Rapid Reactions: The Kenny Atkinson Edition

RETRANSMITTING TO CORRECT TO KENNY ATKINSON NOT  MIKE BUDENHOLZER IN FIRST REFERENCE FILE - This Nov. 13, 2015 file photo shows Kenny Atkinson calling to players during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston. The Brooklyn Nets have hired the Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson as their new coach, Sunday, April 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, file)

On Sunday, the Brooklyn Nets shocked the NBA community and ruined brunches around the city when they announced that Kenny Atkinson would be the team’s next head coach. Atkinson, the Atlanta Hawks’ current assistant coach, has long been praised by those around him, including Mike Budenholzer, and was set to be a hot target for franchises this […]

Report: Nets part ways with Tim Walsh, Gary Sussman

Tim Walsh, tending to Vince Carter in 2007.

Although there’s been no formal announcement, it looks as if the Brooklyn Nets have parted ways with Tim Walsh and Gary Sussman, two of organization’s longest-tenured employees. First tipped by Tom Lorenzo and then confirmed by Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, Walsh had become a popular name around the NBA after winning back-to-back Trainer of […]

Donald Sloan thanks fans, wants to re-sign with Brooklyn

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7) drives past Brooklyn Nets' Donald Sloan (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Donald Sloan posted an Instagram this morning to thank fans and express his wishes to stay with the Nets beyond this season. Sloan signed a 1-year deal with Brooklyn in early August for a little over a million dollars and will an unrestricted free agent this summer. The text reads: Thank you Brooklyn for giving […]

Nets, Knicks split season series, but which franchise has the brighter future?

New York Knicks' Robin Lopez (8) and Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez (11) fight for position during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

While the Brooklyn Nets may have managed a 2-2 series draw against the New York Knicks in 2015-2016 (capped off by their miserable fourth quarter last night), their cross-river rivals have won 10 more games than them this year. The Nets, following the dismissal of Deron Williams over the summer, were expected to take a step […]

Report: NBA, Adam Silver forces Celtics to return Nets’ draft picks from 2013 blockbuster

Jason Terry (right), with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. (AP)

In a stunning turn of events, commissioner Adam Silver has mandated that the Boston Celtics return their draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets, a source reports. In case you’ve forgotten, the Nets traded their 2014, 2016, and 2018 picks to the Celtics in a 2013 draft day blockbuster that brought them Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, […]

Woj: Nets, Sean Kilpatrick close to multi-year deal

Brooklyn Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick, left shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lou Williams defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Brooklyn Nets and Sean Kilpatrick are on the verge of completing a multi-year deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Kilpatrick, who earned a second 10-day contract after his D-League call-up in late February, will have a guarantee for the 2016-2017 season. The sharpshooter had short stays with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets in the past, but […]

Stein: Nets, Bargnani begin buyout negotiations

Thaddeus Young, right, Shane Larkin, second from right, Andrea Bargnani, center, and Bojan Bogdanovic, second from left, watch the game during the second half. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Andrea Bargnani and the Brooklyn Nets have started negotiating a buyout, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. The seven-foot center has been firmly rooted to the bench since the debut of rookie Chris McCullough and, with the Nets finally looking towards the future, is unlikely to regain his spot in the rotation. A few days before the trade […]

Rumor: Nets call Hawks to inquire about Jeff Teague, Paul Millsap

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Despite their lack of a General Manager or major assets worth pursuing, Alan Hahn of ESPN Radio told the Michael Kay Radio show that the Brooklyn Nets have inquired about the availability of Jeff Teague and Paul Millsap. The Atlanta Hawks, who are rumored sellers this trade deadline, may be trying to collect as much cap […]

Stan Van Gundy calls Thaddeus Young-Brandon Jennings rumors “made-up”

Brooklyn Nets' Thaddeus Young (30) drives to the net as Toronto Raptors' Bismack Biyombo (8) and Kyle Lowry (7) defend during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Earlier today, Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com reported that the Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons were considering a potential trade with Thaddeus Young and Brandon Jennings at the center of it. Following the loss of Jarrett Jack last month, Sheridan’s source says that the Nets are determined to replace the guard before free agency begins. However, Jennings will […]