Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 at 2:34 pm  |  8 responses

Kiki Vandeweghe Won’t Be Back as Nets GM

Since Mikhail Prokhorov became owner of the Nets, he’s made it clear that he’ll be bringing more than a few changes to the franchise. Makes sense, since there’s no way the Nets are winning a ‘chip in five years the way things are currently going. This morning at a meeting with reporters, the Russian billionaire made clear that GM Kiki Vandeweghe, who helped put together this bunch of winners, will not be a carry over during the regime change. The Star-Ledger has the scoop: “Kiki Vandeweghe’s days as Nets general manager are numbered. New owner Mikhail Prokhorov said as much this morning in a brunch with reporters, when the subject of management was raised. Asked specifically about Vandeweghe, Prokhorov replied ‘His contract is up, and I wish him luck.’”

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  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    “His contract is up, and I wish him luck.” DAMN this Russian cat is cold!

  • LA Huey

    ^Agreed. I hope the Nets become a team that you love to hate because their owner seems to fit that mold.

  • AL29

    I like this a lot. I think more NBA teams need ruthless owners who are quick the pull the plug on failed front office staff, while committing the money and effort required to make their teams competitive. Now if only he could purchase the Clippers, Warriors, Sixers and Raptors.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2010/03/paul-pierce-and-the-celtics-hearing-boos/ L

    Jeez hes gonna run a tight ship. I cant wait to see what he does to the Nets next year!

  • The Philosopher

    Catherine The Great is rolling in her grave.

  • Yesse

    Nothing personal, only business.

  • http://joe_c_jr@att.net Joe

    I will go for the obligatory Drago quote… if he dies, he dies.

  • http://www.twitter.com/retepadam RetepAdam

    Kiki’s getting off light.