In an interview with a Philippine writer, Brook Lopez describes Mikhail Prokhorov as "a hands-on executive with a high basketball IQ." He said Prokhorov has made all the "right moves" in helping rebuild the franchise.
The Nets center also had kind words for Billy King's executive assistant and manager of basketball operations. Marivic Trajano Lardizabal is a native of the Philippines (and a survivor of the Knicks front office). Lopez cited Lardizabal's efforts at streamlining front office operations. "Marivic gets me to where I’m supposed to go," he said. "She’s fantastic, very efficient."