Mikhail Prokhorov, owner of the New Jersey Nets, talks to reporters before an NBA basketball game between the Nets and the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, in Newark, N.J. Prokhorov said he has told the team to end discussions on the Carmelo Anthony deal. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Photo by: Julio Cortez

Mikhail Prokhorov, owner of the New Jersey Nets, talks to reporters before an NBA basketball game between the Nets and the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, in Newark, N.J. Prokhorov said he has told the team to end discussions on the Carmelo Anthony deal. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)