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BILLY KING RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Billy King happy the Nets are flying under the radar

As the Nets have worked hard to establish themselves in their new home in Brooklyn over the past two years, they haven’t been shy about promoting themselves. But after two offseasons full of headline-grabbing moves — re-signing Deron Williams and trading for Joe Johnson two summers ago, then hiring Jason Kidd and trading for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett last summer — the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy King on why Paul Pierce left Brooklyn

The Nets had every opportunity to re-sign free agent Paul Pierce. They owned his full Bird rights, meaning that they could sign him for any amount up to the maximum salary, even though they were over the cap and into ludicrous luxury-tax territory. They had the means, in the form of a billionaire owner who'd free-wheeled his way into three players on their maximum contracts....
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd to interview with Bucks after failed power play

Photo Credit: Seth Wenig/AP After his first year as the Brooklyn Nets head coach, it is safe to say that Jason Kidd did as good of a job as you could expect. Apparently, Kidd isn’t satisfied with merely being the head coach, though. According to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, Kidd approached Nets management demanding a position to run the teams basketball operations, which...
Via New York Sports-Kings
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets likely to acquire draft pick

On the eve of the NBA Draft, Nets general manager Billy King downplayed his chances of getting himself into a draft in which the team currently does not have a pick. “I’d like [to trade into it], just because I think you can get a good player,” King said Wednesday at the team’s New Jersey practice facility. “I don’t know if we will. … I doubt we’ll get into the first...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 25, 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...
Via Nets Take Over
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss
STUCK IT OUT

Pop considered cutting Green?

A story told by former Nets coach Avery Johnson suggests that Gregg Popovich once was close to cutting Finals hero Danny Green.

Via Project Spurs
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets fire interim coach P.J. Carlesimo

The Brooklyn Nets took the Chicago Bulls seven games deep into their Eastern Conference quarterfinals matchup. It still was not enough for P.J. Carlesimo to keep his spot.   Please click here to read this story. The post Brooklyn Nets fire interim coach P.J. Carlesimo appeared first on Players View.
Via Players View
May 06, 2013  |  1 Comment

Nets sign GM Billy King to contract extension

Coming off their first season in Brooklyn in which the franchise ended a six-year playoff drought, the Nets have signed general manager Billy King to a contract extension. King, hired by the Nets in 2010, put together a that went 49-33 in its first season after moving from New Jersey, matching the second-best record in franchise history. ''Billy has been a great asset to...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Nets GM King preparing multiple deals

New Jersey Nets general manager Billy King is working on multiple scenarios to trade for Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard. Sports Illustrated reported that King has put together three- and four-team deals if the Magic decide to deal Howard by the NBA's trade deadline. Howard, who will be a free agent after the season, has made it known that New Jersey is one of his preferred...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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