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Prokhorov: Nets Need One Superstar ...And Just Like That, They Get One

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NEW YORK - MAY 19:  New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov addresses the media during a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on May 19, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 19: New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov addresses the media during a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on May 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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When he said it on Sunday, Mikhail Prokhorov probably was thinking about Carmelo Anthony, but it applies just as well to Deron Williams.

When Darren Rovell asked him if the Nets were still on track for a championship in 2014-15, the Nets owner responded:

"For sure. I’m still sure because we have practically everything at our disposal and we have made a lot of fundamentals during our first season.

"We have a new coach, we have a strong front office, we have great roster of talented young players, we have five first-round draft picks and we have a lot of tradeable assets – it sounds great.

"What we missed? We need just one superstar. But any superstar player from our roster, or what can be traded, he will be the king of the world. The first really global basketball player."

In the interview, Prokhorov talked as well as his relationship with Jay-Z, globalization and the NBA labor talks. Rovell also discusses what happened off camera, how Prokhorov challenged him in hand-eye coordination moves from the Tibetan mixed martial arts discipline of Tescao. "Of course, I couldn’t do any one of them. He told me he was working on perfecting about 1,000 of the moves."