Russia Today has a video up of prospective Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov who is talking publicly since it was announced that he had purchased the team last week. In the clip, Prokhorov talks about establishing “links” between Russia and the United States.
This is no surprise. There has already been a lot of speculation of what Prokhorov and his connections to Euroleague clubs like CSKA could mean for the Nets and the NBA. A recent Yahoo report even implied that the Nets, with Prokohorov’s influence, could be interested in Russian and Lithuanian legends Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis. The fact that Prokhorov is already talking about linking the two countries is very telling.