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Old 12-07-2009, 03:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Gurk View Post
There is a significant difference between someone wanting something and someone getting something. Just cuz he wants Maurizio doesn't mean he will get him
It depends what type of owner he will be. Will he be a hands-off owner or owner like Mark Cuban who has his finger prints all over the club. Prokhorov is an avid basketball fan, and also owns a share of CSKA Moscow. For the Nets, he will not be a minority owner like JAYZ, he will be the majority stakeholder:

"According to the agreement, entities formed by Prokhorov's group will invest $200 million and make funding commitments to acquire 80 percent of the NBA team, 45 percent of the arena project and the right to buy up to 20 percent of the Atlantic Yards Development Co., which will develop the non-arena real estate."

Dude will have majority control of the NETS. If he gives Maurizio the promotion for General Manager, with a big Italian Community a stone throw away, you don't think Maurizio will accept?
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