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NBA: Russian tycoon to buy New Jersey Nets, move team to Brooklyn

Published 09/24/2009, AP Sports Writer

Proposed blockbuster deal would mark 1st non-American NBA owner, 1st major pro team in Brooklyn since 1957
Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov reached an agreement Wednesday to buy 80 percent of the financially strapped New Jersey Nets and nearly half of a project to build a new arena in Brooklyn.

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