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June 15, 2010

Prudential Center tour might get Mikhail Prokhorov thinking Nets belong in Newark -- long-term

The Star-Ledger
by Steve Politi

Mikhail Prokhorov got his first look yesterday at the Prudential Center in Newark, the Nets' interim home for at least the next two years.

Maybe there is a very good reason his new partners, the ones who needed his billions to make their boondoggle Brooklyn project a reality, decided to wait so long to take the oligarch to the Rock.

Maybe they didn’t want him to see it.

Prokhorov isn’t the second richest man in Russia for making poor business decisions. You had to wonder, as he walked through the pristine building and shot 3-pointers with the city’s charismatic mayor, if the thought at least popped into his sizable noggin.

I’m paying how many rubles to build a new arena in Brooklyn when this place is already here?!

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Posted by eric at June 15, 2010 9:53 AM