Jerry Sloan

Larry Brown (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images), Jerry Sloan (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) and Doc Rivers (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Coaching Search Reeks Of Unintentional Comedy

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.

05/09/2013

Phil Jackson (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Reports: Coaching Legend Phil Jackson Not Interested In Nets Job

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.

05/08/2013

Phil Jackson (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Report: Nets Reach Out To Phil Jackson About Coaching Vacancy

“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.”

05/07/2013

Deron Williams (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Deron Reportedly ‘Totally Quit On Avery'; Barkley, Shaq Rip Nets’ Point Guard

Although Deron Williams vehemently denies it, a report indicates that the star point guard “totally quit on Avery Johnson.”

12/28/2012

Phil Jackson (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Silverman: Prokhorov Is Willing To Go Big, But Jackson Is Just A Pipe Dream For Nets

In the end, the Nets are going to have to live with Stan Van Gundy, Jeff Van Gundy or Nate McMillan as the head coach. All of those candidates give the Nets more than nice-guy Avery. None of them would give them as much as Jackson.

12/28/2012

Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets

Keidel: Williams Asked, Avery Axed?

One could – and I would – argue that Avery Johnson got the shaft. As soon as the Nets move into their new, cozy confines with a respectable squad, Johnson gets fired before he can coach an actual NBA roster for an entire season.

12/27/2012

Avery Johnson (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Second-Half Offense Has Avery Johnson On The Hot Seat

With more than a quarter of the season in the books, Johnson’s honeymoon is over and he has run out of mulligans. As the Nets travel to Manhattan, Johnson’s team is on life support.

12/19/2012

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AP: Bobcats Hire St. John’s Assistant Mike Dunlap As Coach; Lavin ‘Ecstatic’

“The Johnnies basketball family is ecstatic for Coach Dunlap’s opportunity. Mike’s selection as the Charlotte Bobcats’ head coach is a well-deserved honor,” Red Storm head coach Steve Lavin said in a statement.

06/19/2012

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Schmeelk: There Were Many Better Options Than Bringing Back Mike Woodson

The Knicks have a three-year window with this group to win a title, and now they are committed to Mike Woodson being the guy who is going to take them there. Don’t tell me that there aren’t other people you would rather see in that chair.

05/25/2012

Amar'e Stoudemire (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Let’s Face It, The Knicks Simply Aren’t In The Heat’s Class

The Knicks are not in the Heat’s class right now. It’s an unavoidable fact that no one can deny after watching Miami easily dispatch the Knicks in five games.

05/10/2012

Al Jefferson of the Utah Jazz shoots over Mehmet Okur of the New Jersey Nets at Energy Solutions Arena on January 14, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jazz Roll Over Nets 107-94, Spoil Williams’ Return

It was a losing return to Utah for Deron Williams as he and the Nets were defeated by the Jazz ,107-94 on Saturday night.

WFAN–01/14/2012

Donnie Walsh (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images), Deron Williams (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Knicks’ Walsh: I Didn’t Know About Deron Talks

Knicks president Donnie Walsh admitted Thursday he didn’t know the Utah Jazz were involved in talks to deal Deron Williams. “No, I didn’t. I really didn’t,” Walsh said.

WFAN–02/25/2011

New Jersey Nets Deron Williams, center, holds up his jersey as he poses with Nets coach Avery Johnson, left, and general manager Billy King, right, at a news conference Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Can King, Nets Keep Deron Williams After 2012?

While saying he had gotten over the shock of being traded to New Jersey and was excited about the future of the Nets’ franchise, Deron Williams refused to hint whether he would opt out of his contract after the 2012 season.

WFAN–02/25/2011

Avery Johnson (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images), Deron Williams (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Nets’ Johnson: Williams Trade Was In ‘Back Pocket’

Nets head coach Avery Johnson joined Boomer & Carton Thursday morning to break down New Jersey’s trade for Deron Williams, a deal that Johnson described as being “in our back pocket.”

WFAN–02/24/2011

Utah Jazz Jerry Sloan announces his resignation during an NBA basketball news conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. Sloan stepped down Thursday after 23 seasons and 1,127 wins as head coach of the Jazz.  Longtime assistant Phil Johnson, who also was in his 23rd season with the Jazz, also resigned.  (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)

Schmeelk’s Stance: A Sad Day For The NBA

It has been a year of change in the sports world with the three longest tenured coaches in the three major sports retiring. The Braves’ Bobby Cox, the Titans’ Jeff Fisher and now Jerry Sloan has resigned from the Utah Jazz.

WFAN–02/11/2011

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