Noting Mikhail Prokhorov's agreement to buy the Nets "hasn't been finalized", David Stern says it "will be reduced to a full-blown agreement in the next couple of weeks". Then, "the formal review process, background investigations, etc., will go into full swing" and if approved "it will probably close in the first part of 2010." Meanwhile, New York has a second installment of its "Mikhail Prokhorov Theater".
- The Tip-Off on the NBA's New Season - Rick Horrow & Karla Swatek - Business Week
- Mikhail Prokhorov Theater: The Deal With the Expensive Lunch - Will Leitch & Joe Delessio - New York Magazine