Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has lofty expectations. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE)
Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has spent a lot of money to turn the Nets into championship contenders. Now, he's expecting a return on his lofty investments.
According to a report in the New York Post, Prokhorov said he has done all he can do and it's now time for the team to do the rest. Prokhorov said he is "not a man of procedure" but a "man of results." After completing a blockbuster trade to acquire Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry from the Boston Celtics, Prokhorov said he will be proud once the Nets bring a championship to Brooklyn.
The Nets' payroll for the 2013-14 season is around $101 million with a $80 million luxury tax hit coming. Prokhorov said he is willing to invest more into the team to make Brooklyn the "best in the league."