Prokorohov To Be In New York For Next Three #Nets Games

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Brooklyn Nets majority owner, Mikhail Prokhorov, said he planned on being around his team a bit more this season.

Now, it sounds as though he will be in attendance at the “Battle of the Borough’s Part II,” as it has been learned that he will be in New York City for the next three Nets home games.

That means he’ll be in town to see his team battle the Golden State Warriors on Friday, the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, and yes, the New York Knicks on Dec. 11…

From Tim Bontemps of The New York Post

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov will get his chance to see the Knicks in person after all.   

Prokhorov’s publicist told The Post the Russian billionaire is scheduled to attend the next three home games for the Nets: Friday night against the Warriors, Sunday night against the Bucks and Tuesday night against the Knicks.

Prokhorov originally was scheduled to attend the opening three games of the year, including the season opener against the Knicks on national television on Nov. 1. But after the game was postponed because of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Prokhorov only made it for the first two games of the season in Brooklyn — against the Raptors on Nov. 3 and the Timberwolves on Nov. 5 — and wasn’t able to attend when the postponed Knicks game was rescheduled to Nov. 26.

Prokhorov, who playfully has poked fun at Knicks owner James Dolan, will get a chance to host Dolan at Barclays Center. At the ribbon-cutting for the building on Sept. 21, was asked if Dolan would be in attendance at the season opener.

“I have sent him an invitation already,” Prokhorov said with a smile. “I’m still waiting for the answer.”

Prokhorov repeatedly has said he plans on coming to “at least 25 percent” of the team’s home games this season, meaning at least 10, and then additional games assuming the Nets make the playoffs. If he makes this trip as scheduled, it would mean Prokhorov would have been in attendance for five of the team’s first 12 home games in Brooklyn.