Nets boss courts idea of being Russia's next prime minister
Russian billionaire and Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said Thursday that he’s open to becoming the next prime minister of his homeland, a position appointed by the elected president.
“It seems to me that I could handle the prime minister’s job,” Prokhorov, 46, said during a news conference in Moscow.
Prokhorov, who is reportedly worth about $18 billion, is the leader of a new Kremlin-friendly political party. Russia will hold its next presidential election in 2012.