammate: "Mikhail played really well today! It’s my first time I’m playing with him but it looks like we have been playing for a while. I really enjoy playing with him." Mrs. Johnson raised no fool.

Prokhorov's Team? Start With French Banker, Add Russians, Americans

So who is the "current structure", this "Team Prokhorov" that will deal with "day-to-day decision making" while "Mikhail continues to be a great supporter and fan"...and leader of Pravoe Delo ("Right Cause") political party?

Did Team Prokhorov Once Want an NBA Franchise in Moscow?

When the NBA announced it was going to open a Russian office--and word got out that the Nets would hold an open practice in Moscow, Prokhorov advisor Sergey Kushchenko told Russian media that the NBA has long wanted such a deal, even before Mikhail Prokhorov bought the Nets. He would know. Kushchenko is the man who tried to put the earlier deal together

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