Mikhail Prokhorov, Avery Johnson to Play in a Russian Exhibition Game

by September 02, 2011
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Why should only NBA players get to have all the fun during exhibition games this summer? Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and head coach Avery Johnson will head to Russia to take part in a game for charity (sadly, it appears they weren’t able to convince minority team owner Jay-Z to join their run.) From the Star-Ledger: “Nets coach Avery Johnson will go to Russia next week to play in an exhibition game that will feature Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and other Russian celebrities and personalities and also run a coaching seminar and a clinic for youth players. The game and clinics are part of a fundraising effort to benefit the families of victims of a cruise ship that capsized and sank last month in Russia. The game, which will feature ‘basketball celebrities’ and Russian ‘businessmen, artists and politicians’ will take place Sept. 6 in Moscow.”