Mikhail Prokhorov

Knicks fan holds up a sign (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images); Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Prokhorov, Nets Continue to Needlessly Obsess Over Knicks

Mr. Prokhorov, let’s forget about this Knicks nonsense for a while and get down to what this organization really needs: a competent general manager.

11/07/2014

Head coach Jason Kidd of the Milwaukee Bucks celebrates during a game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Kidd On Nets, Prokhorov: ‘I’ll Let Them Keep Talking’

“I’m no longer in Brooklyn,” the future Hall of Famer said. “Unfortunately they keep talking about it. I don’t. I’ll let them keep talking.”

11/05/2014

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov speaks to the media before Brooklyn's home opener at Barclays Center on November 3, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Prokhorov’s Musings Overshadow Nets Home Opener

Whenever Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is in town to watch his favorite American toy play basketball, the game often turns out to be of secondary importance. That was the case Monday night.

11/04/2014

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov speaks to the media before Brooklyn's home opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Barclays Center on November 3, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Prokhorov Tweaks Kidd, Vows To Keep Majority Stake In Nets

Sprinkling humor among his talk about basketball business, the Russian billionaire joked about the departure of Jason Kidd: “Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord has split you.”

11/04/2014

Mikhail Prokhorov (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Prokhorov Willing To Sell Nets ‘For The Right Price’

Mikhail Prokhorov is reportedly open to selling a portion of the Brooklyn Nets. But one major detail is in question: Would he part with a controlling stake?

10/03/2014

Billy King with WFAN's Joe & Evan during the 2013 offseason (credit: Ernie Acosta/WFAN)

Lichtenstein: After 2 Summer Upheavals, Nets’ King Choked By NBA Cap

LeBron and Melo are in play as free agents. Other stars like Kevin Love and Rajon Rondo may be trait bait. And the Nets will be watching it all unfold on social media, just like me.

06/26/2014

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

Report: Nets Owner To Tone Down Spending In Effort To Get $1B Valuation

According to a report, the Nets are “far from” profitable, and Prokhorov is concerned that if the team is losing money it will scare away deep-pocketed bidders looking to buy Ratner’s stake.

06/25/2014

NEW YORK - MAY 20: An overall view during the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery on May 20, 2014 at the ABC News' 'Good Morning America' Times Square Studio in New York City.

Top 5 NBA Draft Lottery Alternatives

NBA Draft operates via a goofy lottery system. There has to be a better alternative than picking ping-pong balls out of a machine. Like maybe a dance off?!

05/22/2014

Mikhail Prokhorov (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nets Owner Prokhorov Thanks Team, Fans After Playoff Ouster

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov says he’s proud of his team’s mettle despite falling short in the playoffs for the second straight year.

05/15/2014

Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets reacts in the final seconds of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on May 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Should Have Been Better — But They Weren’t

In as fitting an ending as you could script for this season, the host Heat roared back from an eight-point deficit in the last three minutes to send the Nets back to Brooklyn for good, 96-94.

05/15/2014

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets looks on against the Miami Heat during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 8, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Stars Come Up Small; Inch Closer To Being Blown Up By Owner

Tick, tick. Somewhere in Russia, Mikhail Prokhorov is sitting in some chamber in his mansion ready to dismantle his expensive American toy.

05/09/2014

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

Nets’ Prokhorov 1 Of Only 2 NBA Owners To Not Speak Publicly On Sterling Ruling

The Nets as an organization came out in support of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s decision, issuing a statement that almost certainly had to require ownership approval. But Prokhorov’s recent absence has been noticed.

04/30/2014

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets goes up for the layup against the New York Knicks at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 15, 2014. (Photo by Reid B. Kelley/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Playoff Success, Not Knicks’ Demise, Will Boost Nets’ Brand

Let’s hold off on this New York City takeover thing, OK? Hey Deron Williams — how about the Nets winning a round in the playoffs first?

04/16/2014

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

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)

Nets Center Jason Collins Becomes NBA’s 1st Openly Gay Player

Collins heard his name called early in the second quarter and headed to the scorer’s table to check in. When he walked onto the court, he became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the United States’ four major pro leagues.

02/24/2014

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