Found May 27, 2013 on Beyond The Buzzer:
Nets executive vice-president Fred Mangione revealed the unexpected role Bulls’ Derrick Rose played in the final decision on a color scheme for the Brooklyn Nets jersey. According to Sports Business Journal via The Nets considered a red-white-and-blue mark tied to their old ABA days with Julius Erving. They also looked at black and gold, colors symbolizing the borough of Brooklyn, but the scheme looked too much like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mangione said. They settled on black as a primary color after finding out a nontraditional black jersey for Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose outsold a regular home jersey for Miami Heat star LeBron James, he said.

John Calipari says the Chicago Bulls didn’t want Derrick Rose to return

During an interview on 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland, John Calipari strongly defended Derrick Rose and said the Chicago Bulls “didn’t want” their superstar to return this spring. The 24-year-old Rose suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in Game 1 of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite being medically cleared on March 8 and participating...

Bulls To Map Out If Derrick Rose Will Play Pickup Games In Offseason

The Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose have yet to determine whether Rose will participate in any pickup games with fellow NBA players in the offseason, when the former NBA MVP spends his time in California. "We are in the process of sitting down and meeting with Derrick and his representatives and mapping out his offseason," John Paxson said on Sunday. "... We're...

Bulls VP John Paxson Says It’s OK Derrick Rose Wasn’t Mentally Ready to Play

The Chicago Bulls are the ones to blame for all of the backlash Derrick Rose received, because they are the ones that leaked the information regarding his being cleared to play before he was ready. The Bulls are in retreat mode now, and trying to clean up their mess, and most importantly Rose’s reputation.  Rose is liked by his teammates, and he is that city’s star, so keeping...

Season-In-Review: The Brooklyn Nets' 2012-13 Campaign

All in all, Deron Williams was probably the Nets' MVP this season. I know, a lot of people would say Brook Lopez, but D-Will took on a leadership role with this team that Brook just wasn't able to do The 2012-13 season was supposed to be a "clean-slate" campaign for the Nets in which their checkered New Jersey past was discarded away into a trash bin...

Mark Cuban takes Shot at Deron Williams

If you remember, last season the big fish in free agency was Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams. It was thought that the two potential landing spots for Williams were staying with the Nets as they moved to Brooklyn or taking his talents down to Dallas to play for the Mavericks. Turns out, that many [...]

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Mark Cuban Takes Another Shot At Deron Williams

Much has been made of the Dallas Mavericks making a half-hearted run at Deron Williams during last summers free agency period, allow Williams to remain with the Brooklyn Nets. During an interview with ESPN Dallas, Cuban was asked whether he intentionally sabotaged his team’s efforts to sign Williams, because he preferred to make a run at free agents available this summer. Cuban...

Phil Jackson calls Derrick Rose fearless

Phil Jackson has the hardware to prove that he is the most accomplished basketball coach of all-time. Jackson’s profile has been higher than usual lately after releasing a book titled Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success and plugging into Twitter. During a recent Chicago appearance to promote his book, Jackson (a.k.a. the Zen Master) let it all hang loose with his usual frank...
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