Half of Britain's Premier League soccer clubs are foreign-owned. Owners have come from Iceland to Thailand. Mikhail Prokhorov's bid for the Nets would be an NBA first. One reason why so few foreign owners have emerged could be because of the tough vetting process. In the UK, there's only one question, "are you solvent?" while in the NBA, prospective owners like Prokhorov go through an intrusive process.
- When team ownership is a foreign concept - Chuck Culpepper - Los Angeles Times