Mikhail Prokhorov meets the NBA Board of Governors Wednesday, but the man who wants to own the Nets won't be getting their approval just yet. An NBA background check takes six weeks to two months. As the league's first foreign owner, Prokhorov offers new challenges for the league, including how to get a clear look at the murky world of Russian oligarchs. Yet, no one expects him to fail the test.
- For Potential Owner, a Background Check Worthy of the K.G.B. - Richard Sandomir - New York Times
- Will Prokhorov See Nets Wednesday? - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger (via HoopsWorld)