In a Russian TV interview Thursday, Mikhail Prokhorov channeled his inner Bobby Knight, saying that in his professional and public life, first place is what matters. In discussing the Nets, Prokhorov was asked if he agreed with Knight that "winning is everything". He replied, "of course, only first place" matters. Prokhorov also spoke of financing the purchase, Russian basketball and being the NBA's first foreign owner.
- Interview with Mikhail Prokhorov by Vladimir Pozner (Excerpt Machine Translation) - Vladimir Pozner - 1tv - Russia