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Sean Marks: The First 367 Days

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Sean Marks: The First 367 Days Almost one year ago today — February 18th, 2016 — Sean Marks was hired as the Brooklyn Nets’ next general manager. With the Nets, Marks inherited a franchise with possibly the bleakest future in the entire NBA, suffering a draining of assets rarely seen in professional sports. With no […]

Nets GM interviews expected to begin this week

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With less than two weeks until the trade deadline, the Nets will begin the process of interviewing candidates for their vacant general manager position, according to a report from Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com. The Nets are expected to interview at least four outside candidates: Bryan Colangelo, the former Toronto Raptors & Phoenix Suns general manager; […]

Nets Rumors: Prokhorov eyeing Russian replacement for Billy King

Andrey Vatutin

Last May, ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported that there were serious rumblings of an extension for Nets general manager Billy King, the architect of a Nets team that produced one playoff series win in three years in Brooklyn (soon to be four) despite high expectations and higher luxury tax bills. Today, a Eurohoops report indicated that […]

Report: Mikhail Prokhorov to buy Nassau Coliseum

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Mikhail Prokhorov has plans to purchase Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum from Forest City Ratner, the current minority owner of the Brooklyn Nets, according to Long Island Business News. Forest City Ratner owns 20 percent of the Nets franchise and 55 percent of Barclays Center, and rumors that Prokhorov will purchase the full share of the […]

Mikhail Prokhorov talks business, wooing women, and the Nets

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Mikhail Prokhorov let GQ into a sliver of his life in a recent interview over e-mail, which includes six hours of sleep and two hours of exercise each day, a few big decisions a week, and his dream of bringing Russian president Vladimir Putin and U.S. president Barack Obama together in a Barclays Center suite […]

Is anyone going to buy a piece of the Nets?

Brook Lopez with Nets minority owner Bruce Ratner (right) in 2012. (AP)

Forest City Ratner has a little more time to find its way out of the Nets. Per a forbearance pact signed in 2013, the real estate development company and former majority/current minority owner of the Nets franchise had until today (August 12) to sell its shares in the Nets or pay: either $31.3 million to […]

Report: Nets sale “a mess,” canceled by banking firm

Recently, Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and wealth management firm Evercore Partners terminated a partnership by which Evercore was facilitating the sale of the Nets. Forbes goes a little more in detail about the fallout, saying that the partnership was terminated by Evercore — because Prokhorov refused to sell anything but a minority share of […]

Report: Mikhail Prokhorov Cuts Firm Exploring Nets Sale

Mikhail Prokhorov answers questions Monday night.

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov hasn’t found a buyer yet through investment bank Evercore Partners and has cut ties with the firm, according to an ESPN report. His relationship with Evercore was first reported in January. Prokhorov reportedly hired the firm in order to seek out potential buyers of his majority stake in the Nets, […]