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Mikhail Prokhorov: Not selling and not worrying about money

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Mikhail Prokhorov never disappoints. His press conferences are filled with news and back-and-forth with reporters. It was that way again Wednesday as he laid out his plans for the Nets, which he said he has never intended to sell.

Here are some of the beat writers' tweets... and one from his US rep...

Prokhorov started by giving his analysis of the team's progress... adding a few quips, as only he can...

Then reiterated his commitment to the team, including a willingness to spend into the repeater tax if need be...

Furthermore, he said he has no interest in selling a controlling interest in the Nets to anyone and that there is nothing on the table

As for why he hasn't been at games more often, he noted the continuing crisis in US-Russian relations...

But he noted, his patience remains strong...

He also had kind words to say about Billy King and Lionel Hollins...

And even kinder words for Bob Windrem, NetsDaily editor who turns 70 Thursday (and who is reportedly both grateful for the shoutout if just a bit embarrassed).

He left no doubt he wants Brook Lopez back...

And after the game, Brook Lopez offered a response...


Overall, his message could be boiled down this way...

Like we said...

  • Prokhorov Addresses Media (Video) - Brooklyn Nets
  • Mikhail Prokhorov 'committed to the team,' says no deal is imminent to sell majority stake - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
  • Prokhorov has no plans to sell Nets, who lose to Hawks - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
  • Mikhail Prokhorov ‘committed’ to Nets and willing to still spend - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
  • Mikhail Prokhorov says he won't sell majority interest in Nets - Rod Boone - Newsday
  • Nets Owner Prokhorov Not Ready to Sell - Alex Raskin - Wall Street Journal
  • Nets notes: Owner wants to build team, not sell - Andy Vasquez - The Record
  • In Brooklyn Return, Mikhail Prokhorov Faces More Questions Than Ever - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game