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Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mikhail Prokhorov Looking To Transfer Nets’ Ownership Company To Russia

Mikhail Prokhorov first announced last year that he wanted to shift control of the team to a Russian-based company after the Kremlin passed a law regulating foreign holdings for public officials.

03/25/2014

Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks handles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce on March 23, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Small Nets Shock Mavericks With Big Comeback

That’s right. Jason Kidd, on his 41st birthday, outwitted the Dallas’ Rick Carlisle, a championship coach, with the game on the line.

03/24/2014

Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Johnson, Nets Edge Mavericks 107-104 In OT

Joe Johnson scored 22 points, including the tying layup in regulation and the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime to lead the Brooklyn Nets past the Mavericks 107-104 Sunday night in Jason Kidd’s return to Dallas as a coach.

03/23/2014

The Nets' Shaun Livingston, right, drives against Jeff Green of the Boston Celtics during a game at the Barclays Center on March 21, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Trounce Celtics, Run Home Winning Streak To 11

Joe Johnson hit six 3-pointers in his 27 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won their 11th straight at home, beating the Boston Celtics 114-98 Friday night.

03/21/2014

Jason Collins (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins Says One NBA ‘Knucklehead’ Hurled Gay Taunts

Jason Collins says his historic journey as the NBA’s first openly gay player has been smooth, with the exception of “one knucklehead on another team” who taunted him about his sexuality.

03/21/2014

Joe Johnson is introduced before the Brooklyn Nets' game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Barclays Center on March 19, 2014. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Finally Enjoying Privileges Of Home Cooking

NBA teams are supposed to thrive at home, with the added boost from fans and friendly whistles from referees. Yet Brooklyn might as well have been deemed a neutral site last year.

03/20/2014

Deron Williams dunks over Ish Smith of the Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Lucky? Psshh! Red-Hot Nets Are Straight-Up Good

During an NBA season, I get that teams need luck by the barrel to compete on a nightly basis. However, I submit to you that this Nets run has gone well beyond cosmic fortune.

03/18/2014

Deron Williams shoots against the Phoenix Suns on March 17, 2014, at Barclays Arena. (credit: Getty Images)

D-Will Scores 28, Nets Win 9th Straight At Barclays

Deron Williams scored 28 points and even dunked for the first time this season, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 108-95 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night that extended their home winning streak to nine.

03/18/2014

Nets point guard Deron Williams, left, and head coach Jason Kidd discuss the disaster that was Brooklyn's 44-point loss in Portland on Feb. 26, 2014.  (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: I Apologize To Jason Kidd — As Should A Lot Of Other People

Like so many, I implored the Nets to jettison their fledgling coach after they plunged to a 10-21 record to start the season. Then the Nets went 23-9 in 2014 before their loss to the Wizards last week.

03/17/2014

Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets on the court during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at STAPLES Center on February 23, 2014. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Collins Signs With Nets For Remainder Of Season

The NBA’s first openly gay player had finished his second 10-day contract, which meant the Nets had to sign him for the remainder of the season if they wanted to keep him.

03/15/2014

Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots over Mario Chalmers #15 of the Miami Heat. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Embracing Scoring Diversity In Turnaround

The Nets have had 10 different players this season score over 20 points in a game, tied for the second-most in the league. 11 different Nets have earned game-high scoring honors.

03/13/2014

Jason Collins (Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Nets To Sign Jason Collins For Remainder Of Season

Jason Collins is staying in Brooklyn for the remainder of the season. According to a report, the Nets will sign the center on Saturday after his 10-day contract expires.

03/12/2014

Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets gets the crowd pumped up against the Toronto Raptors on March 10, 2014 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Here’s The Truth — Few Can Match Toughness Of Paul Pierce

Pierce, wearing protective tape on his shoulder, gutted through 30 minutes on Monday night and, when the game was on the line, he delivered the key stroke.

03/11/2014

Shaun Livingston #14 and Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets talk to head coach Jason Kidd. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Looking To Prove They Can Hang With Big Boys In East

The “process,” as coach Jason Kidd likes to call it, has brought the Nets to this crucial juncture. A strong performance this week would send a message that Brooklyn belongs with more elite company.

03/10/2014

Nets shooting guard Joe Johnson. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Thornton, Johnson Lead Nets Past Kings, 104-89

Marcus Thornton scored 15 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter against his old team and Joe Johnson added 18 points, helping the Brooklyn Nets in a 104-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

03/10/2014

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