Shorthanded loss a part of the process for struggling Nets

Joe Johnson

LOS ANGELES, C.A. -— No player, coach, or GM will ever tell you openly that a team’s priorities lie anywhere other than squarely on winning a game on any given night. Saturday the Brooklyn Nets tiptoed carefully along that line, bolstering the suspicion that they’re playing the long game: less concerned with nightly results and fixated […]

Former coach talks KG warming to Brooklyn

Kevin Garnett

In February 2011, Deron Williams was blindsided by a SportsCenter report that he’d been traded to the New Jersey Nets, refusing to believe it at first. He wasn’t happy with the move and wasn’t ready to commit to the Nets, who he’d known all along as a bumbling franchise. Two years later, Williams — who […]

More Doc on Nets trade

Rod Boone from Newsday interviewed Doc Rivers on the Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett trade, and Doc had some nice things, again, to say about his former players. With Paul, Doc believed that the trade to the Nets would “rejuvenate his career.” There are tons of good quotes in the article, but here are some highlights: “Brooklyn […]

Celtics denied Nets Doc Rivers interview

Doc Rivers

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge rebuffed the Brooklyn Nets when they inquired about interviewing Doc Rivers for their open coaching position, according to ESPN Boston. Rivers had been one of the coaches on Brooklyn’s short list, and he was reportedly considering not coming back to Boston after this season ended. Since Rivers […]

Brooklyn Nets Coaching Candidates

Lionel Hollins

LATEST UPDATE: Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan has met with the Milwaukee Bucks about their open coaching position, and a reunion with Deron Williams in Brooklyn looks unlikely. More Update: An insider tells NetsDaily that Phil Jackson is the only candidate the Nets have contacted so far. More Update: Boston Celtics President of Basketball […]

The Boston Celtics: A Portrait in Fugazi

Donnie Brasco

The phrase “Fugazi” – Mafia slang for “fake tough guy” per the movie Donnie Brasco – should be a familiar one to long-term Nets fans. Following a game 2 Nets demolition of the Manhattan Knicks during the 2004 NBA Playoffs, then-Knick Tim Thomas, injured by a hard foul from Nets center Jason Collins, referred to […]