Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
Make that three surgeries on Brook Lopez's right foot.
The Nets announced Monday that their All-Star 7-foot center had a procedure done to replace a screw in his foot. Lopez, who signed a four-year, $60-million deal last offseason, is expected to be back on the basketball court sometime in August, which gives him plenty of time to get himself ready before training camp tips off in October.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Kidd spent a good portion of this first full week on the job taking a crash course in many aspects of his new gig.
Chief among them: talent evaluator.
As the Nets prepare for next Thursday’s NBA Draft at the friendly confines of the Barclays Center, Kidd is the new face in the room, the guy who’s now trying to help figure out exactly which direction they...Read more »
Jason Kidd nearly had to pinch himself a few times, all so he could make sure this weeklong whirlwind was actually real.
No doubt, the whole thing of retiring last week after 19 seasons and being named the Nets’ head coach Wednesday night is a little surreal.
“It is,” Kidd said Thursday on the YES Network following his introductory news conference at the Barclays Center. “It’s kind...Read more »
Apparently, Jeff Van Gundy is indeed on the Nets' radar.
The Nets have reached out to Van Gundy and established preliminary contact with the current ESPN/ABC analyst, according to a tweet from Los Angeles-based NBA Hall of Fame reporter Mark Heisler. The call, Heisler reports, was only introductory but Van Gundy didn't say no.
Van Gundy had initially been considered a potential candidate...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Along with scores of team executives from each one of the NBA’s 30 franchises, the Nets’ brass was out in full force at the PNY Center Wednesday, watching on as a portion of the 44 invited draft hopefuls showcased their talents at the team’s practice facility.
Flanked by some of his trusty personnel, which included his assistant GM Bobby Marks -- the guy who came up...Read more »
Phil Jackson's days sitting at the end of the bench are over, but the man with 11 championship rings as a coach admitted he was a bit intrigued by the Nets.
Speaking on the "Dan Patrick Show" Tuesday, the Hall of Fame coach said the top offer he recently received to return to the sidelines involved the Nets.
“The Brooklyn situation was a good situation,” Jackson said.
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Billy King is ready to chat it up with Phil Jackson and see if the man with 11 rings wants to coach the Nets.
The Nets general manager admitted the search is now officially underway for P.J. Carlesimo’s successor and it’s going to start by gauging Jackson’s interest. King suggested he’s still awaiting Jackson’s response to the inquiry, which was reported by NBA.com Monday.
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Turns out Deron Williams isn't then only member of the Nets' starting backcourt who's banged up.
Barely two hours after Williams revealed that Thursday's regularly-scheduled round of cortisone shots marked the third time he's had them this season -- the public thinking was he only had one round previously -- Billy King said Joe Johnson won't play versus the Rockets Friday night.
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After being linked to a few names, which included the biggest fish in the trade pond, the Nets' roster will look exactly the same Friday as it did Thursday.
They didn't land Josh Smith or anyone else. In fact, no one picked up Smith, the Hawks forward who thought he might be shipped out of Atlanta.
Apparently, the Nets' reported package of Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and a first-round...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Billy King doesn’t think the Nets are going to be major players in the trade market over these nest two days before Thursday’s deadline.
The Nets have reportedly been linked to possibly acquiring Atlanta’s Josh Smith, Charlotte’s Ben Gordon or Utah’s Paul Millsap, but King suggested the chances are good that the Nets may sit this one out.
“I would put the likelihood...Read more »