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Report: Nets Reach Agreement With Lionel Hollins To Become Head Coach

Andy Vasquez is reporting that the Nets have reached an agreement with Lionel Hollins to make him the teams new head coach. Nets announce they have "reached an agreement in principle" with Lionel Hollins to become the team's next head coach. — Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) July 2, 2014
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets Reach Agreement With Lionel Hollins

Andy Vasquez is reporting that the Nets have reached an agreement with Lionel Hollins to make him the teams new head coach. Nets announce they have "reached an agreement in principle" with Lionel Hollins to become the team's next head coach. — Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) July 2, 2014 Following the 2012-13 season, the Memphis Grizzlies made the decision to not...
Via BlackSportsOnline
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets' Deron Williams will have MRI and possible offseason surgery

The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Wednesday by the score of 96-94. The loss ended the season for the Nets after a 44-win regular season and first round playoff upset over the Toronto Raptors. Nets' guard Deron Williams had 17 points, four rebounds and four assists in the loss despite playing on ankles that have been less...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets' Shaun Livingston misses practice but will be ready for Game 3

The Brooklyn Nets enter Game 3 of their first round Eastern Conference playoff game against the Toronto Raptors tied at 1-1. The Nets lost Game 2 by the score of 100-95, but still have home court advantage. They have a chance to take control of the series with the next two games at home. There was some concern when point guard Shaun Livingston missed practice on Thursday due...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Akron RubberDucks strike early, beat the Altoona Curve, 5-4

ALTOONA, Pa. – Following Tuesday’s heartbreaking walk-off loss at the hands of the Altoona Curve, the Akron RubberDucks stormed out of the gates Wednesday, leading to a 5-4 victory.  The RubberDucks scored in each of the first four innings and held off a late push by Altoona to secure a momentum-building win leading into their home-opening series with the Bowie Baysox.  Akron’s...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets' Kevin Garnett out next three games before being re-evaluated

The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Phoenix Suns on Monday by the score of 108-95. The win improved the Nets to 34-31 on the season, second in the Atlantic Division. The Nets had an impressive victory despite the absence of forward Kevin Garnett, who has missed the last eight games with a back injury. The Nets will be without their veteran forward again on Wednesday against the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets Escape from Utah with a 103-99 Win

Just hours after the Brooklyn Nets acquired Sacramento Kings guard Marcus Thornton in exchange for Reggie Evans and Jason Terry, they arrived in Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Jazz, who were a lowly 19-33 coming off of the All-Star break. Brooklyn had the opportunity to move into the Eastern Conference's fifth playoff seeding position with a win.Deron Williams met boos...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets' shooting guard Joe Johnson out versus 76ers

The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday by the score of 97-96. The loss was their third consecutive to drop to 20-25, second place in the Atlantic Division. The Nets will have to try to end their losing streak tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers without the services of shooting guard Joe Johnson.Stegas4  via Wikimedia CommonsAndy Vasquez,  Brooklyn Nets reporter...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett says November was a '(expletive) year' for Nets

November was a month to forget for the Brooklyn Nets. They went (5-11) and were hindered with multiple injuries. Notice how I said “November was a month to forget”. Apparently the aging Kevin Garnett forgot that November is a month and not a year. Kevin Garnett: "November was a sh**ty year for us. (Laughs) A sh**ty month.They're probably going to fine me for that. I...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Re-Sign Two Minor League Free Agents

The Pirates have re-signed Eliecer Navarro. The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed two minor league free agents, according to Baseball America’s latest minor league transactions. The two players who were re-signed were Eliecer Navarro and Andy Vasquez. Navarro had a strong season with Bradenton, putting up a 2.86 ERA as a starter in 69.1 innings, with an 8.0 K/9 and a 1.7 BB/9....
Via Pirates Prospects
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Nets’ Andrei Kirilenko Expected To Play Friday

The Brooklyn Nets look to bounce back from their season opener loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers when they take on the Miami Heat on Friday. They will receive a boost to their bench as small forward Andrei Kirilenko will be in action. Andy Vasquez of NorthJersey.com reports that Kirilenko stated that he was given the “green light” to play. A back injury has kept Kirilenko out since...
Via NBA Injury News
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Gregory Polanco Doubles Twice, Drives in Two as Curve Sweep DH

