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Nets Hire Paul Westphal, John Welch, Tony Brown, Joe Wolf, Jay Humphries On Coaching Staff

The Brooklyn Nets have named Paul Westphal, John Welch, Tony Brown, Joe Wolf and Jay Humphries as assistant coaches. Jim Sann will serve as an assistant coach/advance scout on new head coach Lionel Hollins' staff. Hollins replaced Jason Kidd as coach this offseason.
Via RealGM
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nets Sold Kyle Korver In 2003 To Cover Summer League, Buy Copy Machine

Back in 2003, money didn’t grow on trees for the then-New Jersey Nets. Despite being Eastern Conference champions that season, the team needed some dough to cover summer league expenses. They also needed a new copy machine for their office. So, what did they do? Zach Lowe of Grantland reports that after drafting Creighton star Kyle Korver with the 51st overall pick in the 2003...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Garnett could have a post-retirement role with the Brooklyn Nets

Many fans have hoped that former Celtic Kevin Garnett would return to Boston after his retirement to have a coaching role with the C's, most likely to help develop young bigs. However, longtime Nets commentator Ian Eagle feels as though KG will stay on with the Brooklyn Nets post-retirement, but not necessarily as a coach.From The Brooklyn Game: Could Kevin Garnett be with the...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Eagle: Garnett Setting up "long-term relationship" with Brooklyn?

Could Kevin Garnett, a Brooklyn Net for all of 13 months up to this point, stay with the organization beyond his playing days? Nets play-by-play man Ian Eagle believes so, as revealed in an interview with CLNS Radio, via TheBrooklynGame."This could be just the start of a long-term relationship," Eagle said. "Kevin's got a lot of interests outside of just playing...
Via Nets Take Over
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett setting up “long-term” relationship with Brooklyn Nets

Could Kevin Garnett be with the Brooklyn Nets beyond his playing career? One person tied in to the organization thinks so. In an interview released Saturday with CLNS Radio, Nets play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle sees Garnett having a role in the Nets organization after his retirement. "This could be just the start of a long-term relationship," Eagle said. "Kevin&...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where KG will not stay in Brooklyn any longer than he has to

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  “This could be just the start of a long-term relationship,” Eagle said. “Kevin’s got a lot of interests outside of just playing basketball, as we know, and I think he saw Brooklyn as an opportunity to...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Brooklyn Nets: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… After a year that started at downright ugly and ended at underwhelming, the Brooklyn Nets have some work to do. With Jason Kidd gone after just one year, Lionel Hollins will step into a roster with aging players and little cap space. The question is now is who Hollins should put on the...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Karasev feeling "comfortable" with Russia's Nets

Sergey Karasev is back in Moscow working out with Team Russia as it prepares for the FIBA Europe Qualifying Round next month. European teams that didn't make the World Championships this summer are vying for places in the 2015 FIBA European championships. In the complicated system, Russia plays Switzerland and Italy in home-and-away sets. But local reporters who covered his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett could have role in Nets organization after he retires

Could Kevin Garnett be with the Brooklyn Nets beyond his playing career? One person tied in to the organization thinks so. In an interview released Saturday with CLNS Radio, Nets play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle sees Garnett having a role in the Nets organization after his retirement. "This could be just the start of a long-term relationship," Eagle said. "Kevin&...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Bojan Bogdanovic Signing Grade

Brooklyn Nets: Bojan Bogdanovic Signing Grade By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content @ Hoopstuff… Contract: 3 years, 10 million After being selected 31st overall in 2011 by the Heat and having his rights traded to the Nets, Bojan Bogdanovic has played the past three seasons in the Adriatic League with Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul of Turkey. Now he is finally making the trek overseas...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Injury Update: Deron Williams out of his boot

The Brooklyn Nets are coming off a successful 2013-2014 season in which they won 44 games and upset the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The Nets were in the top half of the league in points allowed but struggled offensively, ranked 21st in scoring and 29th in assists. Guard Deron Williams can improve upon those numbers, if healthy, but he...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Collins Weighs In On Tony Dungy’s Comments About Michael Sam

Jason Collins got an opportunity to talk about Tony Dungy’s comments on Michael Sam and Collins beautifully shot down Dungy’s concerns over Sam’s sexuality being a distraction. Collins made history by becoming the first active openly gay NBA player when he played for the Brooklyn Nets last season. Guess how much irreparable harm the signing of Jason Collins caused the Nets...
Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jerry Stackhouse has Reached out to Lionel Hollins about Coaching Opportunity in Brooklyn

(Photo Credit via Matthew D. Britt)                                                                                                                                           Two-time NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse is very eager to get into coaching.  Rumors have circulated regarding his interest in coaching for...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Nets Free Agent Signings

