TAG: Mikhail Prokhorov

NBA / Dec 26, 2013 / 12:30 pm

20 Gifts Santa Should’ve Brought NBA Stars This Year

DeMarcus Cousins

Dwyane Wade (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

The holidays are officially here! ‘Tis the season for snow, holiday cheer and all that other good stuff. For a child, is their any greater moment than waking up early Christmas morning to open up the presents Santa brought the night before? Sentimental memories popping into my head as I write this. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Nov 22, 2013 / 2:00 pm

The 7 Most Eye-Opening Quotes From James Dolan’s NY Post Q&A

Knicks MSG (photo. Instagram/NYKnicks)

Knicks MSG (photo. Instagram/NYKnicks)

Mercurial and media-shy Knicks owner James Dolan spoke with Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post in a rare question and answer session published today. Rather than slog through the whole thing yourself, complete with JD and the Straight Shots references, we culled the seven best quotes from the piece, so you didn’t have to. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Nov 11, 2013 / 5:00 pm

5 Ways James Dolan Can Continue To Hurt The Knicks

J.R. Smith, Madison Square Garden

(photo. Instagram/teamswish)

The titular head of the Knicks, President and CEO of Cablevision Systems Inc. and Executive Chairman of the Madison Square Garden Company, James Dolan, was playing with his rock band — JD and the Straight Shot — last night after the Knicks were blown out by 31 points at the Garden. Dolan promptly guaranteed a victory on Wednesday night. Here are some more moves Dolan can make to hurt his own team. Read More »

NBA / Nov 11, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Parity Forever? How The NBA’s New CBA Changed The Game

Dwight Howard, James Harden

Dwight Howard, James Harden (photo. Instagram/dwighthoward)

We’re early in the season, when every team, except the Knicks, seems chipper and optimistic. Thus far, it seems that this optimism is well placed. For the first time since the 1999 lockout, multiple teams from both the East and West think that they have a solid shot at winning an NBA Championship and, perhaps most importantly, they’re correct. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Sep 17, 2013 / 1:00 am

NBA Clears Nets In Probe After Andrei Kirilenko Signing

Andrei Kirilenko

(photo. Instagram/brooklynnets)

The Brooklyn Nets were investigated by the NBA after surreptitiously agreeing on a deal with Russian free agent Andrei Kirilenko in July. They have now been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to Fred Kerber of the New York Post. Kirilenko inked a deal for substantially less than he would have made if he’d opted-in on the final year of his deal with the Timberwolves, and his surface connection with Brooklyn’s Russian owner, Mikhail Prokhorov, had many league executives whispering about underhanded dealings. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Sep 4, 2013 / 10:00 am

Jay-Z Sells Nets Share To Coach Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd (photo. Instagram/brooklynnets)

The Nets ownership stake Jay-Z bought in for was largely ceremonial. It’s not that .067 percent of the new Brooklyn Nets wasn’t expensive, it cost 500K, it’s that it was dwarfed by the Russian tycoon, Mikhail Prokhorov and the 80 percent majority share he bought in 2008. Now Jay’s fractional ownership stake has passed on to the coach of the team, Jason Kidd. The New York Post reports that HOVA sold his stake to Kidd, conflict of interest be damned. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Aug 27, 2013 / 11:30 am

David Stern Mandated Mikhail Prokhorov & James Dolan Meeting Last Season To Squash NYC Beef

Nets, Knicks

Knicks & Nets Fans (photo. Instagram/nyknicks & Instagram/brooklynnets)

New York City is embroiled in a basketball renaissance with the Nets moving to Brooklyn and acquiring Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett this off-season and the Knicks winning their first postseason series since 2000. But they haven’t been playing nice in the press, and NBA commissioner David Stern has taken steps to squash any festering animosity between the team’s owners. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jul 19, 2013 / 11:45 pm

Mikhail Prokhorov On His New Look Nets: “I Have Done What I Can” & “I Am a Man of Results”

Mikhail Prokhorov (photo. Instagram/the_snow_effect)

Mikhail Prokhorov (photo. Instagram/the_snow_effect)

Mikhail Prokhorov might be the closest thing the NBA has to an owner who can compete with Chuck Norris levels of hyperbole. The Russian billionaire laughs in the face of $80 million in luxury taxes for his new team, and says he feels no pressure because “I’ve done what I can,” reports the New York Post. Read More »

2013 Free Agency, NBA, Video / Jul 18, 2013 / 11:15 pm

Watch Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce & Jason Terry As They’re Formally Introduced To Brooklyn

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Brooklyn Nets general manager, Billy King, owner, Mikhail Prokhorov and coach Jason Kidd were on hand at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn today to formally welcome the addition of former-Celtics stars, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to their star-studded team. Read More »

Smack / Apr 18, 2013 / 11:05 pm

Jay-Z Issues Statement About the Nets; Skylar Diggins Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant; Rip Hamilton Shows Off Two U-Hauls-Worth of Kicks

jay-z brooklyn nets

There were no NBA games last night as we all take a breather before the playoffs start Saturday. That doesn’t mean the NBA universe was dormant though as front offices made moves and social media buzzed …

Remember when Jay-Z dropped a fired up “Open Letter” last week to address things that were pissing him off, including the attention he was getting for selling his stake in the Brooklyn Nets in order to become a sports agent? Yesterday afternoon he took a more even-keeled approach with the image you see above and the following post on his Life + Times platform to talk about his move and his relationship with the franchise: Read More »