Mikhail Prokhorov backs off his five-year marriage promise… kind of

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov sits down with Charlie Rose of 60 Minutes, both at CBS Studios and in Prokhorov’s box at Barclays Center, to talk Nets, head coach Jason Kidd, and the future of Russian politics, noting that political operations are his primary day-to-day work. He also shares his thoughts on Edward Snowden, and how Snowden is representative of the sharp divide in foreign relations between Russia and the United States.

Prokhorov, when asked about his promise to punish himself by getting married within five years of buying the Nets if the Nets don’t win a championship, told Rose the promise was “a joke,” but quickly backed off, saying “Just for the time being, I’m not looking for the wife.” Call it confidence in his team.

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