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Prokhorov heading to Brooklyn for key games in playoff push

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How well are the Nets doing?  An NBA source tells NetsDaily that Mikhail Prokhorov will fly from Moscow to Brooklyn this week to watch his team play against the Hawks on Wednesday and the Wizards on Friday.  With the Nets in a four-way race for two playoff spots, the two games could be crucial.

It will be the second time the Russian oligarch has watched the Nets this season.  Back in November, he offered a rich commentary on Jason Kidd's exit last summer.

"You know, I think there is a nice proverb in English; don't let the door hit you where the good Lord split you...I like what we have now. We have a really strong coach and a really strong GM in Billy King," he told the gather

"You know, I think we shouldn't get mad, we should get even."

He also dismissed rumors he is ready to sell the team, an issue he is likely to be asked about again. He also said he expected to be on hand for "25 percent of the home games."  He's likely to be asked about  his search for a new wife. The lifelong bachelor, who turns 50 on May 3,  famously promised to get married if the Nets didn't win the NBA championship by this year.

Also on hand, said a second league source, will be Dmitry Razumov, the Nets chairman who Billy King describes as his partner in basketball operations decisions.