BILLY KING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Brooklyn Nets Summer Options Look Bleak

After suffering the indignity of losing to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, the Brooklyn Nets now find themselves 13-39 with no hope of making anything of this season. It’s true, the Nets playoff changes this season where virtually zero heading into the campaign and their disastrous record has only served to stamp them as awful. Unlike other terrible teams, Philadelphia included...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets are looking at 4 general manager candidates

The Nets are eyeing four potential general manager candidates whom they would like to bring in before the Feb. 18 trade deadling, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Those candidates include the previously reported former Suns and Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo, former Cavaliers and Hawks GM Danny Ferry, current Nuggets assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas and current Rockets...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets show interest in former Cavaliers coach David Blatt

David Blatt might have just had an ugly split with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be without a job for long. Blatt received his walking papers from the Cavaliers Friday despite the team sitting in first place in the Eastern Conference at 30-11, according to ESPN.com. The Cavaliers have their reasons, but plenty of teams—such as the...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets unlikely to trade Joe Johnson

The approach of the NBA trade deadline means it’s time for Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets to step back into the spotlight. Now 34 years old and boasting one of the league’s biggest contracts, Johnson seems destined to remain in trade chatter until his career ends. This year the rumblings are especially intriguing, though, because the Nets just cleaned shop in the front office...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Power Rankings: Overshadowed By Warriors, Spurs Continue Dominance

Pop quiz: Who’s the best team in the NBA? That question has an obvious answer, as the Golden State Warriors are on pace to be one of the best teams in NBA history. But before you hand the Larry O’Brien Trophy to Stephen Curry and Co. right now, it’s worth mentioning another team that’s enjoying amazing success. The San Antonio Spurs quietly are in the midst of one of their...
Via NESN.com
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder have heated on-court exchange in loss

Want to see a microcosm of the Boston Celtics’ past five days? Having already blown a 21-point lead, the Celtics trailed the Memphis Grizzlies by two points Sunday with 40 seconds remaining when former Celtic Jeff Green rejected Marcus Smart’s layup attempt. Frustrated by what he thought was a no-call, Smart committed a not-so-smart foul on Mario Chalmers seconds later, and...
Via NESN.com
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets hit reset button, fire Lionel Hollins, reassign GM Billy King

A day after losing to the Detroit Pistons and dropping to 10-27, the Brooklyn Nets have fired head coach Lionel Hollins and reassigned general manager Billy King. Nets assistant coach Tom Brown will take over as interim head coach. “After careful consideration, I’ve concluded that it’s time for a fresh start and a new vision for the direction of the team,” said Nets owner...
Via The Comeback
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Nets Fire Coach Lionel Hollins, Reassign General Manager Billy King

NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets have fired coach Lionel Hollins and reassigned general manager Billy King in the midst of their worst season since moving from New Jersey. The Nets said Sunday that assistant Tony Brown will serve as the interim head coach, and the GM position will remain open until a replacement is hired. The Nets have lost four in a row overall and nine straight...
Via NESN.com
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Nets fire Lionel Hollins, start cleaning house

The Brooklyn Nets have made major changes, firing head coach Lionel Hollins and reassigning general manager Billy King to a lesser role within the organization. Assistant coach Tony Brown will serve as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season, with the general manager role remaining vacant until a full-time GM is hired. “After careful consideration, I’ve concluded...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets looking to make trades already?

With the Brooklyn Nets off to a dismal 0-7 start to the 2015-16 regular season, Nets general manager Billy King apparently has already started exploring trade options. Billy King admitted he's made some exploratory calls in case #Nets keep heading down this path. Knows they may have to do something. — Rod Boone (@rodboone) November 9, 2015 King, who is in the final year of...
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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