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Latest News / Nov 21, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Report: Nets Likely To Trade Or Buyout Andrei Kirilenko

Andrei Kirilenko, Travis Wear

Remember when Andrei Kirilenko turned down what would have been more than $10 million in his final year in Minnesota to sign a two-year deal for what was a mini mid-level exception in Brooklyn? Yeah, the NBA even investigated — and cleared — claims of corruption because Kirilenko shares the same heritage as Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov. Now it seems like he’s close to gone from BK and the New York Post‘s Tim Bontemps claims the Nets will either trade AK-47 or just buy him out. Read More »

NBA / Oct 19, 2014 / 7:45 pm

44-Minute Game Experiment Clocks In At Under Two Hours Of Real Time

Marcus Thornton

The NBA’s 44-minute game experiment came and went today without much fanfare, especially considering the stir of discussion it created earlier this week. We’ll have to wait and see if the league considers the common sentiment of players and coaches that cutting games from the regular season schedule would be more beneficial than shortening the length of them. The takeaway for now is that the first 44-minute game – a 95-90 Boston Celtics win over the Brooklyn Nets – clocked in at under two hours of real time. Read More »

NBA / Sep 15, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Report: Kevin Garnett Will Start And Play Significant Minutes For Nets If Healthy

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett isn’t going anywhere. Not only will the 38 year-old KG stave off retirement and play this season, but Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins has big plans for the future Hall-of-Famer, too. Read More »

NBA / Sep 11, 2014 / 11:45 am

Lionel Hollins On Nets’ Last Place ESPN Future Rankings: “Doesn’t Matter”

Lionel Hollins

Under the leadership of owner Mikhail Prokhorov, the Brooklyn Nets have always operated as a win now team. This year will be no different, as the Nets look to compete in the Eastern Conference with a core led by Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and a healthy Brook Lopez. This week, new head coach Lionel Hollins spoke about the Nets being ranked dead last in ESPN’s Future Rankings. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Latest News / Jun 30, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Nets Considering Hollins, Jackson, Karl, Messina To Replace Kidd

Lionel Hollins

The Brooklyn Nets have some of coaching’s biggest names lined up to replace Jason Kidd. According reports, Mikhail Prokhorov and company will likely choose from a group of distinguished coaches highlighted by Lionel Hollins and Mark Jackson. Read More »

Latest News / May 29, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Vinny Del Negro Emerges As Coaching Candidate for T-Wolves

Vinny Del Negro

After failing to reach an agreement with the Memphis Grizzlies’ Dave Joerger, the Minnesota Timberwolves search for a head coach has taken a surprising turn. According to multiple reports, former Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro has emerged as a legitimate candidate to take the reins in Minnesota. Read More »

NBA / May 23, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dave Joerger To Meet With Owner For ‘Wolves Job

Marc Gasol, Dave Joerger

Earlier this week, the Memphis Grizzlies front office went through an upheaval when their CEO and assistant general manager abruptly left the team. There have been reports owner Robert Pera has been very hands-on with the team, including promising playing time to certain players earlier in the season. So it’s no surprise Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger is looking elsewhere for a new job. He has made significant progress with the Minnesota Timberwolves this week. Read More »