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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 11:00 am  |  9 responses

Nets to Hold Open Practice in Russia

The Nets are flying across the pond to meet up with all of their new Russian friends. From the NY Times: “Mikhail D. Prokhorov and the Nets are wasting little time in doing their part to solidify a relationship between the N.B.A. and Russia. With the N.B.A. set to announce the opening of an office in Moscow on Thursday, the day that the United States plays Russia in the quarterfinals of the FIBA world championships in Istanbul, the Nets have made plans for a brief stopover in the Russian capital before heading to China for two exhibition games next month. Although their full Russian itinerary is not finished, the Nets plan to hold an open practice and a basketball clinic for 3,000 children. Basketball is the third-most popular team sport in the country, behind ice hockey and soccer. Prokhorov, a Russian and the first businessman from outside the United States to own an N.B.A. team, expressed interest in establishing a link between the Nets and Russia before he bought a majority stake in the organization in May. The Nets’ visit and the new N.B.A. office are part of the league’s efforts to expand its international profile.”

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  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    The Nets are not a team to show off when you’re trying to win over fans.

  • pk

    in soviet russia basketball trains you

  • Hussman25

    The Nets must break you!

  • Andrew

    LA Huey, the Nets are owned by a Russian guy, Prokhorov, and he’s the one who wanted to hold an open practice in Russia. The fact they are not a team to show off has nothing to do with anything.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    In Soviet Russia, practice holds you!

  • http://www.slamonline.com niQ

    But of course.

  • http://nbaforum.net Holy Karron

    Slam I do recall a cover with da nets gettin a chip in 2001 classic slam mag but dont sleep on them boys from jersey they have solid peaces

  • CONEY ISLANDER

    THEY SHOULD START RECRUITING OVER THERE, DID YOU GUYS SEE THEIR NATIONAL TEAM?! STRAIGHT GOONS! LOL

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    mmmmm…. Redbull&Vodka!!! btw lol to pk and Anton..

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