Billy King’s timing couldn’t have been better.
It seems Mikhail Prokhorov won’t have a hard time finding a buyer for the Brooklyn Nets. That is, if he decides to sell.
This third season in Brooklyn is headed for epic failure. Even the best-case scenario has the Nets sneaking their way into the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs where the Hawks will surely send them home for good.
A spokesperson for Mikhail Prokhorov said on Tuesday the Nets’ owner is open to offers for the team but that no sale is imminent.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.”
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?
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.
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.
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?!
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.
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.
Tick, tick. Somewhere in Russia, Mikhail Prokhorov is sitting in some chamber in his mansion ready to dismantle his expensive American toy.