Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is not exactly a hands on guy. He believes in hiring somebody that he trusts and leaves them to do their job. He expects results, but he won’t mircro-manage too much along the way. That’s why he hasn’t been to a Nets game since he was at their home opener against the Miami Heat back on Nov. 1. Many have wondered where he was when they were looking especially bad, but that’s just not his way.
That’s why it is a bit newsworthy that Prokhorov’s spokesperson confirmed that he will be on hand on Thursday when the Nets play the Atlanta Hawks in London’s O2 Arena.
There is going to be a lot for reporters to ask him about starting with Jason Kidd‘s performance (someone might ask about the cup incident), Kidd’s “reassigning” Lawrence Frank, and what he thinks about the teams overall performance. Of course, reporters will ask him if he regrets the trade with the Celtics that brought in Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Even if he did regret it, what’s he going to really say? Same thing goes for the injuries, they’ll come up, but it’s going to be some stock answer.
The really big question, to me, would be what will happen to the Nets if they don’t make the playoffs?