Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 10/30/12
Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov sat down with Steve Serby of the NY Post recently and gave a pretty great Q&A. We have pulled out some of our favorite portions for you to enjoy, and you can read the full interview HERE. Q: Leaders in sports or history you’ve admired and why.  A: I admire Catherine the Great. She brought the Constitution to Russia. With her came enlightenment. In the US, the Founding Fathers for their contribution to the development of democracy. In terms of sports, I would say Soviet gymnast Nikolai Andrianov, who won 15 Olympic medals and dominated the sport, and the great basketball coach Alexander Gomelsky. Q: Who are you more like, your mother or father, and in what ways? Describe each of them. A: My father was an emotional person, but I’m much more like my mother. She was cool as a cucumber, as you say in English. In Russian, we say calm as a boa constrictor! Q: Describe your ideal mate. A: Beautiful, smart, sexy and makes a mean bowl of borscht. Q: Is marriage something you would consider some day? A: I have said that if the Nets don’t win the NBA championship within five years, I will punish myself by getting married. We are in year three. So no one is more interested in winning a championship than yours truly. Q: Which actor would you want to play you in the movie about your life and why? A: Chris Rock or Danny DeVito. For obvious physical resemblance. Q: Since you play the guitar and sing, why not perform at a concert with Jay-Z? A: One thing this planet does not need is me rapping. Q: Fill in the blank — if I were NBA Commissioner, I would … A: … move the league to Siberia and cede the position to David Stern. Q: Fill in the blank — if I were president of Russia, I would … A: … not cede the position until my two terms were over, then step down. Q: People you haven’t met and would like to meet? A: This person called Honey Boo Boo is at the top of my list at the moment. From Moscow it looks as though the US has lost its collective mind on that. Q: Favorite meal? A: You won’t believe it, but I like fresh Russian white bread with a slice of what we call “doctor’s bologna” and hot tea with sugar. Not a meal, really, but more of a snack. Reminds me of my childhood. Also, pasta with truffles at Nello’s. Absolutely to die for. Q: Favorite sports movie? A: All the “Rocky” movies, except the one where he beats up on the Russian, of course.   We at Cosby Sweaters, love this guy.   Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Florida's Chiozza sends Wisconsin home on incredible buzzer-beater

LaVar Ball gets Crying Jordan, meme treatment after UCLA loss

Celtics upset Suns tried to pad Devin Booker’s stats

Five teams that may be interested in Blake Griffin this summer

Report: Tony Romo ‘believes it’s Texans or retirement’

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Clay Matthews Sr. passes away at 88

WWE’s Kane is inching toward running for mayor in Tennessee

Jung Ho Kang denied visa for DUI, may miss 2017 MLB season

Jets not ready to say Josh McCown will be starter

Sens owner on Sidney Crosby: He’s 'a whiner' and should be suspended for Methot slash

Report: Griffin could be growing more open to leaving Clippers

Best of Yardbarker: Did Team USA's victory save the World Baseball Classic?

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

Box Score 3/24: Waiting on West Virginia

Eat, Drink, Watch: Weekends are for upsets

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

With Team USA's victory, World Baseball Classic (finally) lived up to its potential

The NFL distraction playbook

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

Lingering issues for each 2016 MLB postseason team

Box Score 3/23: Team USA wins their first WBC title

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best of Yardbarker: Did Team USA's victory save the World Baseball Classic?

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

Eat, Drink, Watch: Weekends are for upsets

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

The NFL distraction playbook

With Team USA's victory the WBC (finally) lived up to its potential

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker