BILLY KING RUMORS & GOSSIP

King: Nets Have System, Identity Under Kidd

While Jason Kidd seemed overmatched in his first few months as head coach, he figured it out shortly after the new year. “I think some of the young guys have developed and the biggest thing with Jason is we have a system and identity,” Billy King said. “So now putting a team together, I know which players to add. That’s something we’ve been searching for for a while, is...
Via RealGM
21 days ago  |  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...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King: Re-Signing Shaun Livingston in Offseason Is ‘Priority 1′

Shaun Livingston has been a pleasant surprise for the Brooklyn Nets this season, and much more. So much so that Nets general manager Billy King described re-signing the guard as “priority one” for Brooklyn this summer, according to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post: Billy King says re-signing Shaun Livingston is "priority one." — Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) March...
Via Basketball Bicker
March 21, 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...
Via RealGM
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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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 extend contract with GM King

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

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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