Mikhail Prokhorov Rumors
Russian media report that authorities have launched a criminal investigation into RBC, the independent media company owned by Mikhail Prokhorov. This comes less than a month after security forces raided ONEXIM, the Prokhorov holding company in Moscow.
The Nets are almost sure to be active in the international market — with Marks, Atkinson and assistant GM Trajan Langdon having played a combined two decades in Europe, and Mikhail Prokhorov having owned CSKA Moscow.
The Nets parent company, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment announced Wednesday that ESL, the world’s largest esports company, will bring the East Coast’s largest esports tournament to Barclays Center in October. ESports are online video game competitions. Now, as esports grows, big tournaments will be conducted live in large venues like Barclays. Barclays Center will play host to a US$250,000 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition, with more games joining the tournament’s lineup to be announced in the coming weeks. Esports has become a top priority for BS&E, Mikhail Prokhorov’s “mother ship” for sports and entertainment, particularly CEO Brett Yormark.
Mikhail Prokhorov’s Moscow-based spokesperson, Ellen Pinchuk, has reiterated the Nets owner’s position that he intends to hang on the team. “He has no plans to sell the team.” Pinchuk told the Post’s Page Six.