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Insiders Keep Silent on Rumored Sale of Prokhorov's US Basketball Team

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Insiders stayed silent on the rumoured sale of the Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov's Brooklyn Nets basketball team.

NEW YORK, January 14 (Sputnik) – Insiders stayed silent on the rumoured sale of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team on Wednesday, a transaction for which its owner, Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, has reportedly retained the investment firm Evercore Partners.

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"Evercore is going to decline to comment," Dana Gorman, an Evercore Partners spokesperson, told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Ellen Pinchuk, Prokhorov's spokesperson, told the R-Sport agency earlier on Tuesday that being open to offers is "just good business," adding however that no sale was set in stone.

"There is nothing imminent in terms of a sale of any stake in the team," Pinchuk underscored the point to R-Sport.

Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that Prokhorov, 49, has hired Evercore Partners, to sell his 80 percent stake in the Brooklyn Nets, a National Basketball Association (NBA) team that he bought in 2010. Estimates of the team's value range from $1.3 billion to more than $2 billion.

Brooklyn Nets officials were not immediately available for comment.

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