Patience is Paramount: Revisiting Billy King’s first year with the Nets

Patience is Paramount: Revisiting Billy King’s first year with the Nets Sean Marks recently celebrated his one-year (and a day) anniversary of becoming the Brooklyn Nets’ general manager. In his first year, to say the least, the Nets have struggled mightily. Marks made bold offseason moves, some of which have panned out, and some that […]

Nets cut ties with assistant GM Bobby Marks

Brooklyn Nets assistant general manager Bobby Marks has left the team after 20 years, according to a letter he published on his personal Twitter account. In the letter, Marks thanks Rod Thorn, John Calipari, Jason Kidd, and current general manager Billy King, among others. He first joined the Nets organization in 1995 as an intern, […]

Billy King talks GM job, free agency, NBA draft: “My job is to acquire the picks”

Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King has a lot on his plate these days. There’s figuring out what to do with Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, his two most onerous contracts. There’s the impending free agency of Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young, who both have opt-out clauses. There’s building in free agency and the draft […]

Nets blown out as Manhattan rolls

Hello Carmelo. You’re good at basketball. Thank you for your continued support of The Brooklyn Game, if not The Brooklyn Nets. Keep letting us do this thing and help us out by picking up a short-sleeved tee at The Brooklyn Game Store. Your support keeps us going and keeps you fresh. Here’s a roundup of […]

The irony of Jason Kidd in Brooklyn’s rafters

Jason Kidd Jersey Retirement

Chances are you didn’t miss it, but if you did: the Brooklyn Nets retired Jason Kidd’s #5 New Jersey Nets jersey in a preseason ceremony Thursday night, replete with extravagance. There was a light show. There were fireworks. There were former Nets (Buck Williams, Kerry Kittles) and current suits (Bruce Ratner, Brett Yormark, Dmitry Razumov). […]

Jason Kidd’s Greatest New Jersey Nets Moments

Jason Kidd

Note: in honor of Jason Kidd’s jersey retirement today, we’re bringing this post back for the day. Enjoy the memories. On Monday June 3, 1924, famed German fiction author Franz Kafka died from tuberculosis in an Austrian sanatorium. Kafka received little fanfare for his dark, depressing literature during his lifetime, but rose to literary prominence […]

Update: Nets actually considering Jason Kidd as coach and Larry Brown as assistant

UPDATE 8:51 PM:  We’re hearing that the Nets really are considering Jason Kidd as head coach — and Larry Brown as his assistant.  We have not confirmed yet how serious this is but the idea of Larry Brown as assistant/mentor to Kidd is fascinating. Not only could the veteran Brown, who coached the Nets 1981-83, […]

Is Brook Lopez the best center in the NBA?

Brook Lopez is the antithesis to what we believe a superstar should be. He doesn’t look at the game of basketball as life and death. His waking moments don’t revolve around watching Synergy or NBA League Pass. He readily admits that he doesn’t watch a lot of basketball when he’s not working or scouting opponents. […]

#NetsRank Roundtable: J-Kidd over Dr. J?

#2? To celebrate a bit of Nets history, we at The Brooklyn Game decided to take a look at who we thought were the 30 best Nets of all time. Two current players made the list (you can guess who), but other than that we reached back through ABA and NBA history to remember Nets […]