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Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.

Avery embracing pressure to win

Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson stops for

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For the first two years of his tenure as the Nets head coach, there wasn't much pressure on Avery Johnson.

How could there be?

The Nets had their eyes on their move to Brooklyn and tried to position themselves financially for the Summer of 2012, when the likes of Deron Williams and others were expected to become free agents. But now that they have Williams back in the fold and have retooled...

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Joe Johnson thinks Nets can win title right away

Joe Johnson, who was acquired by the Brooklyn

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Joe Johnson knows the Nets have to take advantage of their championship window of opportunity and he's confident that's going to happen.

Immediately. As in this season.

"This year, the sky’s the limit for us," Johnson said Monday during the Nets' media day at the Barclays Center. "Hopefully, we can jell a lot faster than what people think. I think it’s wide open for us....

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Prokhorov sees title for Nets within three years

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Mikhail Prokhorov doesn't need a crystal ball to peer into the Nets' future.

The Nets' billionaire owner is certain his franchise will have a NBA title and a Larry O'Brien trophy to call its very own sometime relatively soon. As in by 2015. 

"Every team has a grand plan and we are moving on," Prokhorov said after Friday's Barclays Center ribbon cutting ceremony. "Slowly,...

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Nets to be featured all season on NBATV show

The Brooklyn Nets' new backcourt of Deron Williams,

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The Nets are really about to go national now.

NBATV's "The Association" will feature the franchise in its initial season in Brooklyn, it was announced Wednesday. The program, entering its fourth year, gives fans a unique behind-the-scenes perspective of a particular team.

The Nets made a flurry of offseason moves, notably re-signing All-Star point guard Deron Williams and trading...

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Watson: Nets could be team to be reckoned with

Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, right, talks

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C.J. Watson is in Africa at the moment, participating in the NBA's Basketball Without Borders program. 

The Nets point guard is loving every minute of it, too.

"It’s fun," Watson said in a phone conversation with Newsday on Wednesday, "to finally experience this, and just to get out there and take the kids, and teach them different drills and about education. It’s...

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Cuban says Mavs better off without DWill, ticked at Kidd

Dallas Mavericks team owner Mark Cuban makes a

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Mark Cuban actually thinks his team is better off without Deron Williams.

No, really.

The Mavericks owner said that signing the All-Star point guard to a mega contract would have hampered Dallas' ability to surround him and Dirk Nowitzki with enough talent.

"In hindsight, I don't know if I would have been happy," told ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's "Ben & Skin Show"...

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Deron pleased Dwightmare is over, says it was getting 'old'

Deron Williams, center, in action during the men's

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Deron Williams is glad the Dwightmare is finally in the rearview mirror.

With Dwight Howard officially traded to the Lakers yesterday, the Nets can truly move on from their fruitless pursuit of the NBA's top center, something that's perfectly fine with the Nets All-Star point guard. 

“We went down that road a lot," he told reporters after Team USA's semifinal win over Argentina....

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Wallace happy to be back, thinks Nets are a Top 5 team in East

New Jersey Nets' Gerald Wallace (45) goes up

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WASHINGTON -- Gerald Wallace didn't want to deal with a long, drawn-out process in this whole free agency thing.

As far as he was concerned, the sooner he could agree to a new deal, the better.

"Just go ahead and get it over with," the swingman said this afternoon on a conference call from Alabama, where he's running his third annual youth basketball camp. "I have more...

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Nets sign Watson to back up D-Will

C.J. Watson #7 of the Chicago Bulls drives

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WASHINGTON -- Avery Johnson said Friday that the Nets were still searching for a point guard to back up Deron Williams.

Looks like they've found their man.

The Nets signed C.J. Watson reportedly for two years at the veteran's minumum, and Watson is said to have a player option in the pact's second year. He was waived by the Bulls on Wednesday and drew interest from others. 

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Joe Johnson officially a Net

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That All-Star backcourt Nets fans have been salivating about is truly here now.

The trade sending Joe Johnson from Atlanta to Brooklyn officially went through today, pairing Johnson with Deron Williams, the face of the franchise. Johnson was acquired in exchange for Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar, Johan Petro, Jordan Williams, DeShawn Stevenson, a 2013 first-round pick acquired from the Rockets,...

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