Mikhail Prokhorov Willing to Change Playboy Lifestyle as Russia’s President

by December 28, 2011

Should New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov become the president of Russia, he says that his partying days would come to an end. Per the Star-Ledger: “Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov issued a statement through the media relations department Tuesday explaining why he could not be present for last night’s home opener. ‘I very much wanted to be with you today, but other obligationshave prevented me from making the trip to the home opener,’ the statement read. ‘I will be watching and rooting for the team from Moscow. Rest assured that I am with you in spirit and will be with you in body, too, as soon as my schedule permits. To Brook Lopez, wishing you a speedy recovery. For the rest of the team, it’s great to see everyone back on the court. Go Nets!’ Prokhorov, of course, is running for president of Russia, and in a television interview broadcast Tuesday he pledged to shed his party boy image if he is elected and suggested he may even marry. ‘If I become president, I won’t be able to party anymore,’ Prokhorov, 46, said in an interview with Rossiya 24 state television. ‘If the country says it’s necessary, I’ll marry.'”