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Prokhorov turns Nets into contenders

Nets owner backs up his bravado, lands KG and Pierce in draft-night blockbuster

Updated: June 28, 2013, 12:25 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Maybe Mikhail Prokhorov figured it out on his own. Maybe on the trip from Moscow to the NBA, he did not need to hear what a Broadway producer named James Nederlander once told his partner, George Steinbrenner, about putting on a show in New York.

"It's a star-vehicle town," Nederlander assured Steinbrenner after the young shipbuilder left Cleveland to take the wheel of a sinking ocean liner.

Steinbrenner's Yankees set the big-city standard for pursuing big-ticket talent, ...

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