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

P.J. Carlesimo: Avery Johnson did Nets' dirty work

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 02: Head coach P.J.

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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...

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Minus coach, Nets working toward draft

Nets GM Billy King talks to media at

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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...

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Billy King: Search is underway, starts with Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson walks off the court after a

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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.

“As I’ve said,...

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After wakeup call, Nets looking for statement wins

Interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo of the Brooklyn

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SAN ANTONIO -- The Nets are laying off that snooze button.

Since Avery Johnson's dismissal, albeit coming in games against the Bobcats and Cavaliers, there appears to be a new sense of purpose. They're 2-0 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo, a mark they'll look to improve on Monday night when they meet the Spurs here deep in the heart of Texas.

"The Avery thing was a big wake up...

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Avery has no problem with Deron's thoughts on Nets' system

Deron Williams goes to the hoop for a

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Deron Williams didn't need to have a sitdown with Avery Johnson Tuesday morning to discuss his Monday comments regarding the Nets' offensive system.

"There's nothing to it," Williams said following the team's shootaround at the Barclays Center as they prepared for their matchup with his old team, the Jazz. "[The media] asked me about Utah. I'm not going to bad mouth Utah. I...

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Brook probable for Nets' tilt with Pistons

Injured Brook Lopez looks on during a game

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He’s back.

But whether Brook Lopez makes his triumphant return against the Pistons at the Barclays Center Friday night or in Chicago versus the Bulls on Saturday remains to be seen. The Nets’ 7-foot center, who’s missed the past seven games with a sprained ligament in his right foot, is listed as probable for their matchup with Detroit and he appears to be on track to hit the court when things...

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Brook Lopez practices slightly, still awaiting contact drills

Brook Lopez reacts after causing an offensive foul

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Brook Lopez got some work in during Saturday’s practice.

However, it wasn’t a whole lot and chances are that Lopez won’t be available for at least the Nets’ next three games. Lopez, working his way back from a ligament sprain at the top of his right foot, has already been ruled out for Sunday’s tilt with the Bucks at the Barclays Center.

“He just did a little light running, did some...

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Three Pointers: Swept up in a Thunder Storm

Deron Williams attempts a shot in front of

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Let’s be honest.

It looked like the Thunder were about to blow the Nets away in the third quarter, when they opened up that 15-point lead. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were having fun, bouncing all over the Barclays Center.

Durant tried to posterize Andray Blatche. Westbrook was acting like he was a cowboy in the Wild West, blowing off a pair of six-shooters and pretending to stick...

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Reggie Evans out versus Thunder

Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger loses control of the

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There was never much of a chance that Brook Lopez was going to play Tuesday, but the Nets’ frontline depth took hit with Reggie Evans out with flu-like symptoms.

Evans is one of the Nets’ most valuable pieces, coming off the bench and setting a tone defensively as well as on the glass. So not having him is going to make things all that more difficult against a high-scoring and talented Thunder...

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Avery Johnson named Eastern Conference coach of the month

Avery Johnson instructs his team during a game

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The NBA on Monday announced its named Avery Johnson as the Eastern Conference coach of the month, recognizing him for guiding the Nets to some franchise bests in their first season in Brooklyn.

The Nets posted 11 wins through their first 15 games, the most in franchise history. They also recorded the largest road win in club history when they clobbered the Magic 107-68 in their first meeting...

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