TNT to Air Exclusive Sit-Down Interview with New Jersey Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov
Interview with TNT and NBA TV’s David Aldridge to air Tonight, Wednesday, May 19 during NBA Tip-Off at 8 p.m. (ET)
The new owner of the New Jersey Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov, sat down with TNT and NBA TV Insider David Aldridge in one of his first interviews since becoming owner of the Nets. The exclusive interview will air on TNT tonight, Wednesday, May 19 during NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com which gets underway at 8 p.m. (ET) prior to the network’s exclusive coverage of Game #2 between the Phoenix Suns @ Los Angeles Lakers at 9 p.m. (ET). Highlights of the interview will also appear on NBA TV and NBA.com.
During the interview, Prokhorov discussed how he will persuade the top free agents to join the Nets, the great lengths he will go to help the Nets be successful and what Nets’ President Rod Thorn’s role with the team will be, and many other topics. Please click on the following link to view highlights from the interview: Mikhail Prokhorov Interview with David Aldridge
Prokhorov on the sales pitch he will use on LeBron James and the league’s other top free agents to join the Nets: “We have two competitive advantages. We’re creating history practically from scratch. It’s very exciting and our desire to win is really great. Our second competitive advantage in being the first foreign owner is to create a really global team with fans all around the world. I feel pretty sure to persuade the very best of the best that the Nets is the place they need to be.”
Prokhorov on what kind of owner he will be: “I have my business model and it’s very simple. Hire all the best people I can and I never interfere with the day to day business. I give staff the right to make mistakes, it’s very important. I never lose my cool. It’s my day to day practice. I can blame only myself on whatever happens.”
Prokhorov on whether he will keep Nets’ President Rod Thorn: “Regarding Rod Thorn, we want to keep him on. He’s a great guy, he’s one of the best in the league.”