Ex-GM Billy King releases statement: I “hope the fans experience the success they deserve”

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Former Nets general manager Billy King released a statement thanking Nets principal owner Mikhail Prokhorov, chairman of the board Dmitry Razumov, and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment CEO Brett Yormark through the Nets public relations department Monday.

“I would like to thank Mikhail for the opportunity that he accorded me over the past five plus years as the team’s general manager. Working with him and Dmitry has been a very positive experience, and I truly appreciate their friendship and support throughout our years of working together, and value the hard work and commitment of the players, coaches, and work associates who have been a part of the Nets during my tenure. I would also like to thank Brett Yormark and his staff for a great partnership. My family and I thoroughly loved our experience in New Jersey and here in Brooklyn, and hope the fans experience the success they deserve.”

The Nets “re-assigned” King in the organization Monday, though his current title is, as Prokhorov said Monday morning, “up for discussion.” He did use the past tense when describing his experience in Brooklyn, his name is no longer listed on the team’s front office page, and his bio has been removed from the official team website.

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