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Jul 18, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is surrounded by the media during a press conference to introduce the newest members of the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Mikhail Prokhorov defends Brooklyn Nets’ coach Jason Kidd


Brooklyn Nets’ owner Mikhail Prokhorov is not always available to the media.

Usually, the Russian billionaire remains in his home country and has spoken to the New York media since July.

However, Prokhorov was in London Thursday to see his Nets defeat the Atlanta Hawks 127-110.

Although the Nets have struggled and first year head coach Jason Kidd’s credentials, knowledge and behavior have come into question, Prokhorov is backing his head coach.

“What is more important is that Jason Kidd is becoming more and more comfortable. And what is important is he has the support of the players,” Prokhorov said when asked about the difference between coaches via Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News. “And that’s the only way how we can conduct together. So everything is okay because, of course, we can’t make any excuse with injuries. And what I’m glad to see is the players stepping up in the situation. Now everything is more or less okay.”

The Nets are just 16-22.

“Our goal, we only have one goal, the championship. So I am very committed, and I will do my best in order to reach this,” said Prokhorov.

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