Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Prokhorov, Stern to meet next week
By Mike Mazzeo
Mikhail Prokhorov is coming to the Big Apple.
The Nets owner will meet with NBA commissioner David Stern in New York next week, Stern said Tuesday.
“He'll be in New York next week. Whether he is gonna physically be there for [the Board of Governors] vote, I'm not sure, but I hope so,” Stern said, according to the New York Post.
At the Board of Governors vote, which will take place April 12 or 13, the NBA owners will approve the Nets’ move to Brooklyn and their name change (New Jersey to Brooklyn Nets).
Prokhorov had been pre-occupied trying to win the presidential election in his native Russia, and has yet to attend a game this season.
He did attend nine last season, of which, the Nets won seven.
The Nets are 7-19 at home in 2011-12.
No word if Prokhorov will attend a game at the Prudential Center before the Nets move to the $1 billion Barclays Center.