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Quote of the Day: Prokhorov’s still waiting for Dolan to RSVP

Sep 22, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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Mikhail Prokhorov has deliberately stoked up a fire between himself and James Dolan. The Nets want to take over basketball in New York and are using the confrontational, outsiders-invading tactic, stirring up trouble and taking pot shots. This goes all the way back to the summer of 2010 when Prokhorov and the Nets were putting up billboards outside of MSG while the Knicks were hosting the top free agents. It’s continued all the way through the Nets’ arrival in Brooklyn, and it doesn’t look to stop soon.

Prokhorov has a lot of fun ribbing the other owners, like Mark Cuban about the free agency track meet with Deron Williams, but most especially Dolan. The Knicks, for their part, haven’t commented on anything. In part because their strategy is to act above the Nets in every regard, and maintain their credibility as the “flagship franchise” of the NBA (that hasn’t won a title in forty years). But Prokhorov is not without generosity. In fact, he’d love for Mr. Dolan to come on down to Brooklyn to enjoy the new Barclays Center when Prokhorov’s Nets host the Knicks in the two teams’ NBA season opener. He’s just waiting for a yes.

 

This whole thing is going to be so much fun.

  1. onbucky96 - Sep 22, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    This dude should replace Stern as Supreme Overlord of Hoops.

  2. nbascreed - Sep 22, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    I love the owners who get that above all professional sports is ENTERTAINMENT first. These guys with personalities (feigned or real) make for good story lines and buildup. I like it!!!

  3. eugenesaxe - Sep 22, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Dolan doesn’t need any help to look bad, but all help is appreciated.

  4. namaths5thofwhiskey - Sep 22, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Knicks haven’t won a title in over 40 years ey? ok… Nets have never won a title. lol

    • deadeyedesign23 - Sep 23, 2012 at 1:29 PM

      The last time the Knicks won an NBA title the Nets were still in the ABA.

  5. themanchine - Sep 22, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Actually, the New Jersey Nets did win an ABA title. LAWYERED.

    • knightrider1755 - Sep 24, 2012 at 1:14 PM

      The Nets won 2 ABA titles.

  6. rotaylla - Sep 22, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    Lest l forgot..Was,nt the NBA the old ABA??? If yes then….

  7. jtmmack - Sep 22, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Who really gives a crap owners should just sit in the back drop and write the checks and let the coaches coach and more importantlt let the players play. None of his dumb comments will get wins just shut up.

  8. drubeatz - Sep 23, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    This reminds me of the NY Jets coach (I forget his name) talking smack about the G-Men. That got him nowhere. Now he’s all humbled by their recent successes. All you have to do is win, talk is cheap. I’m a Nets fan and I appreciate what the owner is doing. But he needs to stop with the yacking and win some games. Can I get an amen?

    • cmehustle - Sep 23, 2012 at 8:32 PM

      Yea, dont compare us to the Jets B. Well, maybe but dont compare the Knicks to the Giants.

      • knightrider1755 - Sep 24, 2012 at 1:17 PM

        You can compare the Knicks to the Mets and the Rangers and even the Liberty.

    • knightrider1755 - Sep 24, 2012 at 1:19 PM

      BTW, all of them are owned by Dolan.

  9. freeagentsignee - Sep 28, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Go Mikhail!

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