The Nets may have made great strides in 2012-13, but a bad choice and some bad luck could easily make them laughingstocks once again.
It appears that Phil Jackson coming to Brooklyn is a moot point, as multiple reports indicated on Wednesday that Jackson has in fact informed the Nets that he will not be the club’s next head coach.
“I’m not going to say if we have or not,” Brooklyn general manager Billy King told WFAN on Tuesday. “Basically, I want to talk to Phil, see what he’s going to do, what he wants to do, and talk some basketball.”
“It’s the way it is,” Carlesimo told Mike Francesa. “I’m disappointed. I’m not a little disappointed, I’m tremendously disappointed, just because I feel strongly about what a great situation this was.”
If job security was contingent on overall performance this season, how in the world did Billy King finagle his way to a contract extension while the Nets were still in the playoffs?
Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King says P.J. Carlesimo will not return as coach in 2013-14.
Coming off their first season in Brooklyn in which the franchise ended a six-year playoff drought, the Nets have signed general manager Billy King to a contract extension.
Give me $330 million to spend on contracts and I can piece together a pretty good team, too. And why knight King before the Bulls are slain?
King’s deal was set to expire at the end of the 2012-13 NBA season. The Nets have greatly improved under King’s watch and were able to lock down the number four seed after a 49-33 regular season.
He’s not going to go for 42 points every night, but the Nets need Williams to continue to play like the superstar they are paying him to be.
Nets general manager Billy King has to be hoping that his failure to make any deals at the trading deadline doesn’t sink his club.
It helps to have a money player, and guard Joe Johnson’s picture should be pasted next to the definition of that term.
“The Nets were willing last year to give up Brook Lopez and five first-round picks to get this guy,” Sheridan told Joe & Evan. “The Nets have been trying to get this guy for two years … They can get him without giving up Brook.”
“Trade D-Will!” So much for certain members of the Nets faithful showing any love to star point guard Deron Williams.
Brooklyn has been linked to Hawks forward Josh Smith and Bobcats shooting guard Ben Gordon over the past week, and now general manager Billy King is shifting his focus to Jazz power forward Paul Millsap, according to a report.