Brooklyn Nets free agency preview: Small forward

The small forward market will be a boom this summer, and the Brooklyn Nets could use an influx of talent at the three spot. After waiving veteran Joe Johnson at the trade deadline, the Nets only had Bojan Bogdanovic at small forward, though he plays a lot of time at the two guard spot. Ideally, swingman rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson would have gotten a lot of playing time at the...
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An offseason, on two fronts

With the 2015-16 Brooklyn Nets season now a week old, thankfully, the offseason for all non-playoff NBA teams has begun. As the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers and other organizations compete for a championship, the Nets are at home as they look ahead to a season with a new coach, a new front office and a partially new roster. The Nets will not be winning...
Via Brooklyn Balling
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Deadlines and Commitments - No. 77

It's our special draft  -- aka pain management -- edition.  Lots of action with prospect workouts apparently starting in the next week and including the horror of the Draft Lottery on May 17.  We expect a lot of other, unscheduled news like hiring staff -- and of course Kenny Atkinson's introductory press conference, which is dependent on how far the Hawks go in the playoffs....
Via Nets Daily
5 hours ago

Bojan Bogdanovic's European coach says he needs to be "more ambitious"

Zeljko Obradovic, the legendary European coach, spoke to a Croatian newspaper this week about one of his best players, Bojan Bogdanovic.  Obradovic coached the Nets swingman at Fenerbahce in Turkey and thinks he can do a lot better in the NBA than he has. Obradovic told Vecernji List... "Bojan has a decent role with the Nets, but he has to be more ambitious, because there is...
Via Nets Daily
17 hours ago

What free agents the Brooklyn Nets should target

The Brooklyn Nets have a major offseason upcoming which will determine the direction of the franchise. The weight of these decisions will be on the shoulders of new GM Sean Marks, who has already shown his ability by signing D-League standout Sean Kilpatrick. Mark’s offseason plans are unknown, leading to many speculations of who the Nets will try to acquire. Not having a first...
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WATCH: Kyrie 2 ID Black & White sneaker review with Thaddeus Young

Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young gives his review of the Kyrie 2 black and white sneakers he wore during the 2015-2016 NBA Season.
Via YES Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyrie 2 ID Black & White with galaxy sole sneaker review with Thaddeus Young

Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young gives his review of the Kyrie 2 black and white sneakers he wore during the 2015-2016 NBA season. Young is one of the biggest sneaker collectors in basketball. The former 2007 first round NBA Draft pick says he has over 1,000 pairs of sneakers. He reviews some of the hottest NBA sneakers on the court this year caught on camera at Barclays Center...
Via YES Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Long Island Nets brass get tour of their ultimate home, Nassau Coliseum

Nassau Coliseum took Nets brass, led by Sean Marks, on a tour of the facility's renovation Thursday.  The Coliseum, undergoing a $260 million, 15-month rehab, will be the home of the Nets' D-League team, the Long Island Nets, in 2017, following their inaugural season at Barclays Center. Along with Marks, the touring party included Alton Byrd, the L.I. Nets Vice President of Business...
Via Nets Daily
3 days ago

Kenny Atkinson’s global journey from ‘Spunky’ to Nets coach

Kenny Atkinson is the classic gym rat. He has been since he was a little kid growing up on Long Island, just 35 miles away from where Barclays Center now stands, dribbling a ball almost as big as he was. The only thing he likes better than working on the court is winning on the...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Brooklyn Nets: Don’t forget about the rookies

The Brooklyn Nets finished the regular season with a record of 21-61, but so far they are winning the offseason. New general manager Sean Marks is wisely creating a new culture centers around patient change that ultimately leads to winning. That started with his hiring of assistant general manager Trajan Langdon and head coach Kenny Atkinson, who is currently the assistant coach...
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band make it rain purple in Brooklyn

There have been many tributes to Prince, since the musical genius passed away at the age of 57 on Thursday.When the stage at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, home to the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Nets, turned purple at the outset of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's show on Saturday, it was obvious this was not going to be your static opening to The River Tour show.And it...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyrie 2 “Brooklyn Nets" sneaker review with Thaddeus Young

Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young gives his review of the Kyrie 2 “Brooklyn Nets" sneakers he wore during the 2015-2016 NBA Season.
Via YES Network
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixth Time is the Charm: Brooklyn Nets hire Kenny Atkinson as Head Coach

Atkinson was an assistant to the Atlanta Hawks this season. On May 11, 2008, the NBA approved the sale of the New Jersey Nets to Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. Nearly two years later to the date, Prokhorov moved the franchise across state lines into Brooklyn. Playing in a brand new arena with a re-energized fan base, Brooklyn spent and spent on free agents en route to playing...
Via The Lottery Mafia
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Kenny Atkinson the Right Hire for Head Coach of the Brooklyn Nets?

