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3 fun facts about Nets GM Billy King

Nets general manager Billy King speaks to the

Nets general manager Billy King speaks to the media in 2007, when he was GM of the Philadelphia 76ers. (Sept. 28, 2007) Credit: AP

Three things you may not already know about Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King, who will be featured in Thursday's NBA preview in Newsday.

1. King earned a silver medal in 1987 with the USA men’s basketball World University Games team.

2. An avid lover of movies and television shows, he once hosted his own movie review show called “Kings Clips” on WBNQ radio in Bloomington, Ill.

3. In May 2003, Sports Illustrated named him one of the “101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports.”

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