Here's all you need to hear: "I am real excited to take the worst team of the league and turn it to be the best." That's what Mikhail Prokhorov tells "60 Minutes" Sunday. The rest is excess.
Profiled by CBS' Steve Kroft, the Nets' new owner says he expects to be lucky. "It's a part of any business, to be lucky," Prokhorov tells Kroft. "Miracle happens." Russia's second richest man, who's also the NBA's second richest owner, says he doesn't expect to be second in the NBA and is looking forward to the challenge.
Does he really think he can do it? "I am confident. Do you remember in the Frank Sinatra song, 'New York, New York?' If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere," he tells Kroft with a laugh. David Stern is also interviewed and tells Kroft, "He's a man who passed a very tight security check and nobody has come up with any reason he shouldn't be an NBA owner." The profile, which also features Prokhorov working out in a Nets' practice jersey, airs Sunday at 7 p.m. ET.
- Mikhail Prokhorov: The Russian Is Coming - 60 Minutes
- Excerpt: The Russian Is Coming (Video) - 60 Minutes - Steve Kroft - CBS News
- Prokhorov to appear on "60 Minutes" - John Krolik - NBC Sports
- 'The Russian Is Coming': Mikhail Prokhorov Featured On '60 Minutes' Sunday - Ryan Hudson - SB Nation
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