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Tycoon Prokhorov to bring Russian culture to U.S. basketball

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Russian metals tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov will host a Russian cultural evening at a forthcoming basketball match between his team the New Jersey Nets and Utah Jazz.

Russian metals tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov will host a Russian cultural evening at a forthcoming basketball match between his team the New Jersey Nets and Utah Jazz.

"We [the Nets] are currently preparing for relocation to Brooklyn and we want to use this opportunity to introduce the Nets to the Russian community in Greater New York," Prokhorov said. "And for fans of the Nets, this will be a chance to get to know Russia."

The match will be held in New Jersey's Prudential Center on January 19.

The billionaire bought 80 percent of the New Jersey Nets in May 2010 for $200 million.

The Nets finished 2010 in 13th place out of 16 in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team won nine games and lost 24 during the season.

NEW YORK, January 11 (RIA Novosti)