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Prokhorov: Championships Demand Different Strategy Than Playoffs

In an interview with Pedro Pinto of CNN International, Mikhail Prokhorov says that he is willing to forsake of his original goal of making the playoffs this season as part of a longer term championship strategy. 

"To be a strong team, that's one task, but championship team, that's a completely different strategy," explained the Nets owner in an interview just before the London Games. While declining to comment on how hard the Nets pursued Carmelo Anthony, Prokhorov said he is "quite satisfied" with what the team did at the deadline and added, "now we can build a championship team around Deron Williams".

He spoke as well on now familiar topics, how he "thirsts" for Brooklyn and his initial attempt to buy an NBA team, the Knicks.