One Robert Windrem, described as a senior investigative producer for NBC News and a Nets season ticket holder.
Simply describing him as a "Nets season ticket holder" is just a tad inadequate. He's also Net Income, the ubiquitous, prolific pseudonymous main editor of the NetsDaily web site. (He also comments on this and other sites as "Bobbo.")
And Net Income was the first person to describe Prokhorov as "the most interesting man in the world," the term that Windrem as Windrem enthusiastically uses in his lead today:
Who is Mikhail Prokhorov? That’s easy. He is the most interesting man in the world!What's missing
described as "a 65-year-old New York-based television producer anxious to keep his old- and new-media identities separate"?
But he's revealed himself in hints and in his own 3/25/10 tweet, shown at left.
In his distinguished professional career, Windrem's covered everything from international terrorism to nuclear proliferation, mainly for NBC News. Now he's also a Research Fellow at the NYU Center on Law and Security.
Missing the point
Windrem writes today of Prokhorov:
He owns an NBA team – the New Jersey Nets -- and part of a billion-dollar arena being built in Brooklyn. His business partner in both is the rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z. He’s received medals from the presidents of Russia and France and met U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the latter of whom suggested he’d like to play with Prokhorov in any pickup basketball game.Actually, his main business partner is Bruce Ratner, CEO of Forest City Ratner.
Ratner faced a Dec. 31 deadline to sell $500 million in federally guaranteed bonds to build the Nets’ arena, to be called Barclays Center.The bonds are tax-exempt, but not federally guaranteed.
NetIncome stated 7/31/11 on NetsDaily:
I have met numerous people associated with the Nets, all the way up to the Big Russian and Ratner. They respect the site and have asked to meet with me.Shouldn't that, as well as Windrem's role as site editor, been mentioned?
After all, if, as Windrem writes today, Prokhorov's "reception from long-suffering fans long-suffering bordered on obeisance," Net Income surely had a role.