(Somewhere in NJ) -- Its a well known fact that throughout the world certain countries receive U.S. imports later then others. There are still some countries that have not yet received Michael Jackson's Thriller. Countries full of Members Only jackets and Jordache Jeans.
I never thought it would be the world power of Russia but from what I can gather their sports news is around five years late, who else can you rationalize hiring former Sixers GM Billy King to run your franchise.
Mikhail Prokhorov, I understand your still mad you didn't get a sniff during "The Decision" but there is no need to give up already. Avery Johnson was a smart pick as a coach but Billy King as GM... not so much. I think Bill Simmons summed it up best.
If the Russian Billionaire wants to make the Nets a contender in five-year, as he stated when he bought the team, moves like this won't expedite that. They have already made some questionable moves.
First they signed Travis Outlaw to a five-year $35 million deal then they picked up Jordan Farmar and John Petro as your top free agent acquisitions.
Either Prokhorov doesn't understand the U.S. Russian changeover rate or this guys is treating this like a fantasy team. Either way you look at it for a team that went 12-70 none of these moves seem like signs on improvement.