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  1. Mikhail Prokhorov denies interest in selling Brooklyn Nets

    Mike Mazzeo

    Russian billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov says he has no interest in selling the Brooklyn Nets, but a league source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com that Prokhorov is open to listening to offers for the team from potential buyers.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2014
  2. Prokhorov won't be president of Russia

    Mike Mazzeo

    The Nets can't win in the NBA -- or in Russia. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov was easily defeated in the Russian president election by Vladimir Putin on Sunday, according to multiple reports. The Russian billionaire, who purchased a majority st...

    Blog | March 04, 2012
  3. AK-47 not going to be a Net ... yet

    Mike Mazzeo

    Just when you think Andrei Kirilenko is coming to the latest member of the Nets, he isn't. Reports of AK-47 leaving his Russian club to play for the Nets were shot down Monday afternoon. "Not true," his agent, Marc Fleisher told ESPN NewYork....

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  4. Nets like AK-47

    Mike Mazzeo

    It sounds like the Nets like Andrei Kirilenko -- a lot. Just look at point guard Deron Williams' and GM Billy King's responses when asked about the versatile 30-year-old Russian forward. "There's not that many guys in this league that can fil...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  5. Morrow and D-12 go way back

    Mike Mazzeo

    During an interview with a Russian media outlet during the lockout, Magic center Dwight Howard was asked what five NBA players he'd like to play with. "Chris Paul, Stephen Jackson. What's his name, Deron Williams. And Anthony Morrow," Howard resp...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  6. Nets would vote for Prokhorov

    Mike Mazzeo

    Nets head coach Avery Johnson said he only knows two words in Russian -- but was excited to hear the news that the team's owner, Mikhail Prokhorov, is going to run for president in his native country. "Congratulations to Mikhail," Johnson said, "...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  7. Kushchenko speaks with media

    Mike Mazzeo

    Sergey Kushchenko , Executive Director of the Russian Biathlon Union and a member of the Nets board of directors, met with the media on Monday afternoon. Kuschenko was invited by Nets owner Mikhail Prohkorov to take the position as CEO for the Ru...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  8. Rapid Reaction: Nets 89, Pistons 74

    Mike Mazzeo

    Recap | Box score | Photos WHAT IT MEANS: New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prohkorov needs to attend more games. The Nets defeated the Detroit Pistons 89-74 Friday night at the Prudential Center to improve to 5-1 when the Russian billionaire sits in ...

    Blog | January 21, 2011