Word that Mikhail Prokhorov has decided to invest in the Nets has been met with a mix of pride back in Russia as well as concern that he is abandoning local sports programs, of which he has been a major benefactor. In Parliament Thursday, two legislators criticized Prokhorov while a sports analyst predicted that the billionaire's promise to improve Russian basketball is unlikely to bear any fruit.
- Prokhorov Bids for U.S. Basketball Team - Nadia Popova - Moscow Times
- Mikhail Prokhorov Buys New Jersey Nets to Build Them New Arena - Pravda
- Some Russians not happy with Prokhorov's Nets bid - AP