By Jason Schott – BrooklynFans.com Reporter / Assignment Editor – @JESchott19
Nets Principal Owner Mikhail Prokhorov did all he could to bring a championship to Brooklyn this year, putting together the most-expensive roster in NBA history.
The Nets got off to a tough start, with a 10-21 record and the adversity of losing a cornerstone in Brook Lopez for the season. They were one of the hottest teams in the second half of the season and finished with 43 wins. They were the sixth seed in the playoffs and won a classic seven-game series over the Toronto Raptors in the first round. They faced the Miami Heat in the second round of the playoffs and lost in five games, including last night’s bitter 96-94 loss in Game 5 in Miami.
Prokorov said in a statement on Thursday morning, “I’d like to thank Nets management and players for all their efforts over the course of this crazy season. Despite roster changes, injuries and a difficult start, you clawed us back into contention. It made for a thrilling spring. And to the fans, thank you for your support through thick and thin. Next season, we pick up right where we left off!”