Mikhail Prokhorov accused of having links to Russian doping scandal
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Mikhail Prokhorov accused of having links to Russian doping scandal

Mikhail Prokhorov

It appears the Russian doping scandal doesn’t only have to do with Olympic athletes.

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has been accused of being involved in the scandal in some way, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, per Andrew Joe Potter of the Score.

Brooklyn Nets and Barclay’s Center owner Mikhail Prokhorov has been accused of helping suppress evidence of doping by Russian athletes at the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Cohen and Nathan Hodge.

Prokhorov is already trying to sell his stake in the Nets, but this news is devastating for him and, possibly, the entire Brooklyn franchise. Obviously they are just accusations at this point, but the team being associated with an owner who was involved in a global scandal could possibly have adverse affects on how much the team sells for.

At this point, Prokhorov’s people have said he had nothing to do with the scandal, per Potter.

Both Starykh and a representative of Prokhorov have denied Rodchenkov’s testimony.

The Nets would be best served to find a buyer for the team as soon as possible. The faster Prokhorov’s name is off the franchise, the better.