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 […]

The Nets are lucky Shane Larkin can fly

The Nets are lucky Shane Larkin can fly

Last year, Shane Larkin defied gravity to block a Jerian Grant’s fast-break layup attempt. It was awesome: Larkin rose, reached with both hands, and swatted away Grant’s attempt with his right as he descended back to earth. It was a pretty phenomenal play by the undersize Larkin, and it was only a bonus that it […]

Nets fans irked by Deron Williams no-show

Dirk Nowitzki & the Dallas Mavericks emerged victorious Wednesday night. (AP)

As the Dallas Mavericks built their lead in the first half, lost it in the second, and regained it in overtime, one small, dedicated group of fans in Section 114 chanted a simple question: “Where is Deron?” They were asking, of course, about Deron Williams, the oft-maligned former Nets point guard. Williams was slated to […]

Nets take on the Mavericks — likely minus D-Will

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The Nets (8-20) snapped a five-game losing skid by beating the Chicago Bulls (15-11) 105-102 at the United Center on Monday. Brook Lopez (21 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks) and Thaddeus Young (16 points, 13 rebounds) led the offense, and 38 bench points — highlighted by Wayne Ellington’s 13 — carried the rest. “We came […]

Deron Williams: Time with Brooklyn “made me question if I even wanted to play basketball”

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Deron Williams will make his return to Brooklyn for the first time since agreeing to a buyout with the team this past offseason on Wednesday, now as a third banana on the Dallas Mavericks.