Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we have featured the many talents of new Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov.
It appears that Mr. Prokhorov has some political aspirations as he is going to be running for the presidency in his native Russia against incumbent Vladimir Putin:
Calling this “the most serious decision in my life,” the billionaire NBA team owner said he would unveil his platform in the coming weeks after building his new political party “from scratch.”
Pundits say Prokhorov is likely to aim his pitch for the Kremlin at Russia’s emerging middle class, which has grown increasingly disenchanted with Putin.
Prokhorov said he would not make trashing-talking Putin a big part of his campaign. “I would like to focus on the things I would do,” he said.