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Earlier this week, Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov was in Brooklyn touring his team's still-under-construction stadium and getting a lay of the land as the NBA's Board of Governors get set to officially vote on the name change for the Nets and give the final OK for the team's move from New Jersey to Brooklyn.
This has not been the season Prokhorov likely wanted when he bought the Nets. New Jersey is going to miss the Playoffs for the fifth straight year and sit at 21-38. Prokhorov, the Russian billionaire who is entertaining a run for president, is not used to this kind of futility.
More than that, Prokhorov had big dreams. He dreamed of pairing Deron Williams with free-agent-to-be Dwight Howard to open his new stadium and make his team a force and title contender -- something the Nets have not REALLY been since Julius Erving was playing except for that run with Jason Kidd, Kenyon Martin and Richard Jefferson in the lineup.
Howard, obviously, opted to remain with the Mag...
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Mark Cuban has one response to Mikhail Prokhorov’s promise to “crush” the Mavs owner in a kickboxing fight: not so fast my friend.
The Nets owner said he would fight Cuban over free agent-to-be Deron Williams, who is likely to express interest in Dallas, but Cuban cautions Prokhorov.
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isn't scared off by New Jersey Nets head man Mikhail Prokhorov.
After the 6-foot-9 Russian billionaire jokingly threatened to inflict pain on Cuban if the Mavericks make a play for soon-to-be free agent guard Deron Williams, Cuban fired back - well, sort of.
"He obviously didn't see me be the first in WWE history to put Sheamus on...
- ESPN.com has an article about Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban responding to a challenge from New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov. Prokhorov recently joked that he would inflict pain on Cuban if he were to sign Nets guard Deron Williams, who will soon be a free agent. Cuban responded to the challenge, citing his previous WWE experience as guest host of RAW in 2009.“He obviously...
The final official hurdle for the Nets' move to Brooklyn was cleared Friday, when the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously approved the team's relocation across the Hudson River to the Barclays Center, where the team will begin play this fall.
"We voted to formally approve the move, and the team name, which will be the Brooklyn Nets," NBA commissioner David...
The ever-controversial Charles Barkley. Saying things that make NBA Commisioner, David Stern spit out his chicken noodle soup. Chuck was saying stuff again today. This time on ESPN 1000 in Chicago.
Speaking about the 2012 NBA Draft, Barkley said:
I’ve got to tell you something, I’m really concerned about the number one pick in the draft this year. Well, number one, I think Michael...
ESPN.com has an article about Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban responding to a challenge from New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov. Prokhorov recently joked that he would inflict pain on Cuban if he were to sign Nets guard Deron Williams, who will soon be a free agent. Cuban responded to the challenge, citing his previous WWE experience as guest host of RAW in 2009.
In one of the silliest — and perhaps only –manufactured (and in jest) blood feud between NBA owners that, fittingly, is worthy of the mention of professional wrestling, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has responded in kind to New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s smack talk from earlier this week. On Tuesday, Prokhorov was discussing [...]
The Philadelphia 76ers got back on track earlier this week with a victory over the New Jersey Nets and now could continue their playoff push with another one.
Philadelphia goes for a third consecutive victory, which would match its longest winning streak of the past two months, as it hosts New Jersey on Friday night.
Having lost four straight to drop into a tie with New York for...