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Company of Russian owner of Brooklyn Nets searched in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) Russia's main domestic security agency has searched the offices of a company controlled by the billionaire owner of U.S. basketball team Brooklyn Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov. The Federal Security Service, the main KGB successor agency, said Friday the searches were part of a probe into alleged tax evasion. It added that the investigation is continuing. Some Russian media...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

April Autopsy: Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets didn’t make the playoffs as they had in 2015, but this was nevertheless a fairly typical season for the organization. Brook Lopez was discussed as the subject of possible trades, but stayed put. Mikhail Prokhorov didn’t look very smart. The season ended with everyone feeling pretty depressed, with not a lot of long-term optimism inside the Barclays Center. The...
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Kidd at odds with Bucks ownership over personnel power

Is Jason Kidd having some issues with ownership in his second job, too? The Bucks coach is reportedly at odds with ownership, according to the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, with the team’s ownership group reportedly vetoing a “massive deal” with New Orleans that Kidd had put together. “At last week’s trade deadline, Kidd tried to engineer a massive deal with New Orleans...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Nets unlikely to trade Joe Johnson

The approach of the NBA trade deadline means it’s time for Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets to step back into the spotlight. Now 34 years old and boasting one of the league’s biggest contracts, Johnson seems destined to remain in trade chatter until his career ends. This year the rumblings are especially intriguing, though, because the Nets just cleaned shop in the front office...
Via The Sports Daily
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

A five-step plan to fix the Nets

With limited draft assets, a middling roster without much upside and no vision for the future, it's hard to imagine the Brooklyn Nets becoming relevant anytime in the near future. In short, the Nets are a mess. So this being the internet and all, we took a stab at a 5-step plan to get this franchise back on track. Step 1: Identify whether Brook Lopez is a player you can (realistically...
Via RealGM - NBA
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Mikhail Prokhorov wanted his Nets to overtake the Knicks. Instead, they became them.

Mikhail Prokhorov is looking to re-boot the Brooklyn Nets. Again. “Frankly speaking, I deserve championship now much more than six years ago,” Prokhorov told the assembled media in Brooklyn on Monday. “I think we have been really bold, and we did our best in order to reach championship. I still believe with some luck our results might have been more promising.” “I’m...
Via The Comeback
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Calipari would want 10-year, $120M NBA contract

John Calipari has repeatedly said he plans on staying at Kentucky. However, he apparently could be lured to the NBA — for the right price. Calipari’s name has been floated for NBA head coach vacancies countless times, and after the Brooklyn Nets fired head coach Lionel Hollins over the weekend, Calipari’s name resurfaced. Yahoo! Sports reported early Monday morning that...
Via NESN.com
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Mikhail Prokhorov takes working out to the next level at Nets training camp (video)

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov can be classified as a hands-on owner. The billionaire Russian oligarch is not only heavily involved in the team’s day-to-day operations, but he also makes sure the Nets players are training hard, apparently. The Nets finished the 2014-15 season with an underwhelming 38-44 record, and Prokhorov wants to make sure they take the necessary steps...
Via The Sports Daily
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Brooklyn Nets for sale?

The ownership groups of the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Dodgers are in “ongoing discussions” for a “combination of assets” in a potential sale of the team, according to NetsDaily. Mikhail Prokhorov, the majority owner of the Nets, would retain control of the team if the deal goes through with the Dodgers’ ownership group, Guggenheim Sports, NetsDaily reports, and...
Via NESN.com
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Mikhail Prokhorov listening to offers for Nets

Mikhail Prokhorov has been listening to offers for the Brooklyn Nets following the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion. "Just listening so far," a league official with direct knowledge told Yahoo Sports. "They haven't indicated a desire or willingness to sell. …Nothing was initiated by [Prokhorov]." Prokhorov has been curious how much his stake in the Nets and Barclays...
Via RealGM
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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