Nets’ Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Puts Pressure on the Players


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Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has helped put together an impressive roster, at least on paper, and says it is time for the players to hold up their end of the bargain.

With the additions of players like Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, and Andre Kirilenko, the team’s payroll is hovering around $100 million. That will result in over $80 in tax as well.

When he purchased the team in 2010, he declared that he wanted to win a championship in five years or under. Now that they have assembled a roster that resembles an All-Star team, he wants to see results.

“When I bought the team, I promised to create a championship contender, a team worthy of Brooklyn,” Prokhorov said via the New York Post. “I’ll be proud when we win the championship. I’m not a man of procedure. I’m a man of results.”

“I have done what I can do,” he added. “Now I think it is right time for the team to do the rest.”

Along with a slew of new players, the team also hired former Knicks point guard Jason Kidd as their head coach. Kidd retired from the NBA earlier this offseason and has zero head coaching experience on any level.

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