Fan Forum: Is Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov the Most Interesting Man in the World?

Fan Forum: Is Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov the Most Interesting Man in the World? The NBA has plenty of outspoken and entertaining team owners, but Russian billionaire and New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov might just take the cake.

Estimated to be the 39th richest man in the world by Forbes, the 6-foot-7 Prokhorov is noted for being an expert businessman, adrenaline junky and ladies’ man. And with over $13 billion to his name, Prokhorov has all the cash needed to pursue his various interests.

The billionaire has previous experience owning a basketball team in CSKA Moscow and claims that winning is important to him. And as Bill Simmons has pointed out, Prokhorov considered sports to be his second-greatest passion in life — ahead of food, human interaction and women — but slightly behind business.

When it comes to noteworthy NBA owners, Prokhorov has plenty of competition. He’s yet to publish a scathing letter in Comic Sans, a la Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, or call out officials over Twitter like Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

But with a background as diverse and interesting as Prokhorov’s, it’s safe to say anything is possible.

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