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Nets GM Billy King subtly knocks Knicks and 'local management'

Remember when the Nets first moved to Brooklyn a few years ago, and everyone jumped on the bandwagon of what was the next big rivalry in the NBA, Knicks vs. Nets? Well, that didn't really materialize, did it?The Nets progressively got worse ever since coming from Jersey, possibly readying for their worst season in Brooklyn right now. The Knicks, meanwhile, won 17 games last year...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Billy King says Nets' culture has changed, won't credit it to Deron Williams' absence

When the Nets bought out Deron Williams this summer, everyone and their mother knew part of the reason was to add some levity to a locker room that was tense at times throughout last season. Whether it was because of clashes between D-Will and coach Lionel Hollins or just general the attitude which protruded through the team, the Nets had some problems last year.But when speaking...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets GM King promises athleticism, but not championships

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King reached his goal of reducing the payroll and getting younger players in the offseason. He didn't talk of a championship Tuesday for the first time in several years during his annual media day before training camp. ''We have a chance to make the playoffs,'' King said. ''We're going to build and develop our young...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 6: Billy King is not My Lover, Part 2

Not every trade has one winner and one loser, but boy oh boy some of them sure do. Throughout the month we’ll count down the ten most one-sided trades of the last ten years. The rankings are totally subjective, but this much is for sure: with each of these deals, one team really screwed themselves over, and one team gave themselves a gigantic vault towards glory. March 15, 2012...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets training facility delayed, says Billy King

The Nets may have moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn three years ago, but that was only for games. Their practice facility still rests in East Rutherford, NJ, inconveniently forcing players to commute between the two locations routinely. The Nets are building a new practice facility in Brooklyn—for $50 million, mind you—and the opening was supposed to come before the 2015-16...
Via Fox Sports
May 06, 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

Billy King: Brook Lopez may have put on too much weight

The Brooklyn Nets have had a kind of unexpected season. Brook Lopez, who gained a lot of weight (in muscle) during the off-season as he rehabbed, was someone Nets fan really wanted to see succeed alongside Kevin Garnett and the rest of the new additions.Clearly, that did not work out that well as Lopez ended up injuring himself once again and has borderline become injury-prone over...
Via Nets Take Over
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

'20 Out of 30 Teams' are Interested in Trading for Bojan Bogdanovic

With the trade deadline coming up, many are wondering if Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King will make a move within the next two weeks. Brook Lopez, Deron Williams, an Paul Pierce are some names that have been speculated as possible trade pieces – but one Nets asset that has been perhaps a bit overlooked is European phenom Bojan Bogdanović.Bogdanović, a 24-year-old swingman...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy King: We've Found Our Personality With Smaller Lineups

The Brooklyn Nets have an 11-4 record since New Year's, finding success around smaller lineups. "We’ve found our personality,” said Billy King. “You have to have a sense of structure and an identity,” said Jason Kidd. “You have to know who you are, and how you’re going to play both ends. And now we do.” The Nets are playing in a style that would have been difficult...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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