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Jeff Van Gundy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brook Lopez scored a season-high 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets improved to 2-0 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-100 on Saturday night.
Lopez followed his 26-point, 11-rebound performance in a victory Friday over Charlotte by shooting 13 of 20 from the field, making a number of timely baskets in the fourth quarter that the Nets ultimately needed to hold on.
Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 15 points for the Nets, who fired coach Avery Johnson on Thursday and followed with two victories over losing teams. But now, they head off for major tests at San Antonio and Oklahoma City.
CJ Miles scored 33 points and made eight 3-pointers for the Cavs, but Kyrie Irving capped a miserable shooting night when his tying 3-point attempt went in and out. He finished with 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting.
Tristan Thompson added 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who played without center Anderson ...
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NEW YORK - Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov cut short a skiing vacation in British Columbia to attend to the numerous issues plaguing his team during the previous 13 games. Those problems included 1-on-1 play, a stagnant offense as well as a lack of concentration, and, after seeing it linger too long, the Russian billionaire said he wanted to tackle those issues head-on. ...
The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on small forward Josh Childress, the team announced tonight after its 103-100 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Childress appeared in 14 games for the Nets, averaging 1.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in 7.1 minutes per game. Childress was on a non-guaranteed deal with Brooklyn that would have become guaranteed on January 10th. Waiving Childress...
Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King told ESPN New York radio on Sunday that interim coach P.J. Carlesimo is the coach for now and that the team is not actively looking for a permanent replacement for fired coach Avery Johnson. Phil Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy have been rumored candidates but King said he has "not contacted anybody," that the team "supports"...
Mikhail Prokhorov addressed the Nets' coaching situation.
After another ugly loss to Milwaukee, the Nets’ tenth loss of December, Avery Johnson was finally “relieved of his coaching duties.” Most of the attention and blame has been directed at Deron Williams. I don’t agree. In fact, I thought this coaching change came late enough.
Avery Johnson is not a great coach and he was underachieving with the Nets. His record with New Jersey...
11-Time World Champion Coach, Phil Jackson, is Nets’ Top Coaching Target After the Brooklyn Nets fired coach Avery Johnson yesterday afternoon — there was a lot of talk that the Nets would make a run at the winningest coach in basketball history, Phil Jackson. Initially, David Aldridge of TNT released a report of Jackson’s [...]
While no deal is imminent, as formal discussions have yet to take place, the Brooklyn Nets have targeted former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson as their ideal replacement for the recently fired Avery Johnson, reports Howard Beck of The New York Times.No deal is imminent, no formal discussions have taken place, and it is not even clear that Jackson wants the...
For those of us who have followed or reported on the Association for a while; realize that one can never rule out any scenarios. There have been players, who could not wait to become a Free Agent; to escape the team they feel stuck on; only to return his original squad later in his career, this time singing praise about the franchise. We have witnessed antagonistic relationships...
A soft spot in the schedule is helping P.J. Carlesimo get off to a smooth start as coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
One night after the Nets rolled past an opponent that hasn't won in more than a month, Brooklyn hosts a last-place Cleveland Cavaliers club that remains without its best big man Saturday night.
That should provide Carlesimo with a good opportunity to improve to 2-0...
McNeill and Mark chat about the Brooklyn Nets firing Avery Johnson, DeMarcus Cousins needing a change of scenery, if the Los Angeles Clippers are one of the elite teams in the Western Conference and a host of other topics.