Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Billy King isn’t wasting much time in his quest to find a new coach.
With Jason Kidd officially now in Milwaukee as the Bucks coach, the Nets general manager already began the replacement process, meeting with Lionel Hollins.
King, along with assistant general managers Bobby Marks and Frank Zanin, had dinner with the ex-Grizzlies coach Monday night and King said...Read more »
Andray Blatche is officially about to hit the market.
The 6-11 big man has opted out of the final year of his two-year deal, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent, according to his agent Andy Miller. It's an expected move given Blatche, who was scheduled to pocket $1.43 million in base salary next season, said in May that he intended to test the free agent waters come July 1.
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Josh Childress is officially the newest Net.
The team announced the signing of the 6-8 forward Thursday, giving them another versatile bench player who they hope will help in a variety of ways. The Nets, whose roster now stands at 15, view Childress as a backup to starting swingman Gerald Wallace and he fills the last void that Avery Johnson and GM Billy King wanted to plug.
Childress,...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – If ever there was someone who wanted to see this whole move to Brooklyn from New Jersey through, it’s Kris Humphries.
The power forward has been with the Nets since he was shipped to the Garden State from Dallas during the 2009-10 campaign. So he’s glad he finally has a little something positive to look forward to now.
“I was with the team before we went...Read more »
Billy King continues to fill out the Brooklyn Nets' inaugural roster.
The Nets today announced they re-signed guard Keith Bogans, bringing him back into the fold after he only managed to play in five games with them in 2011-12 due to a season-ending ankle injury.
Bogans, a 6-5, 215-pounder and nine-year veteran, went down against the Pistons on Feb. 8.
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Brook Lopez couldn’t simply stick a finger in each ear and drown out all that Dwight Howard talk.
All offseason, his name has been mentioned as a trade chip for Howard, something that’s now going to be put on the backburner until at least Jan. 15, when he’s eligible to be traded again after signing his four-year, $61-million deal with the Nets.
Lopez plans on using those constant trade...Read more »
After an offseason of uncertainty, the Nets will reunite Kris Humphries with Brook Lopez in the starting frontcourt for the 2012-13 season.
As first reported by Marc Stein of ESPN.com and later confirmed by the team, the Nets and Humphries came to terms on a two-year deal worth $24 million.
The Nets acquired Humphries during the 2009-10 season in a package deal for Eduardo...Read more »
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...Read more »
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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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,...Read more »