Mikhail Prokhorov Vows to Turn Nets from Worst to Best

by March 26, 2010

Prokhorov tells “60 Minutes” of his ambitious goal, and hilariously quotes Frank Sinatra: “Prokhorov, perhaps Russia’s richest man, discusses the Nets, his vast wealth and the surprisingly unusual way he made most of his money in his first American television interview to be broadcast this Sunday, March 28, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. ‘I am real excited to take the worst team of the league and turn it to be the best,’ says Prokhorov. Asked by Kroft if he really thinks he can pull it off, the 6-foot-8-inch billionaire responds, ‘I am confident. Do you remember in the Frank Sinatra song, ‘New York, New York?’ If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere,’ he tells Kroft with a laugh.”