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 »
Markel Brown can easily recall the first time he pogo-sticked high enough to throw down his first clean dunk, enjoying the benefits of a vertical leap that’s now reached 45.5 inches.
“In ninth grade in high school,” Brown said on a conference call Friday. “It was probably the weakest dunk of my life, but I was so happy when it happened. It just started something big for me.
“I take pride...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 »
Forget about going back to Cali. The Nets are once again bound for a little action in China.
As part of the NBA’s Global Games initiative, the Nets will play the Kings in a pair of preseason contests in China. They’ll meet Oct. 12 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and Oct. 15 at MasterCard Center in Beijing, some nine months after the Nets beat the Hawks 127-110 in London in regular season...Read more »
NEW ORLEANS -- With everything that's going on regarding Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov's potential plans for running the Nets through a Russian-based company, his group Onexim Sports & Entertainment released a statement Tuesday.
“Preliminary discussions with the NBA were held in spring, 2013 and, at that time, the League indicated its willingness to work with us in the event we needed to...Read more »
WASHINGTON — Jason Collins is indeed hanging around for a little longer.
The Nets announced Saturday that they’ve signed the veteran big man for the rest of the season, a move that was expected once they initially inked him to the first of two 10-day contracts on Feb. 23.
Collins, who became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of this country’s top four professional sports leagues,...Read more »
MIAMI — They’re expecting more than a few early haymakers.
When the Nets take on the Heat Wednesday night in a nationally-televised matchup, they’re pretty sure they’re going to get Miami’s best effort. Remember, the Nets have already beat the Heat twice this season, upending them in their Nov. 1 home opener in Brooklyn and getting past them again on Super Bowl weekend in January.
With...Read more »