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Prokhorov learning to talk the talk in NY

'Americans, I come in peace,' Nets owner says at Manhattan news conference

Updated: May 21, 2010, 2:28 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- With the deliberation of an important man speaking a second language, New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov spoke to an international group of reporters at the Four Seasons in Manhattan on Wednesday morning, where he was asked about his fellow shareholder in the NBA team, the much more off-the-cuff Sean Carter, aka Jay-Z.

"In spite of the fact that I'm very far from rap music, we have a lot in common -- we are both self made," Prokhorov said, "and really I am looking ...

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