Mikhail Prokhorov

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

Shaun Livingston drives the ball past the 76ers' Tony Wroten on February 3, 2014. (Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Where Would Nets Be Without Shaun Livingston?

For all the dollars Mikhail Prokhorov tossed at a roster full of stars, it was one of the last he spent, on a league-minimum contract no less, that has given Brooklyn a chance at salvaging the season.

02/04/2014

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

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Prokhorov Will Have To Settle For Global Games Title

In a season of unpredictable twists and turns, the Nets happen to be one of the hottest teams in the league right now after winning their sixth in seven games. But let’s be real — they’re not championship caliber.

01/17/2014

Jason Kidd (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Can’t Wait Any Longer To Change Direction

The one move that King has to make now, as it’s three weeks overdue, is to fire Kidd. Kidd, who took the job only 10 days after retiring as a player, is unsurprisingly in over his shaved head.

12/26/2013

Jason Kidd (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Kidd Must Be Reassigned, If Not Fired Altogether

With the Nets virtually tied for last place in the putrid Atlantic Division with a 5-14 record, it is time for patience to be replaced by urgency before the season is irrevocably lost.

12/06/2013

Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: No Kidding — Jason’s Gotta Go, And He Has To Go Now

This thing was doomed from day one. Jason Kidd coaching the Nets before the sweat dried on his jersey was bad business on nearly every level.

11/27/2013

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