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 […]

The Glue Guys: Organizational Overhaul

 

The Glue Guys go through all sides of the Lionel Hollins firing and Billy King reassignment (and whatever that means). (14:45) A look at the potential coaching candidates, (23:30) R.C. Buford rumors, (33:00) Listener Email including what would you trade Brook Lopez for and what is the identity of the Brooklyn Nets. Subscribe to podcast […]

Ex-GM Billy King releases statement: I “hope the fans experience the success they deserve”

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Former Nets general manager Billy King released a statement thanking Nets principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov, chairman of the board Dmitry Razumov, and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment CEO Brett Yormark through the Nets public relations department Monday. “I would like to thank Mikhail for the opportunity that he accorded me over the past five plus years […]

Report: Joe Johnson does not want a buyout

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With the Nets in front-office disarray and headed towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference, a question has popped up in some circles: would Joe Johnson, making $24.9 million in the final year of his contract, be receptive to a buyout to join a contender? For now, it appears the answer is: no. Per ESPN’s […]

Mikhail Prokhorov wants Nets to be a championship contender next year: “We have everything the best”

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Speaking with reporters at Barclays Center shortly after firing head coach Lionel Hollins and re-assigning general manager Billy King, Nets principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov said that while he’d learned hard lessons about being an NBA owner, he also expected the team to compete for a championship next season. “I’m sure next season, we’ll be, I […]

Report: John Calipari wants $120 million to run the Nets

Calipari last coached the Nets in 1999. (AP)

With Lionel Hollins and Billy King out, the Nets may seek to fill two positions with one man: John Calipari. The mutual respect and adoration between Calipari and Nets CEO Brett Yormark is hardly a secret; the two spoke at length about their relationship with ESPN last month, while Hollins was still coaching the team. […]

Report: Billy King expected to help Prokhorov pick his replacement as GM

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Per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, and soon The Vertical: After his dismissal as Brooklyn Nets general manager, Billy King’s reassignment is expected to include advising ownership on its search for King’s successor, league sources told Yahoo Sports. For the record, King is no longer listed on the team’s front office directory, and his official […]

The Nets Are Still A Huge Mess

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Let’s start here: as general manager, Billy King made a series of franchise-crippling moves that, barring stupid and unexpected good fortune in free agency, will hold the Brooklyn Nets back from contention through this decade. As head coach, Lionel Hollins all but admitted he’d given up on trying to improve the wasteland roster that had […]