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 […]

Brooklyn Nets Hire Kenny Atkinson As Head Coach

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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 […]

Nets aim for two in row against the Jazz

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Opponent: Utah Jazz Location: Vivint Smart Home Arena (Salt Lake City) Time: 9:30 PM EDT Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports GO app Playing their first game without Joe Johnson since the franchise moved to Brooklyn, the Nets (16-42) came out guns blazing in Phoenix Thursday night, winning 116-106 over the Suns. Bojan Bogdanovic, starting his […]

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 […]

Nets GM interviews expected to begin this week

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With less than two weeks until the trade deadline, the Nets will begin the process of interviewing candidates for their vacant general manager position, according to a report from Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com. The Nets are expected to interview at least four outside candidates: Bryan Colangelo, the former Toronto Raptors & Phoenix Suns general manager; […]

Can Brook Lopez and the Nets pounce on the Heat?

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Opponent: Miami Heat Location: Barclays Center Time: 7:30 pm EDT Watch: YES Network, Fox Sports GO app So… Who saw that coming? After Winter Storm Jonas took hold of New York last weekend, Brookzilla invaded Barclays Center and dominated the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder, extinguishing their seven-game winning streak with a 116-106 victory. Brook Lopez […]

Nets back on the road to face Pacers

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After a nice run that resulted in six of seven home wins, the Nets (7-18) subsequently lost three straight at Barclays Center, concluding with a 104-98 defeat to the Miami Heat on Wednesday night. The Nets had no answers for Dwyane Wade (28 points, 13-17 FG) and Hassan Whiteside (20 points, 13 rebounds) yet were […]

Joe Johnson on free agency: “winning is important… I’ve made enough money”

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“Winning. Winning is going to be important to me,” Johnson told The Record when asked about his impending free agency. “I’ve made enough money, man, throughout my career. So, yeah, winning will definitely be top priority for me.”