TAG: Brooklyn Nets

Smack / Aug 26, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Larry Drew On Bucks Firing: “No Hard Feelings”

Larry Drew, Ekpe Udoh

Former Milwaukee Bucks head coach Larry Drew talked about his abrupt dismissal in a recent interview, and while he was miffed at his dismissal, he doesn’t hold any ill-will after it all went down. Read More »

NBA / Aug 21, 2014 / 2:45 pm

A Lighter Brook Lopez Is Ready For His Return

Brook Lopez

Brook Lopez appeared in just 17 games last season. He had season-ending foot surgery in January, and is eager to get back on the court. Lopez was at a youth health lifestyle clinic at Barclays Center yesterday and looked noticeably thinner. Read More »

Smack / Aug 11, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Comedian Creates NBA Team Names By Word Association. Now, There Are Logos.

Drake

Last week, comedian Joe Mande decided to change the name of every NBA team based on the first thing he could think of for each city. He’s posted them all on his website. Here’s a sampling of what he came up with: Atlanta Stripclubs, Brooklyn Bloggers, Cleveland LeBrons, Dallas Grassy Knolls, Memphis Ribs and Utah Mormons. Mande sent out an open invite on Twitter for fans to create logos for these team names, and he’s gotten a lot of great responses. Read More »

NBA / Aug 9, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Nets Coach Lionel Hollins Believes That Kevin Garnett Will Play This Season

Kevin Garnett

Brooklyn Nets big man and future Hall-of-Famer Kevin Garnett is hardly the player he used to be, but that doesn’t mean he’s expendable. The 38 year-old’s playing status has been unknown since the Nets were eliminated from the playoffs in May, and conventional wisdom said the departure of longtime teammate Paul Pierce to the Washington Wizards in free agency increased the chances that Garnett will retire. All recent reports have indicated otherwise despite KG’s silence, however, and yesterday’s sentiment of new Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins is the latest evidence that supports the idea Garnett will return to play at least one more season. Read More »

Smack / Jul 21, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Kirilenko Says Kidd Couldn’t Handle Pressure Of Brooklyn

Andrei Kirilenko (Gary A. Vasquez, USATODAY)

Jason Kidd’s sudden departure from the Brooklyn Nets certainly didn’t sit well with Andrei Kirilenko. In a wide-ranging interview concerning the state of his team, Kirilenko said that Kidd couldn’t handle the pressure that accompanies playing and coaching for Brooklyn. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 13, 2014 / 11:45 am

Report: Paul Pierce Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Wizards

Trevor Ariza, Paul Pierce

After one year in Brooklyn, Paul Pierce is moving on to the Washington Wizards, Marc Stein of ESPN first reported last night. He has agreed to sign for two years and close to $11 million after Trevor Ariza had moved on from the Wiz to join the Rockets. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 9, 2014 / 11:30 am

Report: Cavs Deal Jack In Three-Team Trade To Open Up Space For LeBron

Jarrett Jack, Deron Williams

The Cavs haven’t had enough cap space to offer presumptive free agent signee LeBron James the max contract he desires, but they opened up enough room in a three-team trade involving the Nets and Celtics, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports. Cleveland now has the cap space to offer LeBron the maximum allowable contract he’s said he wants, opening up the door for his much ballyhooed return to Ohio. Read More »

Smack / Jul 8, 2014 / 11:15 am

Paul Pierce Is Still Alive At The World Series Of Poker

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce has become a regular at the World Series of Poker events held in Las Vegas every year. Yesterday, he played in Day 1 of the main event and held his own. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 3, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: Clippers, Nets Talk Pierce Trade

Paul Pierce

That the Los Angeles Clippers have interest in Paul Pierce is old news. Now, their desire to land the future Hall-of-Famer has become a bit more serious. According to ESPN, the Clippers have had discussions with the Brooklyn Nets on a sign-and-trade that would bring Pierce to LA. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 2, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Nets Hire Lionel Hollins To Replace Kidd

Lionel Hollins

The Brooklyn Nets’ brief coaching search is over. In the wake of Jason Kidd’s blazing, unapologetically Machiavellian departure to the Milwaukee Bucks, the team announced it has hired Lionel Hollins as head coach. Read More »