Ettore Messina Rumors

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In an email, Silver wrote that Prokhorov “and his partner, Dmitry Razumov, have told me that they intend to be more involved in the management of the franchise throughout the transition and moving forward.” When Prokhorov first appeared as a rescue operator for Bruce C. Ratner’s cash-starved ownership in New Jersey, he was described by Ettore Messina, a former CSKA coach, as a hands-off owner. “He says, ‘I select the specialists, they do their job, and at the end I evaluate,’ ” said Messina, now an assistant coach on Popovich’s San Antonio staff and perhaps a contender for the Nets job next season. “In the four years I was there, he never made a call on basketball.”
Storyline: Nets Front Office