New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said Billy King, the team’s new president, “has all of the qualities we’ve been looking for.”
“I am very pleased Billy King is coming on board as Nets President,” said Prokhorov. “He has all of the qualities we’ve been looking for in a candidate: professionalism, good relations with the league, players and agents, and strong communications skills. He will be an excellent fit with Head Coach Avery Johnson. Most importantly, Billy is ambitious. He wants to win. This is what I felt when I met with him and why he will be a strong addition to the Nets organization."