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Mikhail Prokhorov Trains His Brooklyn Nets Team

Earlier this week, Eccentric Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov and Brooklyn Nets owner wanted to spend some quality time with his team. So he dropped by for a practice — and lead his squad in some weird drills. “I think my preference was to come personally, and to say hello to the players and to the coaches,” said Prokhorov, who was making his first stateside visit to...
Via Hooped Up
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlantic Power Rankings: Where Do the Nets Rank?

The Brooklyn Nets’ crushing offseason loss was Deron Williams.  I don’t want to exaggerate the loss too much, considering his low statistical output over the past few years, but one has to consider that he played a role in a lot of Brooklyn’s points, whether by scoring them or assisting on them. Also, his presence was a strong one, and losing him will mean opposing defense’s...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov doesn't want to talk about Deron Williams

Mikhail Prokhorov had to pony up all the dollars to make sure Deron Williams would leave town. You hear me? All the dollars. Every, single one of them.Now, Williams is a Dallas Maverick and Prokhorov's Nets are just trying as hard as they can to make it into the lowly Eastern Conference playoffs, not much different than they were doing with Williams in town, anyway. But that doesn...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov shows team weird pushup exercises (VIDEO)

Before his life as an NBA team owner, Mikhail Prokhorov was known as a pretty decent ballplayer on the court. So when the Brooklyn Nets owner showed up to the team's practice Wednesday, he didn't just stand around scratching his chin. Instead, the Russian billionaire joined in on the workout — introducing the players to some mildly strange, new pushup drills. This is an...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikhail Prokhorov takes working out to the next level at Nets training camp (video)

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov can be classified as a hands-on owner. The billionaire Russian oligarch is not only heavily involved in the team’s day-to-day operations, but he also makes sure the Nets players are training hard, apparently. The Nets finished the 2014-15 season with an underwhelming 38-44 record, and Prokhorov wants to make sure they take the necessary steps...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How Thaddeus Young is adjusting to life in Brooklyn

Over the offseason, Thaddeus Young became the first Net to live in Brooklyn since the team picked up from New Jersey and took its business to New York City. The organization as a whole is yet to make the full migration, though. The Nets' practice facility and offices are still in East Rutherford, N.J. They still operate on a daily basis in Jersey far more often than in Brooklyn...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins won't acknowledge the Nets are rebuilding

Lionel Hollins is always good for a sarcastic quip, and even though media day hasn't even happened yet for the Nets, it appears coach is already in midseason form.From Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game:The Nets obviously went into cost-cutting mode this summer. They bought out Deron Williams to save money (and potentially save a locker room). They were even public with it. General...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Brooklyn Nets Make the Playoffs Next Season?

Brook Lopez #11 high fives Thaddeus Young #30 of the Brooklyn Nets during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Atlanta Hawks during the NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Mandatory Credit ESPN/Getty Images) For an eight seed in the NBA there is no guarantee that the playoffs will be within grasp the next season. For...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: Brooklyn Nets

Over the next month, we will be previewing every team in the NBA. Here is the next installment of our series as we examine the Brooklyn Nets. 2014-15 Record: 38-44 Notable Acquisitions: Andrea Bargnani (FA), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (Draft), Thomas Robinson (FA), Shane Larkin (FA) Notable Departures: Deron Williams, Mason Plumlee, Alan Anderson, Mirza Teletovic Temperature Check...
Via RealGM - NBA
10 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets rookie moved to Jersey to save money, avoid traffic

The bright lights and big city seemed to await Rondae Hollis-Jefferson when he was traded from the Portland TrailBlazers to the Brooklyn Nets on the night of the 2015 NBA draft. The No. 23 overall pick from Arizona could use his seven-figure salary to rent a killer apartment with a view of the Manhattan skyline. Fughetaboutit. Hollis-Jefferson discovered that the rents in New...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Johnson is the Brooklyn Nets Biggest Question Mark Next Season

Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts as he walks to the bench during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the NBA Playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on April 29, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) At this stage in his career Joe Johnson is no longer the guy that can lead an NBA franchise, but the 15...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Nets keep getting bad news

The Brooklyn Nets suffered a bit of a blow on Saturday as starter Bojan Bogdanovic suffered a concussion in the first game of Croatia’s Eurobasket slate. He left the game after hitting his head and did not return. […] Bogdanovic is day-to-day. Unlike the NBA, there is no “Concussion Rule” in FIBA play, so there isn’t a predetermined amount of time that he has to miss...
Via Red's Army
27 days ago  |  Discuss

50 Questions for 2015-16: What exactly is the Brooklyn Nets’ ceiling?

The Brooklyn Nets won 38 games last season — enough to fall ass backward into the No. 8 seed and host three playoff games, but not enough to justifying the hundreds of millions of dollars its high profile owner was pouring into the team. I’m not going to retread old news. The Nets mortgaged their future by trading for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, a double-down after the costly...
Via Crossover Chronicles
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

How a Spurs assistant went all-out for LaMarcus Aldridge

    Most of the reasons LaMarcus Aldridge signed with the San Antonio Spurs are obvious — the best coach in the NBA, a tradition of winning, a chance to contend for a championship immediately while play alongside at least one future Hall of Famer. But had it not been for an assistant coach on Gregg Popovich’s staff, Aldridge may have made a different decision. Ime Udoka...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nets teammate asked media to take it easy on fragile Deron Williams

Deron Williams’ time with the Brooklyn Nets has come to an end, but the stories about how negatively things went with him are still trickling out. Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports that Williams had such a fragile psyche in his final season with the team that a teammate asked a media...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Deron Williams was restrained from going after coach

The same day a report emerged that Deron Williams wants out of Brooklyn, we’re learning that he had a major conflict with Nets coach Lionel Hollins. According to the New York Daily News’ Stefan Bondy, Williams had to be restrained from going after Hollins around the All-Star break: Around AS break, sources say Deron Williams...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs considering trading for Joe Johnson

The Cleveland Cavaliers are apparently ready to cater to LeBron James in an attempt to build a better team than the one that found itself two games from winning the NBA title this past season. With James still waiting for the team to work out a new deal with Tristan Thompson and add another veteran or two before engaging in contract discussions, the Cavaliers seem to be interested...
Via Sportsnaut
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Linda Cohn trashes the Nets on a hot mic

Much of the focus this NBA offseason has been on the Knicks and Lakers hilariously striking out on every free agent they’re pursuing, but what about the Brooklyn Nets not doing anything? That was the question Linda Cohn had on SportsCenter when she was caught with a hot mic, and well…she has a point! Let’s be honest here – the hockey-loving Cohn is probably just irritated...
Via Awful Announcing
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nets and Brook Lopez Finalizing Three-Year, $60 Million Contract

The Brooklyn Nets aren’t wasting any time throwing some of that green stuff around. Shortly after free agency opened early Wednesday morning, it became apparent that the Nets and center Brook Lopez were looking to get a deal done in relatively short order. Now comes this report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports indicating that the two sides are finalizing the terms of a...
Via Sportsnaut
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cliff Alexander to play for Nets in summer league

Just a year ago, Cliff Alexander was a Kansas-bound five-star recruit, and one of the five best players in the loaded 2014 recruiting class. After a brief, rocky Kansas career, Alexander was not selected in Thursday night’s NBA Draft. Now, he must try to latch on with a team and show out this summer if he wants to make a roster for the fall, which is no easy task. Alexander’s...
Via College Spun
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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