The Brooklyn Nets have found their new head coach in now former Atlanta Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson. Atkinson will be the Nets sixth head coach since the team moved to Brooklyn. Atkinson has a challenge ahead of him to bring the Nets back to relevancy, but he is looking forward to the opportunity. “I am truly honored and humbled to be named the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets name Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson head coach

The Brooklyn Nets have announced Atlanta Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson as their new head coach. The Nets formally announced the hire on Sunday, with the stipulation that Atkinson will remain with the Hawks until their playoff run concludes. The 48-year-old has been an assistant with Atlanta since 2012 under Larry Drew and now Mike Budenholzer. Prior to that, he spent four seasons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Company of Russian owner of Brooklyn Nets searched in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) Russia's main domestic security agency has searched the offices of a company controlled by the billionaire owner of U.S. basketball team Brooklyn Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov. The Federal Security Service, the main KGB successor agency, said Friday the searches were part of a probe into alleged tax evasion. It added that the investigation is continuing. Some Russian media...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets looking at two Spurs assistants for coaching job

When the Brooklyn Nets brought in former San Antonio Spurs front office executive Sean Marks to be their new general manager earlier this year, it was a rare solid move for the fledgling franchise. After all, attempting to use the same front office philosophy that has worked wonders for San Antonio makes a ton of sense. It also brought to light the possibility that Brooklyn might...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

David Blatt in the running for Nets’ coaching job

Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt is a candidate for the head coaching vacancy the Brooklyn Nets will have this summer, according to Brian Lewis of The New York Post. Lewis also noted that San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina could be a top candidate for the job. New GM Sean Marks thus has a tough task ahead of him, as Brooklyn fired coach Lionel Hollins midseason...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

April Autopsy: Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets didn’t make the playoffs as they had in 2015, but this was nevertheless a fairly typical season for the organization. Brook Lopez was discussed as the subject of possible trades, but stayed put. Mikhail Prokhorov didn’t look very smart. The season ended with everyone feeling pretty depressed, with not a lot of long-term optimism inside the Barclays Center. The...
Via Crossover Chronicles
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Robinson excels after blasting Nets over playing time

Thomas Robinson isn’t a household name because the NBA hasn’t allowed him to become one. Robinson, the No. 5 pick in the 2012 NBA draft, has played for five different teams, been waived, traded a trio of times and for his career averages 13.6 minutes per game. An elite athlete at 6’10” and 237 pounds who has never really been able to put it all together at once, few teams...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets shut down Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young for remainder of season

The Brooklyn Nets absolutely cannot wait for this miserable season to be over. According to a report by Devin Kharpertian of YES Network on Sunday, the team has decided to shut down frontcourt duo Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young for the remainder of the year. Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young will be shut down for the season. — devin kharpertian (@uuords) April 3, 2016 Lopez,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets are wrapping up the first year of their rebuild. Their 2013 trade with the Boston Celtics for Kevin Garnett and Paul Piece never delivered the results the Nets had hoped for, with just one playoff series win. Now the Nets are faced with rebuilding without the likely presence of one of their own first round draft picks until 2019. The Celtics own the Nets' picks...
Via RealGM - NBA
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

The Best NBA Rookie Wing Is... Rondae Hollis-Jefferson?

On March 25, the 20-51 Brooklyn Nets put on a show in front of their home crowd at the Barclay's Center, surprisingly upsetting the 50-21 Cleveland Caveliers 104-95. While I wrote just last week about how ugly the Nets' future looks, they have managed to find one gem in rookie wing Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. Playing for the second time in 50 games due to a broken ankle he suffered...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James: ‘We took step backwards’ against Nets

Despite LeBron James’ best efforts Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers were easily brushed aside by the Brooklyn Nets. The final scoreboard read 104-95, but the gap between the two clubs felt like it was a mile wide after James’ teammates laid an egg in the embarrassing loss. Brooklyn is hardly a powerhouse these days, entering the contest with a dismal record of 19-51....
Via Sportsnaut
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: LeBron James shows bad body language during loss to Nets

LeBron James has been making a lot of noise of late that would suggest he is not too happy with his situation in Cleveland presently. Not only has he displayed curious social media behavior such as sending cryptic tweets and then unfollowing the Cavaliers on Twitter and Instagram, but he is also showing his unhappiness on the court. This was James’ reaction after the Brooklyn...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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