Mikhail Prokhorov understands the meaning of toiling seemingly forever and never getting anywhere since he owns the NBA Net team. The billionaire has decided to seek the presidency of Russia which, at this point, is reserved for Vladmir Putin who assumes God anointed him to head Russia until the mid-point of this century. Prokhorov denied that his candidacy was simply a way to split any opposition to Vladmir. He insists times are changing and Russians do not want to retain the one man system which has plagued their nation for most of the 20th century.
“What worked before does not work now. People are not happy. It is time to change” and Mikhail is more than happy to be the change agent. Porkhorov knows his Net team will not win the NBA championship, so why not succeed at something–like president of Russia?