Russian billionaire and new Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov was in extremely high demand among reporters on his tour through New York this week. At a press conference on Wednesday, which lasted almost an hour, reporters were allowed to ask questions one at a time. It was a scrum.
Mr Prokhorov did, however, grant two one-on-one interviews. The first was with Mike Francesa of WFAN, a virtual requirement for anyone entering the New York sports world.
And who got the second interview? It wasn’t Sports Illustrated, or The Times, or ESPN or the Journal.
It was with a 28-year-old named Vinnie Rotondaro who graduated from Columbia School of Journalism three days ago.
He is not exactly a bold-faced name.