Wayne Ellington wins PBWA Citizenship Award

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Brooklyn Nets guard Wayne Ellington won the PBWA’s 2015-16 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for his work in the community, particularly regarding Ellington’s commitment to fighting gun violence. From the release: After his father, Wayne Ellington Sr., was shot to death on Nov. 9, 2014, in Philadelphia, Ellington, a native of Wynnewood, Pa., decided to […]

Former Nets G Dwayne “Pearl” Washington passes away

Former Nets G Dwayne “Pearl” Washington passes away

Pearl Washington, the Brooklyn native who played two of his three NBA seasons with the New Jersey Nets, has passed away, according to his family (via ESPN). Today we mourn the loss of Pearl Washington. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. — Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) April 20, 2016 Washington was drafted […]

Brooklyn Nets 2016 Offseason Primer

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The Nets are in possibly the most difficult spot of any NBA team. New general manager Sean Marks has to establish a winning culture with a 21-win team and no draft picks. Marks wowed Nets management with his vision for building in Brooklyn, and this offseason represents Marks’s first big test. Here’s our primer on […]

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 […]

Report: Nets part ways with Tim Walsh, Gary Sussman

Tim Walsh, tending to Vince Carter in 2007.

Although there’s been no formal announcement, it looks as if the Brooklyn Nets have parted ways with Tim Walsh and Gary Sussman, two of organization’s longest-tenured employees. First tipped by Tom Lorenzo and then confirmed by Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, Walsh had become a popular name around the NBA after winning back-to-back Trainer of […]