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When your entire family knows the game ... and let's you know it

Cory Wright of the Nets staff wrote this weekend about Kenny Atkinson's family ... seven brothers, all of whom know the game and aren't afraid to let you know it.  As Wright noted, "Eight boys divided by two bedrooms. And one basketball hoop." Kenny is the second youngest and ultimately, the most successful at the game, playing 14 years, then coaching for another nine before joining...
Via Nets Daily
3 hours ago

Aldridge: Brooklyn Nets hire Kevin Durant's personal trainer as shooting coach

David Aldridge reports the Nets have hired Kevin Durant's personal trainer as shooting coach. Nets, per sources, are hiring Adam Harrington, ex-OKC shooting coach--& Kevin Durant's personal trainer. Helped KD w/Dirk 1-legged fadeaway. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) May 21, 2016 Harrington has spent the past several years building Aspire Basketball Training, working...
Via Nets Daily
1 day ago

Kenny Atkinson: Brook Lopez is "absolutely" a "building block" for Brooklyn Nets

In an interview with Chris Mannix of NBC Sports Friday, Kenny Atkinson lavished praise on his center, calling him "absolutely" a building block with the Nets going forward ... admitted there are areas, particularly on defense where he could be "a little better." Mannix noted that "Nets coaches have had a love/hate relationship wih Brook Lopez.  Some guys love him, some guys have...
Via Nets Daily
2 days ago

Brooklyn Nets: What players to keep

It is well documented how poor of a season it was for the Brooklyn Nets. Regime change with new general manager Sean Marks and recently introduced head coach Kenny Atkinson, hope to propel the franchise back into relevancy. A roster shakeup is probable, but the extent is unknown. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Chris McCullough are the only players who are guaranteed to be on the roster...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thaddeus Young: “I’ve been told I’ll be here, along with Brook Lopez

As many of you know, the Brooklyn Nets made plenty of changes throughout the NBA regular season. The Nets brought in Sean Marks as the new general manager. Many have wondered what will Marks do with forward Thaddeus Young and center Brook Lopez. While both would garner plenty of interest around the NBA, Young says he was told something different. According to Andy Vasquez of the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Thaddeus Young says he and Brook Lopez will return to Nets

Next year’s Brooklyn Nets will look very similar to this year’s team, at least at the top of the roster. Andy Vasquez from The Record quoted forward Thaddeus Young saying that both he and center Brook Lopez will be back. Thaddeus Young: "I've been told I'll be here, along with Brook." #Nets — Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) May 16, 2016 It’s not surprising that they’ll...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nets introduce Kenny Atkinson as head coach

General manager Sean Marks introduces Kenny Atkinson as the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
Via YES Network
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Marks talks new Nets coach Kenny Atkinson

General manager Sean Marks joins Ian Eagle to discuss the hiring of new head coach Kenny Atkinson for the Brooklyn Nets.
Via YES Network
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kenny Atkinson answers questions from the media at his introduction as Nets coach

Kenny Atkinson answers questions from the media at his introduction as Nets coach.
Via YES Network
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brooklyn Nets draft dilemma

As the NBA Draft nears, the Brooklyn Nets are in a no win situation. After an awful season the Nets have the third highest odds of winning the first overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. Players selected atop the draft have superstar potential which would greatly accelerate Brooklyn’s rebuilding process. Unfortunately, the Nets are not in possession of their pick. Thanks to the...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy King 'thought I could have turned it around' with Nets

Billy King could have turned things around with the Brooklyn Nets, if only he was given more time. Well, that’s at least the opinion of King, who said as much in his first interview since being fired. “I know some of the mistakes that were made here and I, I thought I could have turned it around but ownership … that’s their prerogative, [but] you still spent time trying...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
22 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
April 13, 2016  |  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
April 09, 2016  |  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
April 05, 2016  |  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
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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