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Prokhorov to Move Nets Business to Russia

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov announced he is moving ahead with plans to transfer the company that runs the team to Russia.

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WNYC News

Putin Wins Russian Presidency, but Prokhorov Wins in Northeast US

Monday, March 05, 2012

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia on Sunday, but Northeast-area Russians preferred another man for the job: Mikhail Prokhorov.

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The Takeaway

Two Prominent Russians to Challenge Putin

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A week after allegations of election fraud sent thousands of Russians into the streets chanting "Russia without Putin," two prominent men have stepped forward to challenge Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in next year's presidential election. Mikhail Prokhorov, a billionaire oligarch best known to Americans as the owner of the New Jersey Nets, and Alexsei Kudrin, a former finance minister who was fired after publicly clashing with President Dmirti Medvedev, have both announced their candidacies. Prokhorov, who said the decision to run was the most serious of his life, said he would offer his political platform in coming weeks.

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WNYC News

Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov to Challenge Putin for Russian Presidency

Monday, December 12, 2011

One of Russia's richest men and the owner of the New Jersey Nets says he'll take on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the presidential election in March.

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WNYC News

Nets to Change Name, and May Not Use 'Brooklyn'

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A team spokesman confirms that the team submitted an application to change its name. But the spokesman wouldn’t specify what the desired name would be or whether it would use “Brooklyn” or “New York” as the geographic name.

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