Kenny Atkinson will dive into his first head coaching job with the Nets as soon as the Hawks season concludes, but he’ll have at least one former head coach on his bench with him.
Brooklyn Nets guard Wayne Ellington won the PBWA’s 2015-16 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for his work in the community, particularly regarding Ellington’s commitment to fighting gun violence. From the release: After his father, Wayne Ellington Sr., was shot to death on Nov. 9, 2014, in Philadelphia, Ellington, a native of Wynnewood, Pa., decided to […]
Pearl Washington, the Brooklyn native who played two of his three NBA seasons with the New Jersey Nets, has passed away, according to his family (via ESPN). Today we mourn the loss of Pearl Washington. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. — Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) April 20, 2016 Washington was drafted […]
The Nets are in possibly the most difficult spot of any NBA team. New general manager Sean Marks has to establish a winning culture with a 21-win team and no draft picks. Marks wowed Nets management with his vision for building in Brooklyn, and this offseason represents Marks’s first big test. Here’s our primer on […]
The Brooklyn Nets have hired Atlanta Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson as their head coach to a multi-year contract, the team announced Sunday afternoon. The deal was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!’s The Vertical. Atkinson will continue to work with the Hawks until their postseason run concludes before officially joining the Nets. “I am […]
In their closing act of the 2015-16 season, what remained of the Brooklyn Nets fell apart in the second half against what remained of the Toronto Raptors, blowing a 21-4 lead and losing 103-96 to a team that rested almost all of its rotation players. It was a fitting ending to a dismal season. The […]