Mikhail Prokhorov Rumors
Businesses owned by Prokhorov, owner of U.S. basketball team the Brooklyn Nets, have come under intense official scrutiny in the past few weeks, with officials in ski masks searching some of their offices in Moscow in April as part of a tax fraud investigation. Another of Prokhorov’s assets, the RBC media holding, has reported on the inner circle of Russian President Vladimir Putin and their financial interests – a taboo subject for much of Russia’s media. The Kremlin denies that the investigation is politically-motivated.
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.