Billy King

Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd point guard Deron Williams look on against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Kidd, Nets Blow Opportunity To Keep Pace In East

If Wednesday’s dreadful 110-81 drubbing at the hands of the rival Knicks at MSG showed us anything, it’s that Jason Kidd has much to learn no matter his record in any particular month.

04/03/2014

Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets on the court during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at STAPLES Center on February 23, 2014. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Center Jason Collins Becomes NBA’s 1st Openly Gay Player

Collins heard his name called early in the second quarter and headed to the scorer’s table to check in. When he walked onto the court, he became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the United States’ four major pro leagues.

02/24/2014

Jason Collins (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Collins’ Signing Masks King’s Failures As Nets’ General Manager

It is clearly a terrific day for NBA fans who cheer the league for being progressive when it comes to tolerance. However, as a Nets fan, I find it to be another disappointment in a seemingly endless line since their move to Brooklyn.

02/23/2014

D.J. Augustin of the Chicago Bulls looks to pass while guarded by Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets on February 13, 2014. (Photo by Ray Amati/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: 3 Conundrums Nets Need To Solve In Season’s 2nd Half

One night’s hero is often a non-factor the next game, which has some praising the Nets for their remarkable depth. Others prefer to blast them for their inconsistency.

02/17/2014

GM Billy King of the Nets (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Despite Need Up Front, Nets’ King Should Stand Pat At Deadline

Tempting as it might be for Nets general manager Billy King to go for broke, his best play is to let it be.

02/13/2014

Shaun Livingston drives the ball past the 76ers' Tony Wroten on February 3, 2014. (Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Where Would Nets Be Without Shaun Livingston?

For all the dollars Mikhail Prokhorov tossed at a roster full of stars, it was one of the last he spent, on a league-minimum contract no less, that has given Brooklyn a chance at salvaging the season.

02/04/2014

Kevin Garnett against the Boston Celtics during his return to TD Garden (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Garnett Proves Net Gains In Return To Boston

It’ll be months before we definitively know whether last year’s trade was worth general manager Billy King’s ransom, but Sunday night’s game showed why he went to such lengths.

01/27/2014

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

Lichtenstein: Nets Can’t Wait Any Longer To Change Direction

The one move that King has to make now, as it’s three weeks overdue, is to fire Kidd. Kidd, who took the job only 10 days after retiring as a player, is unsurprisingly in over his shaved head.

12/26/2013

Brook Lopez (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

GM Billy King Says Nets Won’t Go Into ‘Panic Mode’ Following Lopez Injury

GM Billy King said that the Brooklyn Nets are disappointed by the latest injury to Brook Lopez, but are not in panic mode. Lopez fractured the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot.

12/22/2013

Brook Lopez (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Let’s Hold Off On Nets’ Obituary Following Lopez Injury

Brook Lopez’s broken foot might not be a death knell for the Brooklyn Nets.

12/21/2013

Jason Kidd (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Kidd Must Be Reassigned, If Not Fired Altogether

With the Nets virtually tied for last place in the putrid Atlantic Division with a 5-14 record, it is time for patience to be replaced by urgency before the season is irrevocably lost.

12/06/2013

Head Coach Jason Kidd of the Brooklyn Nets stands with Lawrence Frank. Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: In Defense Of Jason Kidd’s Reassignment Of Lawrence Frank

Hopefully, as Kidd explained in his press conference, this was all about basketball and not something related to Frank’s personal situation.

12/04/2013

Kevin Garnett #2 and Jason Kidd of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Dawn Of Kidd Era Has Been Nets Fans’ Worst Nightmare

Jason Kidd has options. Now is the time to start using them instead of doing nothing and allowing this early derailment to cause a full-blown train wreck.

11/14/2013

Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Brooklyn Nets 2013-14 Preview: It’s All Or Nothing

This year’s Nets team has the potential to be off the charts, with far superior depth to support a starting five that has accumulated 35 All Star appearances

10/29/2013

Paul Pierce #34 and Andrei Kirilenko #47 of the Brooklyn Nets practice during NBA TV's Real Training Camp in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Andrei Kirilenko Reminds J-Kidd Of — Wait For It — LeBron James

“I’m not putting AK in (LeBron’s class in terms of talent),” Kidd said, “but when you talk about guys who fill up the stat sheet, that’s what he does and that’s what he’s always done.”

10/10/2013

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