In the realm of attitude and commitment, let's recall new team majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov's days in what New York Times sports business reporter Richard Sandomir referred to as "Russia's frenetic transformation to capitalism” and Michael D.D. White's clarified as just another form of special privilege.
"Have you ever given a bribe?" Bloomberg reporter Ryan Chilcote asked Prokhorov during a Bloomberg TV profile aired in March.
"It was like, 15 years ago, last time," Prokhorov responds, his syntax indicating it wasn't a first.
Prokhorov and his partners have more subtle and legal ways of achieving influence these days.
Then again, the Ridge Hill scandal is still a mystery.