As Kremlin Ties Turn Frosty, Oligarch Nets Owner Buys Up Brooklyn

  • Prokhorov’s media company drew Kremlin ire with coverage
  • U.S. share of billionaire’s holdings grows as Russia shrinks

Mikhail Prokhorov.

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On April 13, as his Brooklyn Nets were wrapping up a dismal season with a defeat at the hands of second-stringers from the Toronto Raptors -- their 61st loss in 82 games -- owner Mikhail Prokhorov left his box before the final buzzer sounded. That may have been the high point of his evening. 

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