The Brooklyn Nets were one of the league’s worst teams last season.  They will continue to be among the league’s playoff contenders, but they also lost in the playoffs last season, and lost one of their key players in Paul Pierce in the off-season.  They did make some re-signings of their own, and I will grade those here:Andrei KirilenkoGrade: B This wasn’t exactly a signing...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing the Brooklyn Nets final 15-man roster

Photo: NBA/AP This morning, the Brooklyn Nets signed two of their second round picks that they purchased in the 2014 NBA Draft, inking Markel Brown and Cory Jefferson to rookie minimum contracts. With those two signings, the Nets officially have 15 players under contract, the maximum that an NBA team is allowed to employ. Since they will no longer be players on the free agent market...
Via New York Sports-Kings
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Sign Bogdanovic, Jefferson, and Brown

The Brooklyn Nets were a busy team the last two days, announcing they have officially inked three players to contracts: Croatian swingman Bojan Bogdanovic, second-round pick Markel Brown and fellow second-rounder Cory Jefferson.Bogdanovic, whose rights the Nets had acquired in a draft night trade all the way back in 2011 from the Miami Heat, had initially agreed to a contract all...
Via Nets Take Over
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Karasev to Join Team Russia This Weekend

Sergey Karasev, acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the three-team trade that sent Marcus Thornton to Boston and also brought back Jarrett Jack from Cleveland, will join the Russian National Team this Friday, prior to two international friendlies, according to NetsDaily. Karasev’s status for those games is unknown as of now.The 20-year old guard/forward played one game...
Via Nets Take Over
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bojan Bogdanovic Signs Three-Year, $10.1M Deal With Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a three-year, $10.1 million deal with Bojan Bogdanovic. Bogdanovic was the 31st overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Bogdanovic averaged 13.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 61 games last season with Fenerbahce Ulker.
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

R.I.P BrooklyKnight... Now What?

Late on July 9, Grantland’s Zach Lowe, noted mascot aficionado, broke some news that made a bunch of Nets fans happy: the BrooklyKnight, the Marvel-created mascot who was most known for looking like a Power Ranger, scaring children, and missing dunks, would not be returning for the 2014-15 season.Actual news: Nets have informed their mascot he will not return next season, may place...
Via Nets Take Over
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirilenko Clarifies his "Negativity" Towards Kidd

Andrei Kirilenko made comments about Jason Kidd that may have been taken out of context. He said that Kidd "couldn't handle" coaching in New York, but AK47 told ESPN New York that he has no negativity towards Kidd leaving; he just is unsure of why he left.“It sounds in the article like I have a negativity [about Jason leaving], but that’s completely untrue,”...
Via Nets Take Over
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Nets Trade Deron Williams?

Deron Williams, the guy the Nets inked to a max contract just two years ago, was a complete disaster in the 2013-2014 season. His per game averages took major dips, and the guy who was once thought to be the best point guard in the NBA was nowhere to be seen. His fan-base has dwindled as a lot of people have lost all faith in him as a franchise player. Things couldn't possibly...
Via Nets Take Over
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko Says Kidd 'couldn't handle' the Pressure of New York

As we all are fully aware, Jason Kidd decided to attempt a power play with the Nets several weeks ago, which lead to his being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. Kidd wanted more power, but the Nets were no going to oblige.Not many players have spoken to the media about the situation, but Andrei Kirilenko decided he would.Kirilenko had trouble finding consistent minutes under Kidd, both...
Via Nets Take Over
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko: Jason Kidd couldn’t handle pressure of New York

Andrei Kirilenko played 19 minutes per game with the Brooklyn Nets last season, which was by far the lowest total of his career. It was hardly a secret that Kirilenko was not Jason Kidd’s favorite player, so AK47 must have been glad when Kidd forced his way to Milwaukee. A recent interview he gave with […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Andrei Kirilenko: Jason Kidd “Couldn’t Handle” the Pressure

  Shots fired. According to a story via the Score, Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko took some shots at his former head coach Jason Kidd during an interview with Russian Sports publication SovSports. In it, the Russian forward bluntly said that the Nets job was simple too much for Kidd to handle. “So the pressure is huge. And Kidd couldn’t handle it,” Kirilenko said...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Kirilenko Criticizes Jason Kidd

After the entire Jason Kidd soap opera played out in Brooklyn earlier this offseason, current members of the Nets were swept under the rug. The primary focus was on Kidd’s relationship with the ownership group and his eventual move to the Milwaukee Bucks.  This doesn’t mean that Nets players are without an opinion on this topic. Veteran forward Andrei Kirilenko had this to...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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