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Friday, August 12th, 2011 at 9:20 am  |  5 responses

Mikhail Prokhorov Thinks He Can Be Russia’s Prime Minister


Running the New Jersey Nets is clearly not stimulating enough for Mikhail Prokhorov, as he looks to expand his political influence and clout back home in Russia (not letting his lack of experience get in the way.) From the NY Times: “The metals tycoon and New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail D. Prokhorov, whose emergence as a party leader in Russia is one of the brain-teasers of the political season, said on Thursday that he would consider accepting the post of prime minister — but only if he likes the agenda of the incoming president. ‘It seems to me that I could handle the prime minister’s job,’ Mr. Prokhorov said coolly. Coming from a billionaire who has never held public office and whose party appears to be in disarray, the suggestion sounded far-fetched. But Mr. Prokhorov steamed ahead, revealing almost nothing about his platform except for one proposal: That Russia abandon its seven-hundred-year-old currency, the ruble, in favor of the euro.”

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  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    At least he’s right about the Euro.

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

    Owner’s are even looking for other work while they’re on strike.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    He needs to work on taking care of the Nets and trying to get Deron signed back.

  • All Day

    Of course he can become Russia’s Prime Minister. He has enough money to buy the Prime Minister post!!!

  • majic

    the EU economy and euro is going to crash when spain and italy default

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