Around the ‘Nets: Nets want to keep Lopez, Young

Everybody dance. (AP)
Everybody dance. (AP)
Everybody dance. (AP)

Been a while. Here’s the latest news and notes from around the ‘Nets:

  • The Brooklyn Nets, as you might have heard, lack a general manager, a head coach, draft picks, and a general sense of direction. But it looks like they’re making real progress on the first one. A few candidates are widely known — Gersson Rosas, Artūras Karnišovas, Bryan Colangelo, Danny Ferry — but NetsDaily reports an estimate of about 20 interviewees, with half of them serious candidates.

  • Per a series of tweets from Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, the Nets have no interest in trading Thaddeus Young or Brook Lopez, despite recent rumors that other teams have targeted Young.

  • A general manager isn’t the only thing new: the Nets finally wrapped up their last official practice at their old facility in East Rutherford Tuesday. Following the All-Star Break, the team will splash down in their fancy new digs in Industry City, Brooklyn. Here’s a good retrospective of the old building.

  • Chris McCullough on his first time checking into an NBA game: ““‘Oh snap, he’s calling me early.’ I didn’t know I was going to get in that early.”

  • Close on a note about Markel Brown’s last two games: 34 points, 11-15 FG, 5-7 3PT, 7-8 FT in 44 minutes.