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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Starting Five: Brooklyn's billionaire owner

By Mike Mazzeo

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s net worth is at $10.9 billion, according to Forbes.

That makes him tied for the 109th-richest person on the planet.

Forbes valued Prokhorov’s NBA franchise at $780 million back in January, nearly four times what he paid for them back in 2010.

Last year, Prokhorov’s net worth was reportedly $13 million.

The 48-year-old Russian has certainly put a lot of his money into the Nets, who will have a payroll of around $190 million by the end of the season.

Question: What do you think of Prokhorov as an owner? Let us know in the comments section below.

Stat of the night: If the Nets beat the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night, they will move one game over .500 for the first time this season.

In case you missed it: Kevin Garnett is a game-time decision Wednesday night, but the Nets did just fine without him against the Chicago Bulls.

Up next: Nets vs. Grizzlies Wednesday night at Barclays Center