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Nets fan holds King Wikipedia page hostage

It’s been returned to its original form, but for a few hours on Thursday morning, someone —presumably a Nets fan— hacked into Billy King’s Wikipedia page and, uh, edited it for accuracy? Among the changes... —”Billy Matthew King pronounced “Fran-Chize Slay-er)” —“He is best known for destroying the Nets in the Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce trade;” and in the...
Via Nets Daily
8 days ago

A much different Jeremy Lin makes his return to New York

In the end, Linsanity ended with a thud, with Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald refusing to open his hotel door room to accept Houston's three-year offer sheet for Jeremy Lin during summer league. The league got involved, and in the end, the Knicks allowed Lin to leave, just five months after he took over the sports world, ruled Madison Square Garden and landed on back-to-back...
Via Yardbarker
October 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Billy King 'thought I could have turned it around' with Nets

Billy King could have turned things around with the Brooklyn Nets, if only he was given more time. Well, that’s at least the opinion of King, who said as much in his first interview since being fired. “I know some of the mistakes that were made here and I, I thought I could have turned it around but ownership … that’s their prerogative, [but] you still spent time trying...
Via Sportsnaut
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Nets hire Trajan Langdon as assistant general manager

The management upheaval of the Brooklyn Nets is slowly taking shape. The team announced in an official release on Tuesday that they have hired former Duke star Trajan Langdon as their assistant general manager. The #Nets have named Trajan Langdon as assistant general manager: https://t.co/9ldQNwCUkk — Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) March 8, 2016 Langdon, 39, had been working...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 08, 2016  |  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
January 19, 2016  |  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

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...
Via Yardbarker
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA GMs on the hot seat

When a general manager’s job is believed to be in jeopardy, it can be a moment of dramatic decisions and wildly diverging forks in the road for an NBA franchise. Picture this: let’s say that the team’s 12th man believes that his job is in jeopardy. Suddenly, that 12th man is very uninterested in whether his team wins or loses—instead, he is totally interested in putting...
Via The Sports Post
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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