Billy King

Deron Williams (L) and GM Billy King (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Job Of Dismantling Nets’ Core Belongs To King’s Successor

So … everyone’s seen Billy King’s record when he (twice) had carte blanche to construct a franchise, but now Nets fans are supposed to be OK with ownership allowing him to burn it to the ground?

12/11/2014

Prince William and Kate Middleton on the Jumbotron during the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on December 8, 2014 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images); Nets GM Billy King (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: With Royals In Nets’ House, No Better Time To Shout ‘Down With King!’

My exhortation was in no way expressing any displeasure towards Great Britain’s monarchy, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It’s time to end the reign of GM Billy King.

12/09/2014

Jason Kidd of the Milwaukee Bucks stands on the court during a game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on November 19, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

WATCH: Jason Kidd Booed Mercilessly At Barclays In Brooklyn Return

Jason Kidd revealed a distrust of the Nets’ front office and a desire to get past his messy departure from the franchise when he returned to Brooklyn on Wednesday as coach of the Bucks.

11/20/2014

Knicks fan holds up a sign (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images); Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Prokhorov, Nets Continue to Needlessly Obsess Over Knicks

Mr. Prokhorov, let’s forget about this Knicks nonsense for a while and get down to what this organization really needs: a competent general manager.

11/07/2014

Lionel Hollins (Photo by Nathaniel S Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lionel Hollins: ‘All The Possibilities For Being A Champion Are In Place’

“I believe all the possibilities for being a champion are in place,” Hollins said. “And we just have to do our jobs to make it a reality, both the players and the coaches. And then we can all celebrate together.”

07/17/2014

Nets GM Billy King (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images), Paul Pierce  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Failure To Re-Sign Pierce Should Be Final Act Of Nets GM’s Reign

How is Billy King still on the job? It would be one thing if this was his first rodeo. But let’s not forget that he destroyed the 76ers.

07/14/2014

LeBron James of the Miami Heat shoots against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 6, 2014 in Miami. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Road Through East No Easier With LeBron In Cleveland

It seems so long ago now, back when LeBron was a Cavalier and the Nets were in New Jersey. But let’s not forget that those Nets were never able to knock off the King James when it counted when Cleveland’s next-best player was Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

07/11/2014

Lionel Hollins (Photo by Nathaniel S Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Coach Hollins A Refreshing Change From J-Kidd

I doubt it will take Lionel Hollins more than a third of the season to figure it out the way it did J-Kidd. That’s because experience matters.

07/08/2014

Lionel Hollins (L) is introduced as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets with general manager Billy King  at Barclays Center on July 7, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lionel Hollins On WFAN: Nets To Play Hard Night In, Night Out

Hollins is ready to start a new chapter. So are the Brooklyn Nets after last week’s stunning departure of Jason Kidd.

07/07/2014

Paul Pierce (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Trading Pierce Would Send Nets Back To The Future

King just tabbed Lionel Hollins — the man he should have waited for last season — to coach. Now bring back Pierce at market value and let’s see what this team has.

07/03/2014

Lionel Hollins (Photos by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Reach Agreement With Lionel Hollins To Be Next Head Coach

Brooklyn and Lionel Hollins reached an agreement on a contract Wednesday, the team announced. According to multiple reports, the former Memphis Grizzlies coach will earn more than $4 million annually over the next four years.

07/02/2014

Deron Williams (L) and GM Billy King (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: King Gets Second Chance To Get The Right Coach For Nets

Nets general manager Billy King’s pants must have been ablaze last week when he smiled through the unveiling of plans for a new state-of-the-art practice facility in Brooklyn.

07/01/2014

Jason Kidd (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Send Kidd To Bucks For 2 Picks; Coaching Search Underway

A person with knowledge of the details says the Bucks and Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a deal allowing Kidd to become Milwaukee’s coach. The Nets will receive a second-round draft pick in 2015 and 2019.

06/30/2014

Jason Kidd (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Should Let Kidd Walk — And Then Dethrone King

Good riddance, J-Kidd. Hey, Milwaukee: Got any room in your front office for Billy King as well?

06/30/2014

Billy King with WFAN's Joe & Evan during the 2013 offseason (credit: Ernie Acosta/WFAN)

Lichtenstein: After 2 Summer Upheavals, Nets’ King Choked By NBA Cap

LeBron and Melo are in play as free agents. Other stars like Kevin Love and Rajon Rondo may be trait bait. And the Nets will be watching it all unfold on social media, just like me.

06/26/2014

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