In a recent email to Al Iannazzone, Mikhail Prokhorov says he's not relenting in his desire for the Nets to become the world's team. "My dream is for kids in Russia and China and Brazil to have pictures of our players up on their walls," he wrote. "Maybe being an outsider lets me bring something fresh to the team and the league."
In the email, written before the Nets recent difficulties, the Nets owner admits it isn't going to happen overnight. "The great thing about sports is you can have an underdog that with time becomes a winner," he wrote. He also suggested that the Nets had lost their "loser mentality", which Avery Johnson thinks is still a work in progress.
Nets' owner dead set on making team No. 1 - Al Iannazzone - The Record