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Mikhail Prokhorov discusses title hopes

Updated: March 5, 2011, 2:02 PM ET
By Ian Whittell | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

LONDON -- Mikhail Prokhorov hardly has been a high-profile personality on the American -- or even New York -- sporting landscape since buying the New Jersey Nets in September 2009, but events in London this weekend suggested that might be about to change.

Those events also suggested that is not a bad thing.

The 45-year-old, 6-foot-8 Russian billionaire won over a media audience Friday, hours before his team beat the Toronto Raptors 116-103 at London's O2 Arena, the first-ever NBA ...

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