Joseph Tsai is close to completing the deal to buy the NBA club “Brooklyn Nets”

TASS, August 14. Chinese businessman Joseph Tsai is close to that to buy Russian businessman Mikhail Prokhorov’s remaining 51 percent stake in the club of the National basketball Association (NBA) “Brooklyn”. This publication reports the New York Post.

Last year a Chinese businessman acquired a 49% stake in the club for $1 billion. under the agreement, Cai may redeem at Prokhorov’s remaining share up to season 2021/22 for $1.35 billion, the Chinese businessman wanted to now take advantage of this right. It is expected that officially about the deal will be announced this week. In the offseason, “Brooklyn” strengthened the composition of the NBA – Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.

Cai is one of the founders and current Vice President of Alibaba Group. Internet holding manages such sites as Aliexpress,, A Chinese businessman, according to Forbes, with $9.9 billion.

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  来自台湾的蔡崇信去年从俄罗斯富豪米哈伊尔·普罗霍罗夫(Mikhail Prokhorov)手中花10亿美元购买了篮网队49%的股份,并计划在2021年用另外13.5亿美元购买剩余51%的股份,但决定提早完成收购。

  23.5亿美元的交易价格创下了收购体育球队的最高记录。这击败了去年大卫·泰伯(David Tepper) 以22亿美元买下NFL卡罗莱纳黑豹队,以及2017年亿万富翁提尔曼·费迪塔(Tilman Fertitta)以22亿美元买下休斯顿火箭队。