Around the ‘Nets: Shane Larkin earning more playing time

Shane Larkin’s perturbed face. (AP)

Here’s the latest Nets news and notes from around the ‘nets:

  • A brazen Shane Larkin reportedly marched into the front office and said he was disappointed in his performance. The next game, Larkin played his most minutes since he started for the injured Jarrett Jack on opening night, hit three three-pointers, and the Nets won.

  • Some college hoops updates: Barclays Center will host North Carolina and Kentucky men’s basketball, the NCAA’s top two nationally-ranked teams this season, on December 19th as part of the CBS Sports Classic. The arena will also host one region of the first two rounds of March Madness in, well, March.

  • Lionel Hollins on the importance of victories: “When you get a win it validates all the preaching and all the working that you’re doing. When you do get a victory you can say: ‘Hey, this is what we’re talking about.’ Because in that victory there’s a lot of things that I’ve been preaching and other coaches have been preaching.”

  • This has made the rounds a bit, but Brook Lopez’s interview with has a half-dozen highlights, including Lopez sussing out if he’d rather never miss a free throw again or never have to drive on the BQE.

  • The two sides to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.
  • This profile of the New Jersey Nets by SLAM Magazine wears some seriously rose-colored glasses to look at what was mostly an ugly Nets history.

Note: this post originally stated in error that Larkin spoke with Hollins & King regarding the team’s performance, when it was actually his own performance. The post has been updated correctly.