Billy King

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson watches from the stands as his team plays the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 12, 2015. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Knicks, Nets At The Bottom Of ESPN Rankings Of Top NBA Front Offices, Executives

The Knicks and Nets are taking a beating — not just on the court and from fans, but also from the experts at the “worldwide leader.”

03/26/2015

Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Surprise — Nets GM Drops The Ball At Trade Deadline

Because Billy King couldn’t unload any of his Max Three, Brooklyn’s future will remain bleak for the next few years. By then there’d better be a new caretaker in charge.

02/20/2015

Deron Williams and Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Trade ‘Em! Memphis Should Be Last Stop For Nets’ Underperforming Stars

I’ve had enough of D-Will’s excuses. Trading Brook Lopez could also be addition by subtraction. They both have to go — for whatever Nets GM Billy King can get at auction.

02/10/2015

Andray Blatche during the 2014 FIBA tournament (Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images), Nets GM Billy King  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Blatche Rumor Proves Nets GM Is King Of The Flip-Flop

Just when you thought this season couldn’t get any stranger. Unfortunately, there is little Billy King can do to resurrect this team.

02/03/2015

Kevin Garnett (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: With Playoff Hopes Fading, Nets Need To Stop Giving KG Days Off

Something has always bugged me about Kevin Garnett’s tenure here. He is getting paid $12 million this season. To play, not to dispense advice from the sidelines.

01/26/2015

Brook Lopez (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images), Lance Stephenson (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Lopez-Stephenson Trade Has Risk, But Nets Should Take It

I ask any of you who have qualms about this potential deal: What exactly do you think you’ll get for a broken-down Lopez?

01/16/2015

Kevin Garnett battles for the ball against Tyler Zeller and Jared Sullinger of the Boston Celtics during a game at Barclays Center on January 7, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Season After KG-Pierce Blockbuster, Nets Sink To Celtics’ Level

It’s obvious that the 16-19 Nets are an unmitigated disaster — just one season after the trade that was supposed to change everything and launch them into the NBA’s elite company.

01/08/2015

Mason Plumlee (Photo by Brian Babineau /NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Sell High — Nets’ Plumlee Is Not Untouchable

The axiom for all investment assets should be: Buy low, sell high. When it comes to Nets center Mason Plumlee, at least general manager Billy King got the first part right.

12/29/2014

Deron Williams (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Take The Deal! Nets Need To Unload Fully Depreciated D-Will

Let’s be honest, there’s not much of a market for an oft-injured, overpriced and underperforming 30-year-old point guard. So my advice to Brooklyn: get what you can now.

12/22/2014

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

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