Posted July 19, 2013

Mikhail Prokhorov says he’s done what he can, up to team to perform now

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Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has lofty expectations. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE)

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has lofty expectations. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE)

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has spent a lot of money to turn the Nets into championship contenders. Now, he’s expecting a return on his lofty investments.

According to a report in the New York PostProkhorov said he has done all he can do and it’s now time for the team to do the rest. Prokhorov said he is “not a man of procedure” but a “man of results.” After completing a blockbuster trade to acquire Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry from the Boston Celtics, Prokhorov said he will be proud once the Nets bring a championship to Brooklyn.

The Nets’ payroll for the 2013-14 season is around $101 million with a $80 million luxury tax hit coming. Prokhorov said he is willing to invest more into the team to make Brooklyn the “best in the league.”


6 comments
Senorglory
Senorglory

Why not buy an experienced coach too?

Habacuc
Habacuc

An $80 million luxury tax is a mortal sin. The NBA needs a hard cap. God is watching.

Tommy K
Tommy K

@Habacuc Yankees on line 1, they are laughing at this comment ... 


howdythurr
howdythurr like.author.displayName 1 Like

"moose and squirrel must die"

- Prokhorov

Jean-PaulYoko
Jean-PaulYoko like.author.displayName 1 Like

Am I the only one who thinks it's weird that KG almost punched Kidd on the court just a few months ago and now he is his headcoach?

captaincone9
captaincone9

@Jean-PaulYoko I agree.....I'm just waiting for the 3 Celtics to do their own thing and just totally ignore  Kidd