Gregory Polanco had two doubles tonight in game two. Gregory Polanco went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI as the Curve pounded out 16 hits while completing a sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader at Richmond, winning 13-1. (Game One Recap: Nick Kingham Labors As Curve Prevail) Andy Vasquez provided the big hit during a seven-run fourth inning, tripling to right field to score...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Notebook: Vasquez, Curry, and Lambo leading the Altoona offense

Andy Vasquez has been a surprising bright spot in the Altoona offense. The Curve lost their best hitter when Adalberto Santos went down with a hip injury April 15, and the offense has struggled for noticeable spells in the early season.  Santos returned Tuesday night, so there is some optimism he’ll be able to pick up where he left off prior to his injury. Andy Vasquez has been...
Via Pirates Prospects
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Performers: Jose Osuna’s Bat is Starting to Come Alive

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level,...
Via Pirates Prospects
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Kingham Strikes Out 13, Morton Goes Six in Rehab Start

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the pre-season rankings, and links to each prospect writeup can be...
Via Pirates Prospects
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Notebook: A Look at Nick Kingham’s Constantly Increasing Velocity

Nick Kingham was sitting 93-95 MPH through two innings today. Nick Kingham pitched his first game today against the New York Yankees minor league system. Kingham started the Double-A game, going two innings while allowing three runs on four hits with a walk and two strikeouts. The right-hander ran into some trouble in the first inning, getting hit around and having some trouble with...
Via Pirates Prospects
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Kris Humphries Benched for Non-Injury Reasons in Nets' Win

For the most part, a player getting no minutes in an NBA game means one of three things.  He is either injured, he is getting rested, or he is suspended.  None of those three things were the case for Kris Humphries of the Brooklyn Nets.  He was simply benched for basketball reasons says coach Avery Johnson. Andy Vasquez of The Record reports that Johnson benched Humphries as...
Via NBA Injury News
December 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Two Hits for Marte

In Winter League action yesterday, Starling Marte went 2-for-4, with two singles and a stolen base. He has a .321/.400/.509 line through 14 games and has been successful on all three stolen base attempts. In other action in the Dominican, Anderson Hernandez went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He has a .256/.333/.366 line in 23 games. Andy Vasquez made a rare appearance yesterday playing...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues Recap: Marte Shows Patience, Fuesser Dominates

In Winter League action yesterday, Starling Marte went 0-for-2 with two walks, pushing his off-season walk total to seven in just 11 games. He has a .333/.429/.571 line in 42 AB’s, with two homers and two stolen bases. He is playing for Leones del Escogido of the Dominican League. In other Dominican League action, Anderson Hernandez went 1-for-5 with a run scored. He has a .288...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Alen Hanson, Gregory Polanco Taken in First Round of Dominican League Draft

The Dominican Winter League is currently holding a draft for the rights to the top international prospects in baseball for the 2012 season.  A total of 100 players will be drafted to the reserve teams for the 2012 season. The draft started at 4 PM, and at the time of this writing 90 players have been selected. With the second pick in the draft, Toros Del Este selected Pittsburgh...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

DeShawn Stevenson Has An ATM In His Kitchen

Last night, my buddy Andy Vasquez, New Jersey Brooklyn Nets beat writer for The Record, Tweeted the above picture from DeShawn Stevenson’s Instrgram account and yep, he has an ATM in his freaking kitchen. Once Darren Rovell eventually confirmed it, the Interwebs and Twitter had its fun with Stevenson’s accessory, and the Nets guard responded to the strange claims that he might...
Via With Leather
May 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Former Celtic Gerald Green to Sign Second 10-Day Contract With New Jersey Nets

Gerald Green is back in the NBA, and it appears his stay will last a little while longer. The former Celtic and 2007 NBA Slam Dunk champ is expected to sign a second 10-day contract Thursday to remain with the New Jersey Nets, Andy Vasquez of northjersey.com reports. Green, 26, has attracted praise for his scoring and athleticism off the bench. "Gerald has definitely -- he&...
Via NESN.com
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Minor League Depth — Third Base

With power hitting down throughout baseball, classic thirdbasemen are increasingly difficult to find. Most teams want a player who hits for power while having the arm and quickness to play the position. In 2011, however, there were only five thirdbasemen who hit 20 HRs and only ten who hit 15. The Pirates are no exception.  Their system doesn’t have any players who profile as...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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