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Prokhorov has no interest in Islanders

8/2/2011

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s position remains the same.

“He has no interest in purchasing another sports team at this time,” Prokhorov’s spokeswoman confirmed as much in an e-mail to ESPN NewYork.com.

Which means, at least for now, he has no interest in moving the Islanders to Brooklyn.

The Nets are slated to move to the $1 billion Barclays Center in Brooklyn in 2012-13.

“The Barclays Center will have an ice rink that can support professional hockey,” Nets CEO Brett Yormark said in a statement. “Due to the venue’s design, the capacity for hockey would be several thousand seats less than for basketball. While we hope to explore hockey opportunities in the future, our primary focus is to build the best sports and entertainment venue in the world.”