Report: Mikhail Prokhorov Is Trying To Sell The Nets

Welp. According to Bloomberg Business, Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russian billionaire who just five years ago plunked down $220 million for an 80 percent share of the Brooklyn Nets and then went ahead and built a massive new arena in Brooklyn, is looking to sell his team. » 1/13/15 1:07pm 1/13/15 1:07pm

Exceedingly Quotable Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Makes An Appearance

You're worried about the Nets. I'm worried about the Nets. Everybody's worried about the Nets. But owner Mikhail Prokhorov is here to let us all know that we don't need to worry about the Nets. » 11/03/14 7:42pm 11/03/14 7:42pm

What's Up With Nets.com Now?

With the Nets prevailing in their first-round series over Toronto, it's time for one of basketball's newest yet most venerable traditions—the ceremonial redirecting of Nets.com to the website of Brooklyn's next opponent. » 5/05/14 10:34am 5/05/14 10:34am

James Dolan Complained To The NBA About Mikhail Prokhorov's Bullying

Yesterday, the New York Post reported that the David Stern brokered a détente between the feuding owners of the Knicks and Nets last season, apparently because the league hates fun. But the more interesting part comes farther down: this meeting wasn't initiated by the NBA. Instead, Dolan went to the commish and… » 8/28/13 1:48pm 8/28/13 1:48pm

Everyone Thinks The Nets Are Up To Some Shady Shit

Yesterday, Andrei Kirilenko opted out of his 2013-14 contract with the Timberwolves ($10 million and a first-round playoff exit) in order to sign with the Nets ($3.1 million and a second-round playoff exit). This, naturally, leads to all sorts of questions. » 7/12/13 3:57pm 7/12/13 3:57pm

Andrei Kirilenko Signs Inexplicable Deal With Brooklyn Nets

What the hell, Andrei Kirilenko? After opting out of his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, which would have paid him $10 million during the 2013-2014 season, AK47 has decided to sign with the Brooklyn Nets—for just $3.1 million. » 7/11/13 7:24pm 7/11/13 7:24pm

Jason Kidd Hired As The Brooklyn Nets Head Coach

Jason Kidd has just been selected to take over as the next Brooklyn Nets head coach. According to Yahoo! Sports, he'll have a three-year, guaranteed deal with a fourth-year team option. Kidd, 40, announced his retirement shortly after the New York Knicks were eliminated in this year's playoffs. Today, after a… » 6/12/13 9:17pm 6/12/13 9:17pm

Avery Johnson Was A Dead Man Walking Even As He Accepted His Coach Of…

When the Nets fired Avery Johnson this past Thursday after he compiled a .500 record with a new and newly talented roster, many people noted that Johnson had suffered a particularly dramatic reversal of fortune: After going 11-4 in November, Johnson won Eastern Conference Coach of the Month; after the Nets went 3-10… » 12/29/12 3:15pm 12/29/12 3:15pm

The Plot Thickens: Whoever Owns Nets.com Has Found A New Way To Mess…

Someone out there—a company named Cyber Mesa, we think—is under the impression that touting Jay-Z will get on Mikhail Prokhorov's nerves enough to make him a buy a (presumably very expensive) domain name. » 12/02/12 3:50pm 12/02/12 3:50pm

The People That Own Nets.com Are Now Redirecting The Page To The…

A while back, we looked into who owns Nets.com, and why that web address doesn't redirect to the NBA website's subpage for the Brooklyn Nets. Type in the name for any other team in the league, and you'll be redirected to NBA.com/TEAM. If you typed in Nets.com a few months ago, you were redirected to the webpage of… » 11/18/12 3:25pm 11/18/12 3:25pm

Mikhail Prokhorov Is A Cartoon Character

The guy who owns the Nets and isn't Jay-Z sat down for a lengthy Q&A with the Post. He is every bit the caricature the internet has made him out to be. A sample: » 10/30/12 11:38am 10/30/12 11:38am

Who Is Using Nets.com To Fuel The Mark Cuban-Mikhail Prokhorov Feud?

Somehow, the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets never owned the Nets.com web domain. (It's surprising, in this era, but it happens.) Until recently, if you tried to go to nets.com, you were redirected to CyberMesa.com, the website for "a telecommunications company with headquarters in Santa Fe, New Mexico." For information on… » 10/04/12 4:35pm 10/04/12 4:35pm

Nets Owner Loses Russian Presidential Election Thanks To "Fucking…

It was a long cold Sunday for New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who decided a few months ago to challenge Vladimir Putin in the 2012 Russian presidential election. Nyet, Prokhorov! Nyet! As we've noted before, Putin is not only strong leader who crush enemy like Black Sea mosquito but also manliest sportsman of… » 3/05/12 1:35pm 3/05/12 1:35pm

Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Is Running For President Of Russia On A…

The New York Times today strains really, really hard to portray New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov as a serious candidate for the Russian presidency. Never mind that Prokhorov is polling around 5 percent, or that democracy in Russia is about as real as Vladimir Putin's collection of scuba diving videos. Putin,… » 2/21/12 11:45am 2/21/12 11:45am

Dwight Howard Is Coming To Town, So The Nets Are Pretending They Have…

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russian, is presumably well trained in stagecraft and message-coordination. He's a political actor back home on the steppe. He also happens to have designs on acquiring Dwight Howard, the tired superstar, from the Magic. » 2/17/12 3:40pm 2/17/12 3:40pm

Mikhail Prokhorov Wants To Be The Next Russian Strongman

Mikhail Prokhorov promised to be a hands-on owner of the Nets, but that was before he committed to running a country of 142 million people. Prokhorov today announced he intends to run for President in next year's elections, challenging former President and current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. No word on what this… » 12/12/11 10:45am 12/12/11 10:45am

And Now The Magic May File Tampering Charges Against Teams Talking To…

Everything is happening. David Aldridge reports that the Orlando Magic are considering filing tampering charges against two other teams for having contact with Dwight Howard. SI's Sam Amick says the teams are Houston and New Jersey, and that Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov may have met with Howard yesterday. » 12/09/11 12:45pm 12/09/11 12:45pm

Nets Owner Elected Head Of Russian "Opposition" Party That Really Won't…

After he was elected the head of Right Cause — a Russian political party "once openly anti-Kremlin, but more recently the party has been led by loyal personalities" — Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said he probably wouldn't publicly call bad-ass Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin out publicly. » 6/25/11 2:00pm 6/25/11 2:00pm