Rapid Reactions: The Kenny Atkinson Edition

Kenny Atkinson (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: 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, […]

Nets GM Sean Marks on Vertical Podcast: “There’s absolutely a challenge ahead”

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On The Vertical Podcast, Adrian Wojnarowski asks Nets general manager Sean Marks about the interview process, his path to becoming the first New Zealand-born general manager, his various roles and work with the San Antonio Spurs under R.C. Buford and Gregg Popovich, as well as the long road ahead to bring the Nets back to […]

Report: Nets offer GM job to Sean Marks

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The Brooklyn Nets have offered their vacant general manager position to San Antonio Spurs assistant GM Sean Marks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. A deal is not signed and guaranteed, per the report. Marks is a New Zealand-American, and the first New Zealander to play in the NBA. He’s not related to Bobby […]

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; […]

Marks: Field offers for anyone but Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Chris McCullough

One year after signing them to lucrative deals, should the Nets part ways with Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young? (AP)

The Nets are in front office disarray. They have no official general manager after Billy King stepped down from the position last month, and assistant general manager Frank Zanin is currently at the helm. With the trade deadline looming in mid-February, front office insider for The Vertical Bobby Marks suggests the Nets field trade calls […]

As Nets leave Toronto, Raptors glow about Bryan Colangelo

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The Brooklyn Nets entered and left Toronto without a win, a firm head coach, or a general manager. But they might be starting to make progress on at least one of those three things. In the days that have followed that fateful Sunday, in which head coach Lionel Hollins was fired and general manager Billy […]