Quote of the Day
"I have done what I can. Now I think it is high time for the team to do the rest."-- Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov, after putting together a roster for the '13-14 season that will result in a record $82M luxury tax bill. (N.Y. POST, 7/19)
Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov "came to conquer the NBA by setting a standard for unbridled spending and general audacity," which is reinforced by the fact that the team's payroll next season is now set to "surge to a league-high $101 million," according to a front-page piece by Howard Beck of the N.Y. TIMES. The payroll, which will trigger a league-record luxury tax bill of about $82M, will go up because the team's "two pricey new stars," G Paul Pierce and F Kevin Garnett, who were officially introduced on Thursday, will "join the three pricey stars the team already had." Prokhorov since joining the NBA has "morphed ... into a Russian George Steinbrenner -- only taller." He said, "I’ll do whatever I can do in order to reach [ ...
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