A translation of Russian billionaire tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov's Russian blog sheds a little light on his reasons for financing the Nets arena and Atlantic Yards. Besides attracting Western capital, he mentions "access to all modern technology and training methods with the possibility of using them in Russia," and then goes on to detail how the team could be used to place Russian trainers, managers, and players into the NBA. They may have to rename the team the Nyets! (Via Curbed.)
Russians to Use Atlantic Yards To Infiltrate U.S. Basketball
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