Although fan reaction to Mikhail Prokhorov's move was mostly positive, having long been frustrated with delay after delay, national basketball writers and columnists were decidedly mixed.
Dave D'Alessandro himself was mixed, but offered, "Well, somebody had to be the adult in this dysfunctional relationship with the Nuggets and the game’s reigning king-maker, Leon Rose". Adrian Wojnarowski called the press conference "surreal" and "full of it grandstanding" by a "basketball dummy". Ken Berger on the other hand said of Prokhorov, "The Russian smelled a rat from an ocean away, and ...swooped in Wednesday to stomp on it." Chris Mannix of SI described it in the most basic terms, "a bold move by a neophyte owner" but also called it, "the greatest press conference ever."