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 […]

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, Knicks split season series, but which franchise has the brighter future?

New York Knicks' Robin Lopez (8) and Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez (11) fight for position during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

While the Brooklyn Nets may have managed a 2-2 series draw against the New York Knicks in 2015-2016 (capped off by their miserable fourth quarter last night), their cross-river rivals have won 10 more games than them this year. The Nets, following the dismissal of Deron Williams over the summer, were expected to take a step […]

Nets name Trajan Langdon Assistant General Manager

Trajan Langdon as a player for CSKA Moscow (front). Ettore Messina is at right. (AP)

Nets general manager Sean Marks has made his first front office hire, picking up Trajan Langdon to serve as his assistant general manager, the Nets announced Tuesday morning. Langdon, a native Alaskan and former NCAA, NBA and European basketball player, leaves his job as director of player administration and basketball operations for the Cleveland Cavaliers, […]

Sean Marks faces an uphill climb as general manager

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Sean Marks’s first move as Nets general manager was waiving Andrea Bargnani. OK, so that wasn’t a tough one. The next steps are a bit harder: figuring out how to make this mess of a team into something relevant in the NBA. The Nets, as you probably know by now, are in one of the […]

Nets hire Sean Marks as General Manager

Sean Marks (left). (AP)

The Brooklyn Nets have hired San Antonio Spurs assistant general manager Sean Marks as their general manager, the team announced Thursday morning. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Marks and the team agreed to a four-year deal after the team “significantly increased” their offer in negotiations. Marks has spent the past five years holding […]

Mikhail Prokhorov working to bring an NBA game to Russia

Brook Lopez & the Nets might play a game in Russia. (AP)

Today, Mikhail Prokhorov brought the Nets fully to Brooklyn, unveiling the team’s new practice facility on the eighth floor of one of Sunset Park’s Industry City buildings. Next stop: Russia. Prokhorov, the team’s billionaire Russian owner, said he hopes to bring an NBA game to Russia, and that the team is working on overcoming the […]