The YES Network's Sarah Kustok's fascinating interview with Michael Prokhorov had interesting bits:
The idea for a five year plan for the Nets was inspired by Vladimir Lenin's Five Year Plans in the early days of the Soviet Union. He then noted, wryly, that he hoped and expected that the Brooklyn version would be more successful.
He was particularly proud to have Andrei Kirilenko on the team, remembering as a young pup in Moscow.
His excitement about Jason Kidd as head coach? "He's very tough with a great desire to win" -- one of those guys who might have nine broken fingers and still play to win.
His reaction when presented with the Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett trade. "Hell yes."
Did he have any qualms about paying the luxury tax triggered by those trades? A mischievous smile and then, "Hell no."
But others compared Kirilenko to other characters:
— Chloe Murray⚡ (@chlo_sarah) November 2, 2013
Andrei kirilenko looks like a bald eagle. Tell me he doesnt.. please.
— dahmer (@sloppydomz) November 2, 2013
— BallDontLie (@BallDontLie585) November 2, 2013
— † Ang † (@Angelo_iudici) November 2, 2013
Is it just me or does Kirilenko look like Dolph Lungren??
— Darth Vader (@IGotU_Sidelined) November 2, 2013
Think I liked Andrei Kirilenko's hair better when he looked like Ivan Drago from Rocky IV instead of this Oasis cut. "I must break you."
— Rob (@RobCabrera) November 2, 2013
@KFCBarstool Andrei Kirilenko looks exactly like Lord Farquaad from shrek. Same exact chin
— Brendan Roberts (@TheRealBobRobs) November 2, 2013
Kirilenko look like son from that throwback movie "the people under the stairs" pic.twitter.com/NoSRH9jPuY
— Celeb Dibiase (@DatDudeDibi) November 2, 2013
— Danny (@PortugalBoy) October 30, 2013
— dan kim (@dancamby) October 30, 2013
— Aaron (@AaronYadgaroff) October 30, 2013
I'm Getting Goosebumps Omgggg #NETS
— Brandon (@Detresss) October 30, 2013
Paul Pierce hits the first basket for the #Nets and Celtics fans everywhere mourn.
— Skooba Gooding Jr. (@sku_b) October 30, 2013
Is Deron Williams' headband a sign of him accepting the fact that he's losing his hair? #Nets
— Gander (@GanderRo14) October 30, 2013
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In addition, for six games, $3 from each each ticket will go to help a local charity helping to recover from Sandy. The Schedule:
Monday, July 1 – Coney Island Night to benefit ConeyRecovers.org.
Monday, July 8 – Gerritsen Beach / Sheepshead Bay Night to benefit Gerritsen Cares.
Monday, July 22 – Nassau County Night to benefit the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund.
Monday, July 29 – Red Hook Night to benefit the Red Hook Initiative.
Monday, Aug. 19 – Staten Island Night to benefit The Stephen Siller Foundation.
Monday, Aug. 26 – Breezy Point / Rockaway Night to benefit The Graybeards.