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Mikhail Prokhorov

Nets' Oligarch Owner Leaves His Political Party, Rejoins Board of a Russian State Corp

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Mr. Prokhorov and his political prospects remain unclear, which means the Kremlin can focus on using Mikhail Prokhorov's other talents, like diplomacy or business-savvy or New York residency.

Brooklyn Nets Owner Threatens To Bring Club Under Russian Jurisdiction

Reuters | Alexei Anishchuk | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business

MOSCOW, March 24 (Reuters) - A Russian billionaire said on Monday he planned to relocate his company that runs the Brooklyn Nets basketball team to Ru...

5 Bold NBA Predictions For 2014: Why The Heat Will Not Three-Peat

Jordan Schultz | Posted 03.04.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Five bold predictions for the rest of the NBA season, because anything is still possible.

Jordan Schultz

NBA Offseason Losers: Knicks, Nets And 76ers Fans May Want To Close Eyes | Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.09.2013 | Sports

The NBA offseason is the place for teams to improve, regress or rebuild. And while it is difficult to judge teams without seeing how new lineups look ...

Jordan Schultz

Brooklyn Nets Go For Broke, But The Plan Remains Highly Flawed | Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.09.2013 | Sports

Russian billionaire and Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is so desperate for a championship that if his team doesn't win one soon, he's said he'l...

Jordan Schultz

New-Look Brooklyn Nets Want To Win Now | Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.01.2012 | Sports

On a crisp Friday night in October, the Brooklyn Nets were getting set to play their third preseason game at their new home, the beautiful and spaciou...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 10.22.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan reportedly has been tapped to be Kelly Ripa's full-time co-host.

New Jersey Nets Owner Founds Political Party

AP | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Mikhail Prokhorov, a Russian tycoon who also contested the recent presidential election, has founded a political party. Prokhorov tweeted o...

Mikhail Prokhorov: Putin's Controversial Adversary

Elena Ulansky | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Elena Ulansky

Is Mikhail Prokhorov a successful international businessman, an up and coming pro-American Russian politician or an agent of Putin? Only time will tell. But one thing is certain, he is worth watching.

A Real Russian Eminem

AP | SOFIA JAVED | Posted 04.25.2012 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Just over a week before Russia's presidential election, billionaire candidate Mikhail Prokhorov's rapping skills have made him an Inte...

Tycoon Registers For Russian Presidential Race

AP | By LYNN BERRY | Posted 03.26.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov was officially registered as a presidential candidate Wednesday, the only political newcomer allowed t...

Putin Challenger Vows To Pardon Jailed Russian Tycoon

AP | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 12.15.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- The Russian billionaire who plans to challenge Vladimir Putin in Russia's presidential election said Thursday that his first move if elected...

Prokhorov For President?

The New York Times | Posted 12.13.2011 | Sports

MOSCOW -- There were no balloons or streamers at the hastily arranged news conference on Monday where Mikhail D. Prokhorov announced that he would cha...

Putin's Billionaire Challenger

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

MOSCOW — After a week of surprising challenges to his authority, Vladimir Putin faces a new one from one of Russia's richest and most glamorous ...

Beyond the Hype of Jay-Z's Brooklyn Nets Announcement

Norman Oder | Posted 11.27.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

The media turned out in droves Monday for a heavily-managed press conference with Jay-Z in Brooklyn across from the under-construction Barclays Center arena. There wasn't much news.

Russian Tycoon Abandons 'Puppet Kremlin Party'

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 11.15.2011 | World

MOSCOW — One of Russia's richest tycoons abandoned his efforts Thursday to build up a political party and enter parliament, saying he was unwill...

Melo Won't Meet With Nets Owner This Weekend

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov met with Carmelo Anthony in Los Angeles on the same day a spokeswoman for the Russian bil...

Nuggets Agree To Trade With New Jersey; Melo Still Must Approve

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

According to reports on Friday, the Denver Nuggets and New Jersey Nets have tentatively agreed to a deal involving Carmelo Anthony. At this point, th...

Nets Owner Hasn't Changed His Mind On Melo Trade

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE: Despite a spokesman's claims that New Jersey Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov has not changed his mind since putting an end to trade talks with t...

Denver Nuggets on Course to Be "Lebron'd" by Carmelo Anthony

Weston Gentry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Weston Gentry

With the NBA trade deadline looming and their best hope for a legitimate trading partner out of the picture, the Denver Nuggets are running out of time and options with Carmelo Anthony.

Karl Thinks Melo May Be A Nugget All Season

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Nets are apparently in Carmelo Anthony's past. As for the future, is it New York? Denver? Another team?...

What Now?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

On Wednesday the Russian Billionaire owner of the New Jersey Nets quashed the widely-held assumption that the Denver Nuggets were closing in on a deal...

Yo! Russian Magnate Starts Hybrid Car Company

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MOSCOW — The Russian billionaire owner of the New Jersey Nets has introduced a new line of hybrid cars – called "Yo" – that he hopes...

Mark Cuban: Nets Owner A 'P*ssy'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban insulted New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov before Thursday night's game, according to The Last Angry Fan. "He...

"Russian" Back Into Sports Again

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Even outside of the large scale events now coming to Russia, the idea of sport for commerce is growing in ways never before seen.