Team Prokhorov

Prokhorov leaving Russian politics for the Nets?!

Mikhail Prokhorov reacted strongly Monday to reports that he's about to leave politics, stepping aside after the Kremlin has successfully thwarted his election bids. "I'm not going anywhere," he said. Others think he's chosen the Nets over politics.

HuffPo puts Prokhorov atop list of tech-averse

Mikhail Prokhorov is famously tech-adverse. He once told beat writers, "I have heard of this iPad. I hope we never meet." And Huffington Post puts Prokhorov atop its list of tech-averse successes, but does he really eschew technology that much?.

Ratner to sell off big chunk of Atlantic Yards

The Times reports Bruce Ratner wants to sell a big chunk of Atlantic Yards -- the 22 acre multi-use project at Atlantic and Flatbush -- to accelerate the development of 14 apartment and office towers. The sale would not include Barclays Center.

AK-47 meets with Russian students at Barclays

Andrei Kirilenko quietly slipped into Barclays Center Sunday for a Q. and A. session with a delegation of college basketball players from Russia. AK-47, who's settling into new New York digs, spoke about the Nets and NBA training regimens.

Prokhorov: "For me, there's only one place: first"

Mikhail Prokhorov talked to Sport-Express, Russia's leading sport sites this week, providing details of his strategy, including how money means less to him than "his principles," that is, "for me, there has always been only one place, first."

Nets team beats out Knicks team for Coliseum rehab

Nassau Country has selected the Barclays Center/Forest City team that includes Nets owners Bruce Ratner and Mikhail Prokhorov to renovate the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. They beat out MSG and the Knicks.

Paul Pierce on The Prokhorov Effect

To suggest that Mikhail Prokhorov has turned the Nets around since he walked in the door in May 2010 is not just an understatement but a fact that no Nets fan can ignore. But it's good to hear a player ... or two ... say it.

Look for Nets Russian website to grow with AK-47

When Andrei Kirilenko was asked last week how important the Russian element --and Brooklyn-- was to his decision to join the Nets, he called it "huge." "It’s kind of reminding me of playing home." The Nets see it that way too.

Nets trade assets - all in to win

To say this year's summary of the Nets cap situation differs from last year's understates what we've seen this summer. One of the biggest stories of the NBA off-season has been Mikhail Prokhorov's break-the-bank treatment of the CBA

Aeroflot renews Nets sponsorship, gets criticism

Now here's a surprise -- not. After Andrei Kirilenko signs with the Nets, Aeroflot, the Russian airline, extended its sponsorship of the Nets for 2013-14. A Russian politician criticized the airline's decision to sponsor both the Nets and Man U.

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