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Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets goes up for the layup against the New York Knicks at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 15, 2014. (Photo by Reid B. Kelley/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Playoff Success, Not Knicks’ Demise, Will Boost Nets’ Brand

Let’s hold off on this New York City takeover thing, OK? Hey Deron Williams — how about the Nets winning a round in the playoffs first?

04/16/2014

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mikhail Prokhorov Looking To Transfer Nets’ Ownership Company To Russia

Mikhail Prokhorov first announced last year that he wanted to shift control of the team to a Russian-based company after the Kremlin passed a law regulating foreign holdings for public officials.

03/25/2014

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

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

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Prokhorov Will Have To Settle For Global Games Title

In a season of unpredictable twists and turns, the Nets happen to be one of the hottest teams in the league right now after winning their sixth in seven games. But let’s be real — they’re not championship caliber.

01/17/2014

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

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

Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: No Kidding — Jason’s Gotta Go, And He Has To Go Now

This thing was doomed from day one. Jason Kidd coaching the Nets before the sweat dried on his jersey was bad business on nearly every level.

11/27/2013

Head coach Jason Kidd looks on during the Nets' game at Charlotte on Nov. 20, 2013. (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Despite Nets’ Struggles, Prokhorov Still Has Kidd’s Back

Anyone calling for Jason Kidd’s head following the Nets’ abysmal start needs to chill. He’s not going anywhere — for now.

11/25/2013

Jason Kidd (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Scout Says Nets Coach Kidd ‘Doesn’t Do Anything’

The Brooklyn Nets aren’t playing like playoff contenders. Nowhere near it. And some are starting to think the problem begins with rookie coach Jason Kidd.

11/20/2013

Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets waves to fans after an open practice at Barclays Center on October 20, 2013. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Paul Pierce: Nets ‘Can Be Talked About In NBA History’

“The potential is definitely there for us to be one of those teams that can be talked about in NBA history,” Pierce said. “But it’s up to us to go out there and show it, be healthy and make a great run.”

10/23/2013

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

GM Billy King: ‘This Is The Window’ For Nets To Push For A Championship

Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King says “this is the window” for his retooled team to push for a championship.

10/02/2013

(L-R) Joe Johnson #7, Paul Pierce #34, Kevin Garnett #2, Head Coach Jason Kidd, Brook Lopez #11, and Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

It’s That Time, Again: Lichtenstein’s Nets Training Camp Primer

Most sports fans focus on baseball and football during October. For the new-look Brooklyn Nets, however, this just might be their most important month until April.

10/02/2013

Mikhail Prokhorov (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Epsilon/Getty Images) and James Dolan (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)

Report: NBA Ordered Peace Talks Between Prokhorov And Dolan

According to the New York Post, the NBA stepped in to cool down a heated feud between Mikhail Prokhorov and James Dolan.

08/27/2013

Paul Pierce (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Won’t Knock Knicks Off City Perch Despite Pierce’s Boast

The Knicks will continue to rule New York City as they always have in terms of public support and media coverage. As a long-suffering Nets fan, I’ve come to grips with that reality.

08/09/2013

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