Will the Nets be caught in the crossfire of a Russia-U.S. Cold-ish War?

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN AWARDS FOR SERVICE TO RUSSIA

UPDATE: U.S. ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment, the company that owns the Brooklyn Nets, released this statement this morning: ‚ÄúPreliminary discussions with the NBA were held in spring, 2013 and, at that time, the League indicated its willingness to work with us in the event we needed to reregister the ownership vehicle of the Nets as […]

Hello Potash: Prokhorov procure world’s biggest potash miner

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has his hands in just about every jar, and now he’s got control of the world’s biggest potash stash. Prokhorov, in conjunction with Russian fertilizer tycoon Dmitry Mazepin, is picking up nearly 22 percent of the potash fertilizer company Uralkali from Suleyman Kerimov. The deal comes shortly after Uralkali’s chief […]

NBA school principal David Stern tells annoying Nets-Knicks owners to cut the pranks

NBA school principal David Stern tells annoying Nets-Knicks owners to cut the pranks

If you are a fan of either the New York Knicks or the Brooklyn Nets, you should know one thing: the two teams don’t like each other. As has been the case ever since Mikhail Prokhorov purchased the New Jersey Nets back in 2010, the hatred between the crosstown rivals extends right up to the […]

Nets preseason, New York’s Marquee team, Robert Parish’s advice to Paul Pierce, and more: Morning Shootaround

Joe Johnson, J.R. Smith

Looking at Brooklyn Nets news and notes from around the web: The Nets officially released their preseason schedule a couple of weeks ago, but I hadn’t seen it until this morning. One team they’ll play twice is none other than the Boston Celtics: once home, once away. My guess? Don’t expect Pierce or Kevin Garnett […]

Prokhorov moving Nets to Russia… Kind of

Mikhail Prokhorov

Russian billionaire playboy oligarch/Brooklyn Nets owner/heli-skiier/rapper/politician Mikhail Prokhorov received permission from the NBA to relocate the Nets ownership vehicle to Russia, a move that will allow him to comply with a new Russian law that bans some Russian officials from owning assets abroad. Prokhorov ran for Russian President while owner of the Nets in 2012 […]