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Opinions Differ on Whether Prokhorov is the First of Many Foreign Owners

Other than the Canadians who own NHL franchises and the Raptors, the only foreign owners of a professional sport team are Japanese investors who bought the Seattle Mariners. Some think the NBA, with David Stern rolling out the red carpet, is likely to attract others from overseas. Others, however, think the Nets are very different from other teams that replicating their sale would be difficult.