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  1. President Prokhorov wouldn't own Nets

    Henry Abbott

    It has been an exciting aspect of NBA life that the owner of the Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov, is challenging Vladimir Putin for the Russian presidency. The idea of an NBA team being owned by the president of Russia is more than a little interesting for a...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  2. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Fred Kerber of the New York Post: "The circus that has evolved around the Nets truly becomes a three-ring affair tonight. In the center ring will be billionaire Russian owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who is in the country for the Nets' 'Evening of Russian ...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  3. Timofey Mozgov: Blake Griffin almost jumped over me

    Henry Abbott

    I have already embedded this video once, but just in case you missed it, or even if you didn't: Watch Russian Knick rookie Timofey Mozgov, the dunkee, in that video. Playing in his 12th NBA game, the poor guy looks a little stunned. Later, ...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  4. Putting Russian on the ball

    Henry Abbott

    A few months ago, I went to Bristol for some meetings and things. NBA editor Royce Webb invited me to a pickup hoops game in the evening, which was a lot of fun. Webb has a bunch of nifty ways of scoring the ball -- all manner of runners, leaners ...

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  5. Nets only sure who's leaving: Thorn

    Henry Abbott

    By Marc Stein Mikhail Prokhorov tasted his first NBA disappointment almost as soon as he was formally introduced as the new owner in New Jersey ... when his Nets greeted the Russian billionaire by coming away with only the third overall pick in the ...

    Blog | June 26, 2010
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Ian O'Connor of The Record: "A tall, dashing Russian billionaire said to appreciate fast jets and faster women, Mikhail Prokhorov has come rushing to the Nets' rescue, pledging to throw hundreds of millions of dollars at Ratner for the r...

    Blog | September 24, 2009
  7. Starting to Feel a Little Russian

    Henry Abbott

    Doron Perkins is excited. The 26-year-old point guard who grew up in Alaska, played his college basketball at Santa Clara, and is currently living in Las Vegas. Check his passport, and it will tell you he's American. He is on the phone, giddy wit...

    Blog | July 31, 2009
  8. A New Twist in the Kings' Search for a New Coach: Actually Firing...

    Henry Abbott

    The idea that the Sacramento Kings would be looking for a new coach has been in the media for some time already. Ettore Messina, the Italian coach of the Russian super team CSKA Moscow (who has a blog and has reportedly mentored Coach of the Year Mik...

    Blog | April 23, 2009
  9. Ex-Hornet Pargo signs one-year, $3.5 million contract with Russia...

    Henry Abbott

    Jannero Pargo has just signed a one-year contract with the Russian club Dynamo Moscow. Sources say the deal will be worth $3.5 million after Russian taxes have been paid.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2008
  10. An Insider's View of Kobe Bryant or LeBron James Heading to Europ...

    Henry Abbott

    Alexander Chernykh writes for the Russian sports site He has been traveling with Team USA and is now in Beijing. He got in touch the other day, with an interesting note. Kobe Bryant, Chernykh points out, made a comment about his income fro...

    Blog | August 07, 2008
  11. No More Pre-Season Games in Europe?

    Henry Abbott

    How's your Russian? According to the website Ball in Europe, that says that EuroLeague bigwigs have decided to nix future preseason games against the NBA. ...

    Blog | January 16, 2008
  12. Speak Russian? Neither Does Jerry Sloan

    Henry Abbott

    Andrei Kirilenko has apparently asked to be traded; a Russian-language tale that appears to have been written by Kirilenko himself was published yesterday on the website Here it is in the original Russian. And here, with the kind of brilli...

    Blog | September 19, 2007
  13. Athletic 6-7 Russian Billionaire Team Owner Arrested as Part of C...

    Henry Abbott

    The team Mikhail Prokhorov owns, CSKA Moscow, is one of the best in the world. Plenty of players, including Viktor Khyrapa, Sergei Monia, Trajan Langdon, and others, have played for CSKA before or after the NBA. (And remember the Greek Guard...

    Blog | January 12, 2007
  14. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Get your Blazers here: Steve Blake is officially a Blazer, John Hollinger says the Blazers are on track, Sinanovic will play in Spain, the Russian team lost because 0 out of their 3 NBA players is a go-to guy. The Celtics now have Qyntel Woods and T...

    Blog | September 29, 2005
  15. A Pretty Funny Draft Re-Cap

    Henry Abbott

    Some highlights of what J.L. Weill had to say at DraftExpress: Worst spot to be in award: Yaroslav Koralev. You're an 18-year old Russian with a career 4.5 PPG average in the Russian Superleague. You've just been drafted by the Clippers. You're know...

    Blog | June 29, 2005
  16. Here Comes Sergei

    Henry Abbott

    Thanks to HoopsHype for digging up this story from the Moscow Times about Portland's Russian connection, swingman Sergei Monya, (By the way, he has in the past been Sergei Monia and Sergey Monya in various publications. The NBA doesn't use "y"s but u...

    Blog | June 23, 2005