John Otano
Saturday July 20th, 2013

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has lofty expectations. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE) 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 PostProkhorov 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."

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