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NetsDaily Off-Season Report - No. 4

Intangibles win! Back in 2015, Irina Pavlova, then president of ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment —Mikhail Prokhorov’s holding company— said this about what she learned from the job...

“All that stuff I slept through in business school — culture, building relationships — that is the important stuff,” she told Grantland’s Louisa Thomas, talking about her time at Stanford, where she earned an MBA.

The Nets experience —which included hiring the next GM and the opening of a new training facility (on the same day in February 2016!)— taught her a valuable lesson. So when Sportico, the new sports business site, recently asked her to pen a guest column, she was ready.