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 »
With a picturesque view of the lower Manhattan skyline glistening through the windows not far from him, Billy King was on a podium inside a building on 39th street in Brooklyn when he summed up what this officially announcement meant.
“This will be the only team to play and practice in New York,” the Nets general manager surmised Thursday, “because there's another team that doesn't do that.”
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Andrei Kirilenko is coming back for another season in Brooklyn.
The versatile forward opted into the second year of his contract, according to a league source. Kirilenko, who's scheduled to earn $3.3 million, was a vital cog for the Nets when healthy, playing and defending multiple positions.
Kirilenko missed 37 games, the second most on the team -- trailing only Brook Lopez's 56. He...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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Deron Williams’ offseason is going to begin with surgery.
Williams will have procedures done on both ankles by team specialist Dr. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday, the Nets announced Thursday. Williams visited with him earlier this week after having MRIs on his troublesome ankles last Friday -- two days following the Nets’ season-ending defeat to the Heat in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal...Read more »
The Nets have Carolina on their minds.
Perhaps looking to escape some of the expected extra media glare, Brooklyn will conduct its first training camp under new coach Jason Kidd at Duke University, the team announced Wednesday. Following their media session at the Barclays Center on Sept. 30, they'll head down to the Triangle and practice at Duke's campus in Durham, N.C. from Oct. 1-5.
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Bojan Bogdanovic will indeed be a member of the Nets next season.
The Nets have reached an agreement with Bogdanovic, according to a source. The deal is for three years, with the third reportedly being a player option.
A second-round pick whose rights were acquired from the Timberwolves during the 2011 draft, the 6-6 Bogdanovic played for Istanbul-based Fenerbahce the past two seasons....Read more »
Mason Plumlee signed on the dotted line -- and just in time for the start of summer camp practice.
The Nets announced Wednesday that they've signed their first-round pick, selected No. 22 overall at last Thursday's draft. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In other news, according to ESPN, the Nets are no longer in the running for the free agent services of sharpshooter Kyle Korver....Read more »
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 »