New Jersey congressman Bill Pascrell has called for a government investigation (through the U.S. Treasury department, which monitors sanctions) of Prokhorov's business dealings in Zimbabwe, alleging the NBA's background check on Prokhorov was "disgusting."
There could be a pursuit of Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, though three times publicly he has said he is not interested. Jeff Van Gundy also is a favorite. And Johnson is in the mix.
Today, they’re the league laughingstock. Next season, they could be laughing.
Rapper and part owner of New Jersey Nets Jay Z released today a song with rapper Young Gunz.
The objective of the 2 minute track called "The Takeover" is to support the New Jersey Nets performance in the 2005 Playoffs.
The Nets have the difficult mission of facing the Eastern Conference's first seed, the Miami Heats.
The song is available for download at NJnets.com.
MTV News reported that "Ratner recruited Jay-Z and a number of prominent Brooklynites with the idea of moving the franchise from the swamps of New Jersey to downtown Brooklyn. He plans to build a 19,000-seat arena in time for the 2006-2007 NBA season as part of a $2.5 billion development project, although the plan faces community opposition." Read More