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Nets owner's goal: Title within five years

Updated: May 19, 2010, 12:55 AM ET
ESPNNewYork.com

Mikhail Prokhorov doesn't envision any more 12-win seasons for the New Jersey Nets.

The Russian billionaire said Tuesday in a video message to fans that he sees the franchise's fortunes turning quickly.

"How fast can we build a championship team? If everything goes as planned, I expect us to be in the playoffs next season and [win a] championship in one year minimum, and maximum in five years," said Prokhorov, approved May 11 as majority owner of the Nets.

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