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.
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