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 […]

Donald Sloan thanks fans, wants to re-sign with Brooklyn

Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7) drives past Brooklyn Nets' Donald Sloan (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Donald Sloan posted an Instagram this morning to thank fans and express his wishes to stay with the Nets beyond this season. Sloan signed a 1-year deal with Brooklyn in early August for a little over a million dollars and will an unrestricted free agent this summer. The text reads: Thank you Brooklyn for giving […]

Was this the worst season in Nets history?

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In their closing act of the 2015-16 season, what remained of the Brooklyn Nets fell apart in the second half against what remained of the Toronto Raptors, blowing a 21-4 lead and losing 103-96 to a team that rested almost all of its rotation players. It was a fitting ending to a dismal season. The […]

Report: Jeff Van Gundy, Ettore Messina, Ime Udoka draw interest in Nets coaching search

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The Brooklyn Nets will officially be in offseason mode in a few hours, but Nets general manager Sean Marks has already started putting together a list of coaching candidates, which include two of his former colleagues with the San Antonio Spurs. Per Marc Stein of ESPN.com, Marks has “interest” in Spurs assistant coaches Ettore Messina […]

Nets will pick 55th in the 2016 NBA Draft

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If you thought the Brooklyn Nets already hit rock bottom, here’s a shovel. The Toronto Raptors defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-98 tonight, ensuring that the Nets will swap their second-round pick with the Los Angeles Clippers and pick 55th overall in this upcoming NBA draft. Sound confusing? Here’s how it works. The Nets traded the […]

Thomas Robinson (knee) OUT vs. Raptors in Nets season finale

Thomas Robinson will sit out the last game of the season for the Brooklyn Nets to rest a sore right knee, the team announced Tuesday. Robinson suffered the knee injury in the first half against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night and sat out Monday night’s loss to the Washington Wizards. Robinson played 71 games […]

Wayne Ellington reminisces about late father in Player’s Tribune piece

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The man who murdered Wayne Ellington’s father was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison this past February, a verdict that Ellington said brought some closure to a horrific family ordeal. In a piece penned for The Player’s Tribune, the Nets guard further remembered his father’s impact on his life, how the two shared […]