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, […]

Mikhail Prokhorov talks business, wooing women, and the Nets

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Mikhail Prokhorov let GQ into a sliver of his life in a recent interview over e-mail, which includes six hours of sleep and two hours of exercise each day, a few big decisions a week, and his dream of bringing Russian president Vladimir Putin and U.S. president Barack Obama together in a Barclays Center suite […]

Andrei Kirilenko named president of Russian Basketball Federation

Andrei Kirilenko (AP)

Andrei Kirilenko’s stay in Brooklyn was brief — just 62 games (including playoffs) over two seasons. But his stay in basketball will last much longer. Kirilenko was officially named the president of the Russian Basketball Federation today, an expected move that puts the former NBA forward in charge of an unsettled organization. From the Associated […]

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver bailed Mikhail Prokhorov out of his marriage promise

Mikhail Prokhorov answers questions Monday night.

In a video message to Nets fans on the team’s official website, Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov talked about the team’s new approach to building, his happiness at the team bringing back Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young, and his promise to get married within five years of owning the team if they did not win […]

Trading Deron Williams will be harder than you think

Deron Williams (right) will be difficult for the Nets to move. (AP)

It’s been no secret over the past eight months that the Nets have explored the slim trade market for Deron Williams, he of the oversize contract and middling-at-best production. But thanks to the new salary cap, exploring the market beyond this year might even be harder than before. Here’s why: Williams has a 15% trade […]

Lionel Hollins: Kevin Garnett should be an All-Star

The pre-game questioning was over, but Lionel Hollins had one more thing to say: Kevin Garnett should be an All-Star. NBA commissioner Adam Silver had recently discussed potential expansions to the All-Star Game format, specifically expanding the rosters up from the NBA’s current model of 12. Hollins is in favor of the current model, which […]

NBA commissioner cites Nets spending as “unhealthy for the league”

GQ Magazine has named NBA commissioner Adam Silver their “Rookie of the Year,” after Silver took the helm in place of the retiring David Stern. In Silver’s interview with Chuck Klosterman, he tells Klosterman that if he were to change anything about the current NBA, it would be to enforce a stricter salary cap, using […]

Brooklyn Nets 110, New York Knicks 99: The Morning After: Dominance In Brooklyn

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After a poor outing against Minnesota on Wednesday night, Brook Lopez bounced back and had himself a ballgame on Friday. His 20 points are pretty customary, but it was his 9 rebounds that showed his aggression and willingness to bang inside with opposing bigs.

The Nets blew through their borough rivals in a Friday night marquee matchup. Here’s a roundup of what happened:

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Responds To Kidd/Prokhorov Beef

At a community event in Long Island City Friday afternoon, NBA commissioner Adam Silver was on hand to help pack donated food with veterans, other executives, and Nets players for City Harvest. He also had a few moments to talk about the NBA at large, including Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s most recent spat with Jason […]

Nets Sort, Pack Food Donations At City Harvest Food Rescue Facility

Report: Lewis Katz, Former Nets Owner, Dies in Plane Crash

Lewis Katz, the new co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer and a former principal owner of the then-New Jersey Nets, has died in a plane crash in Massachusetts. Katz was part of a group that bought the Nets from the “Secaucus Seven” in 1998 and donated his stake to a charitable trust called the Community Youth […]