A Russian news report says an intelligence agent charged by the United States in the hacking of half a billion Yahoo user accounts worked at an investment bank owned by billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who also owns the Brooklyn Nets basketball team. The report Saturday in the respected business newspaper Kommersant cited a source as saying Igor Sushchin worked for Renaissance Capital as a security director. The newspaper cited Renaissance Capital as saying Sushchin’s employment was ended on Thursday, the day after the U.S. Justice Department announced its case. The report did not say if the company knew he was an intelligence agent.
December 14, 2017 | 7:11 pm EST Update
Michael Wallace: Bickerstaff simply cut to the chase about Grizzlies’ predicament entering Friday/Sat back-to-back: “You wake up in the morning and you’ve got two choices – you can fight or you can run. Our backs are against the wall. We’ve got nothing to lose. I expect us to come out and fight.”
Mike Trudell: Cavs coach Ty Lue said Dwyane Wade is available to play tonight (he missed Cleveland’s last game with knee soreness).
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas will have his No. 2 jersey retired by the University of Washington. “God is good. God is GREAT,” Thomas posted to his social media accounts Thursday evening.