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Brooklyn Nets: 5 Reasons Mikhail Prokhorov's 5-Year Plan Won't Work

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Brooklyn Nets: 5 Reasons  Mikhail Prokhorov's 5-Year Plan Won't Work
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When Mikhail Prokhorov bought the then-New Jersey Nets in 2010, he promised the fans that he would bring a championship to the organization within five years.

It's been two years since that day, and the Nets have endured some rough times. Over the past three seasons, the Nets have put together a record of 58-172. Needless to say, they haven't made the playoffs since the 2006-07 season.

After such poor performances, Prokhorov gave general manager Billy King the resources necessary to retain Deron Williams and put above-average pieces behind him. By resources, I mean upwards of $330 million.

Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace represent the most notable acquisitions to the starting lineup, while Reggie Evans, Andray Blatche, C.J. Watson and Jerry Stackhouse comprise the bigger names acquired to help on the bench.

The Nets will be much improved from their recent play, but there's no way they win a championship within the next three seasons.

Prokhorov really put himself in a hole when he waited two years to start the roster overhaul, and the players on the current roster just won't have the firepower necessary to bring a championship to Brooklyn before 2015.

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