Brooklyn Nets principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov speaks to the media concerning the firing of head coach Avery Johnson at halftime during an NBA game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

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Brooklyn Nets principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov speaks to the media concerning the firing of head coach Avery Johnson at halftime during an NBA game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at Barclays Center in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)