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September 25, 2009

Russian Tycoon's Bid For NBA's Nets Examined

All Things Considered (NPR)

Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov has agreed to buy a controlling interest in the New Jersey Nets basketball team. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis says the NBA has to vet Prokhorov's bid, but his 2007 arrest at a French ski resort in connection with ferrying in prostitutes is likely to be the main red flag. Prokhorov was not charged for that incident.

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NoLandGrab: Stefan Fatsis mentions the "ton of anger" the Atlantic Yards project has engendered — a far cry from the "tiny opposition" claimed (falsely, of course) by the Daily News's editorial board.

Posted by eric at September 25, 2009 8:38 PM