Friday, November 13, 2009

ESPN's Stein: Prokhorov wants the Nets no matter what

Following up a previous mention, ESPN.com's Marc Stein writes:
It is unquestionably true that Mikhail Prokhorov's deal to buy the Nets includes a very crucial clause that enables him to walk away if the Nets' move to Brooklyn falls through. What we've heard, though, is that he's so geeked about the idea of owning an NBA team (as well as a prominent U.S.-based business) that he easily could renegotiate the price down if Brooklyn falls through and assume control of the Nets for less money even if the franchise can't extricate itself from New Jersey.
As I've suggested, whatever the lure of a new Brooklyn arena, the scarcest commodity is the team.

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