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Carlesimo has Prokhorov's trust and a win in debut

Updated: December 29, 2012, 10:09 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Skiing in Canada is postponed. Mikhail Prokhorov's new agenda calls for lunch with his basketball coach.

Prokhorov can always reschedule his vacation. Fixing his team couldn't wait.

So the Brooklyn Nets owner fired Avery Johnson, made P.J. Carlesimo the team's interim coach, and put aside pleasure for business.

Prokhorov flew to New York and watched the Nets hand the Charlotte Bobcats their 17th straight loss, 97-81 on Friday. He and Carlesimo will meet Saturday ...

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