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 1:48pm8/28/13 1:48pm

Avery Johnson Was A Dead Man Walking Even As He Accepted His Coach Of The Month Award

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 3:15pm12/29/12 3:15pm

The People That Own Are Now Redirecting The Page To The Knicks' All-Star Ballot

A while back, we looked into who owns, 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 If you typed in a few months ago, you were redirected to the webpage of… »11/18/12 3:25pm11/18/12 3:25pm

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

Somehow, the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets never owned the web domain. (It's surprising, in this era, but it happens.) Until recently, if you tried to go to, you were redirected to, the website for "a telecommunications company with headquarters in Santa Fe, New Mexico." For information on… »10/04/12 4:35pm10/04/12 4:35pm

Nets Owner Loses Russian Presidential Election Thanks To "Fucking Fuckwits"

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 1:35pm3/05/12 1:35pm

Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Is Running For President Of Russia On A Platform Of "I'm Tall"

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 11:45am2/21/12 11:45am

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 10:45am12/12/11 10:45am

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

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 12:45pm12/09/11 12:45pm

Nets Owner Elected Head Of Russian "Opposition" Party That Really Won't "Oppose" The Kremlin

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 2:00pm6/25/11 2:00pm