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. […]

It’s Getting Better Here, We Think


Back on October 31st, I posed this question. Here’s the Nets schedule for tonight & November. By December 1, they will have ___ wins. — devin kharpertian (@uuords) October 31, 2015 It was a spooky one. (Get it? Because Halloween. Please don’t leave.) Most responses fell in the range of 3 to 4 wins. […]

Fearza and the Suns come to Brooklyn

Fearza returns. (AP)

The Nets’ home stand got off to a good start on Sunday, with a much-needed 87-83 victory over the visiting Detroit Pistons. It was not pretty, but after some tough losses, the elusive win fit the bill just right for the Nets. Head Coach Lionel Hollins summed it up perfectly postgame. “It’s really interesting how […]

Hornets blow out Nets to gain edge in playoff race

Just outrageously open (AP)

What happened: After upsetting Golden State for the best win of the year, the Nets hosted the Charlotte Hornets in a game that had some playoff implications. The Nets and the Hornets were tied for the eighth seed, so you’d think Brooklyn, hoping to build off last night’s win, would come out with some fire. […]

Nets face first true test vs. Suns

There can only be one true Plumlee. (AP)

The Brooklyn Nets embark on day one of a three-game road trip against three possible playoff teams, taking on the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix at 9 P.M. EST. After six games against underwhelming competition, the Suns represent Brooklyn’s first real test: they’ve already beaten the reigning champion San Antonio Spurs, and knocked off the undefeated […]

Nets racing up power rankings

We don’t normally highlight power rankings from around the league here on The Brooklyn Game, but eagle-eyed reader Ken noticed something interesting in the latest USA TODAY NBA power rankings. The Nets currently rank 14th in their NBA power rankings, but in their last game against the 13 teams above them, they’re 8-5, with one […]