Jason Kidd Won — Again


It was less than two years ago that Jason Kidd sat on a manufactured podium in the Barclays Center atrium, a smile as wide as his passing vision, basking in a round of applause from fans — and some media members — upon his official introduction as Brooklyn Nets coach. That day, it seemed like […]

Controversial Foul Call, Late Miscues Doom Nets

The Nets fell to 0-4 on the season. (AP)

The Brooklyn Nets lost their fourth game of the season to the no-longer-winless Milwaukee Bucks 103-96, in a close, exciting matchup that was decided in the game’s final possessions. But Nets center Brook Lopez, who wasn’t on the court for the majority of crunch time due to foul trouble, wishes it could’ve gone differently. “I […]

Report: Mikhail Prokhorov to buy Nassau Coliseum


Mikhail Prokhorov has plans to purchase Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum from Forest City Ratner, the current minority owner of the Brooklyn Nets, according to Long Island Business News. Forest City Ratner owns 20 percent of the Nets franchise and 55 percent of Barclays Center, and rumors that Prokhorov will purchase the full share of the […]

Jarrett Jack (hamstring) OUT opening night vs. Bulls

Jarrett Jack is going to be himself. When asked if he felt he had to change his approach as the de facto starter, Jack replied with a flat no. "The only thing that's different is just the personnel I'm on the court with," he said. "You try to just incorporate that into the overall gameplan as far as how you start off games and matchups you want to take advantage of, playcalling, but other than that, it's the same preparation that I use for every game, no matter whether I'm coming off the bench or I'm starting. Just come out there and control the tempo, and read & direct situations." If I can get multiple ballhandlers involved, then there will be times where he won't be on the ball, and he'll be on the weak side coming off the ball," Lionel Hollins said about Jack's new role. "I've told Jarrett before, I know he can do a lot of things. It's just a matter of setting a priority, and if he's a starter, obviously his priorities have to be to the team. "If you go back and look at him when he did start, he did play the way that I would like for him to play. But coming off the bench he had a different role. I think everybody looks at his role off the bench and thinks that that's the only way that he can play." As a starter, Jack averaged 15.9 points, 6.6 assists, and 3.3 turnovers in 35.6 minutes per game, which were all per-possession increases over his numbers as a reserve (yes, turnovers too). His plus-minus was also slightly better as a starter (-5.7 points per 100 possessions) than off the bench (-8.1), though that might have to do with quality of teammates. Deron Williams had to adjust his game when his body no longer could support his old methods. So he turned from an attacking guard into a pick-and-roll prober, finding Brook Lopez with quick pocket passes for easy shots in the paint. Jack will have to find his clicking spot with Lopez and the rest of the Nets scorers, but he doesn't see himself as a Williams replacement. "I'm just gonna be myself. I don't know how to try to be a clone of another person or another player, personality or game-wise. You know what I mean? "I don't mean to speak in the third person, but being Jarrett Jack has worked pretty good for me."

Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack has been ruled out for the team’s opening night game against the Chicago Bulls, after missing his fourth straight practice with a sore left hamstring. Jack was also diagnosed with a sore left hamstring this past February, which rendered him inactive for five days. The Nets open Wednesday night at […]

Nets, YES Network agree to TV rights deal


The Brooklyn Nets and YES Network have announced an agreement to extend media rights between the team and the TV network, each announced today. “YES’ extensive, Emmy Award-winning multi-media coverage of the Nets has played a key role as the franchise has built its Brooklyn brand, and we are pleased to extend our relationship with […]

Nets escape with preseason victory over 76ers


If Lionel Hollins saw today as a warmup for the regular season, well… at least they won the game. The Nets needed a late turnover from the 76ers and some free throw line heroics from Brook Lopez, who joined the rest of the team’s starters on the floor in crunch time, to take down the […]

Nets fall to 1-3 in preseason after loss to Celtics


It was ugly, and it was a loss. But at least it was only preseason. The Brooklyn Nets fell to 1-3 in preseason play after falling to the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center, 109-105, in the first of just two televised preseason games for the franchise. Behind 12 quick first-quarter points from Amir Johnson — […]

Mikhail Prokhorov talks business, wooing women, and the Nets


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 […]

Barclays Center’s obstructed hockey seats

The exit leading to Barclays Center from the Atlantic Avenue subway station. (AP)

Barclays Center debuted the New York Islanders last Friday, in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. But there was one glaring issue with the game, and not just that Islanders fans booed Brooklyn Nets players: the arena has some highly obstructed seats behind one goal. According to Barclays Center’s seating chart, limited view […]

Andrea Bargnani returns to (half)-practice

Brooklyn Nets center Andrea Bargnani went through his first practice since injuring his hamstring, participating through the first half of team practice. Bargnani, who has missed practices and three preseason games with a tight left hamstring, said he “felt good” during the half-practice, in which he participated in full contact. Bargnani has suffered a variety […]

10 Things We Saw At Barclays Center During Nets-Fenerbahce That You Didn’t Because It Wasn’t Televised


If the Nets fall to a non-NBA team in preseason, and no television cameras or radio announcers broadcast it, did it really happen? Unless you were one of the lucky 6,857 people to sneak into Barclays Center and catch Brooklyn’s inaugural 2015-16 preseason game, you have no idea what anything looked like during the 101-96 […]