Mikhail Prokhorov: Nets to Win a Title Within 5 Years

by May 18, 2010

by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni

With the NBA’s always exciting Draft lottery taking place in Secaucus, NJ, tonight, the New Jersey Nets’ new billionaire owner will be on hand to represent his basketball team. And the man will bring along his otherworldly confidence with him, in the hopes of turning around his moribund franchise’s fortunes.

Prokhorov has much bigger goals than just acquiring the top pick in the Draft; the guy is already talking about the Nets not only making the Playoffs next season, but also winning a title (in no more than five years!).

Check out the taped video message below, in which the Russian delivers bold promises to the Nets’ fanbase:

As Jared Wade astutely joked last night on Twitter, there’s a good chance that Mikhail Prokhorov was once a member of the editorial staff here at SLAM.

Hey, you gotta start somewhere.

(H/T: Both Teams Played Hard)