Mikhail Prokhorov not selling Nets for now?

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Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has ended his agreement with investment bank Evercore Partners, who he hired to explore a sale of the team, banking sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday. Prokhorov, who owns 80 percent of the team and 45 percent of Barclays Center, hired the bank in January to take offers on the heels of Steve Ballmer’s $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers. But in recent days, the idea that the team would be sold in the very-near future didn’t seem likely.

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Owner Mikhail Prokhorov and his search committee were in town this week to conduct interviews, talking with up to 10 prospective candidates. They’re having a second round of interviews, and — after a brief return to Russia — they could hold even more next week and have a GM in place before Wednesday’s opening of their new $50 million HSS Training Center in Industry City. “We’ve finished our first round of homework, now we’re onto the second — the short list,’’ Prokhorov told ESPN after Wednesday’s game.
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