Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
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 »
Scratch Doc Rivers' name off the Nets' wish list.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge denied the Nets permission to speak to Rivers about their head coaching gig, according to ESPNBoston.com.
There's been speculation about Rivers' future in Boston since the Celtics were eliminated by the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs earlier this month. Rivers, who still...Read more »
P.J. Carlesimo hasn't been shy about offering his opinion since he was cut loose by the Nets.
That surely didn't change Thursday, when Brooklyn's former interim coach spoke about the expectations placed upon the coaching staff -- particularly Avery Johnson -- this season.
Carlesimo, now working for ESPN as an analyst through the playoffs, once again took umbrage with the the Nets parting...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brook Lopez's best season as a pro resulted in his first All-Star appearance, but it wasn't good enough to land the Nets' center on either one of the league's three All-NBA teams.
Lopez received a total of 132 points, by far the most of any player who wasn't selected. The 7-footer also collected seven first-team votes. However, he was beaten out by Tim Duncan, Marc...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.
GM...Read more »
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.
“As I’ve said,...Read more »
A Deron Williams-Jerry Sloan reunion?
Could be if both sides wind up really wanting each other.
Sloan, who retired in 2011, said Monday that he'd like to return to coaching and wouldn't be opposed to taking GM Billy King's phone call and possibly reuniting with Williams.
King, speaking Monday on ESPN 98.7 FM's "Stephen A. Smith & Ryan Ruocco Show," said he had yet...Read more »
Bulls point guard and captain Kirk Hinrich tested his injured calf and determined he’s unable to play in Game 7 against the Nets Saturday night at Barclays Center. It will be the third straight game Hinrich has missed, and the Nets won the previous two to even the series 3-3.
“He’s out,” Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau said to open his pregame media conference about 75 minutes before the 8 p.m....Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- They were loose, joking around with each other as they normally do.
Keith Bogans threw a towel in Joe Johnson’s face while he was conducting interviews. Gerald Wallace was getting on Johnson about some of their friendly shooting practice battles, perhaps wanting another crack at him.
For a team that’s hours away from playing in one of the biggest games...Read more »