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
10 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

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov owns a circus so why wouldn't he conduct one at training camp?

Brooklyn nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov showed up at day 2 of training camp. He demonstrated an array of push-ups he can do with different sized balls which apparently are part of Tescao, the realistic and highly effective martial art techniques – performed with and without weapons. Nets players, however, seem to have never, ever been attacked by a ping pong ball. [FOX Sports]Please...
Via Bob's Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov do weirdest pushups you'll ever see

Day two of Nets training camp meant an appearance from Brooklyn owner Mikhail Prokhorov. Because of the scheduled visit, Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game made a prediction: "It’s no secret that Prokhorov is working on a deal with Forest City Ratner to retain 100% ownership of the team, so he’ll assuredly be in town working on that. But knowing Prokhorov, I’d bet he...
Via Fox Sports
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

Brooklyn Nets move on without Deron Williams

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) As the Brooklyn Nets held their annual media day at their New Jersey-based training center for the last time, Deron Williams was notably absent. The one-time All-Star point guard, thought to be the face of the franchise four years ago when the team moved to Brooklyn, opted for a buyout of his lucrative contract so he could sign on at a discounted rate...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three questions the Nets face heading into training camp

With training camp about to tip off, here’s what to watch for as your favorite team prepares for the 2015-16 season. Some of these questions will be answered quickly; others could linger into the regular season. Either way, here are three things that will define the first month of this new season: Is an identity change actually in store? It's not that the Nets were slow last year...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrett Jack on Deron Williams: 'Sometimes a change is necessary'

Deron Williams was the best on-court option for the Nets at point guard last year, but it's becoming clearer and clearer over time that he was far from their best locker room presence. Williams, who never seemed to be happy during his time in Brooklyn, worked a buyout with the Nets over the offseason. Now the starter, Jarrett Jack doesn't ignore his talent, but does acknowledge...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets' Johnson 'surprised' Deron Williams wanted buyout, hasn't spoken to him

Things didn't work out the way the Brooklyn Nets hoped with former point guard Deron Williams, who was bought out this summer before joining the Dallas Mavericks. And that apparently surprised Nets All-Star Joe Johnson, who told reporters on Monday at Brooklyn's media day that he hasn't spoken with Williams since the buyout: But there's a chance that's just Johnson saying the right...
Via Fox Sports
5 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

Shane Larkin isn't happy with where he stands in #NBArank

Shane Larkin was the 18th pick in the NBA Draft only two years ago. Now, he might not even be one of the 300 best players in the league.ESPN began its annual #NBArank with the bottom 100 this week, and the Nets new backup point guard found himself on the list, much to the surprise of The Brooklyn Game's Devin Kharpertian:Larkin ranked No. 388 in ESPN's list of the NBA's best players...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets GM Billy King subtly knocks Knicks and 'local management'

Remember when the Nets first moved to Brooklyn a few years ago, and everyone jumped on the bandwagon of what was the next big rivalry in the NBA, Knicks vs. Nets? Well, that didn't really materialize, did it?The Nets progressively got worse ever since coming from Jersey, possibly readying for their worst season in Brooklyn right now. The Knicks, meanwhile, won 17 games last year...
Via Fox Sports
10 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

GM Billy King says Nets' culture has changed, won't credit it to Deron Williams' absence

When the Nets bought out Deron Williams this summer, everyone and their mother knew part of the reason was to add some levity to a locker room that was tense at times throughout last season. Whether it was because of clashes between D-Will and coach Lionel Hollins or just general the attitude which protruded through the team, the Nets had some problems last year.But when speaking...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins said Jarrett Jack 'told on himself'

Of all the issues the Nets have right now, one of the most beaten to death is their shallow cast of point guards. Brooklyn may have the worst point-guard roster in the NBA right now, made up of Jarrett Jack, Shane Larkin, Donald Sloan and Ryan Boatright, though one of Sloan or Boatright will likely be cut by the end of the preseason.Brooklyn, though, has shown nothing but confidence...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets GM King promises athleticism, but not championships

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King reached his goal of reducing the payroll and getting younger players in the offseason. He didn't talk of a championship Tuesday for the first time in several years during his annual media day before training camp. ''We have a chance to make the playoffs,'' King said. ''We're going to build and develop our young...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nets have a bench of journeymen

The Nets spent their offseason trying to save money, finding cheap options to bolster the bench and buying out Deron Williams so he could later sign with the Mavericks. Now, their roster is a list of either journeymen or young kids who appear to be on the verge of journeyman careers. Over at The Brooklyn Game, Devin Kharpertian writes about how the bench could mesh as an overall...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Harper Signs With Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have signed forward Justin Harper. Harper (6’10”, 225) joins the Nets after spending the 2014-15 season with S.S. Felice Scandone in Italy’s Serie A. Originally selected with the 32nd pick (second round) of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Harper was dealt to the Orlando Magic on draft night. He appeared in 14 games with the Magic during his...
Via RealGM
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Ellington says the Nets are 'a lovely spot' for him

It's got to be nice to have a guaranteed contract. Wayne Ellington has finally played himself into one.Ellington was selected by the Timberwolves in the first round of the 2009 draft, so it's not like he's never had any sort of NBA job security, but every since that contract ran out, it's been a journeyman's career for someone who's still just a 27-year-old trying to make a living...
Via Fox Sports
15 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

Deron Williams' Struggles With Nets Both Physical, Mental

The issues Deron Williams faced during his tenure with the Brooklyn Nets were both physical and mental, according to sources close to the situation. Williams was acquired by the Nets in 2011 in a costly trade and he signed a new deal in 2012 worth more than $100 million. "He played a lot better with less than he did with more, when he was more of a focal point," former Nets assistant...
Via RealGM
16 days ago  |  Discuss
Nets News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Rick Pitino and the shadows that never leave

Chad Johnson ... Steelers kicker?

Flacco deserves more from the Ravens

Time for Neymar's Barcelona

Seth Rollins, WWE depth, Divas and winning

Madison Keys and the future of women’s tennis

Most underrated games in NFL Week 4

What to watch in CFB Week 5

Starter strategies for final, tie-breaker and wild card games

Five outrageous predictions for NFL Week 4

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker