Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King says P.J. Carlesimo will not return as coach in 2013-14.
After all the money, all the hype, and all the expectations that came with owning home-court advantage in an NBA playoff series, Brooklyn’s inaugural season ended with a dud.
Coming off their first season in Brooklyn in which the franchise ended a six-year playoff drought, the Nets have signed general manager Billy King to a contract extension.
Give me $330 million to spend on contracts and I can piece together a pretty good team, too. And why knight King before the Bulls are slain?
Reggie Evans is an example of superior will. At 32-years-old, he is the NBA’s ultimate survivor.
Eccentric Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban didn’t take the bait when asked about Deron Williams’ decision to remain with the Nets instead of joining the Mavericks. Instead, he ripped the Nets for their approach to the salary cap.
He’s not going to go for 42 points every night, but the Nets need Williams to continue to play like the superstar they are paying him to be.
For the Nets, it’s back to the drawing board. It’s not the first time during this rollercoaster campaign that they’ve had to take a harder look at their inner workings in a search for consistent basketball.
It helps to have a money player, and guard Joe Johnson’s picture should be pasted next to the definition of that term.
Contending for a championship? With this crew, that will be limited to owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s fantasies.
With tough games upcoming versus Miami and Chicago later this week, the Nets were staring at another cliff if they gagged against Orlando on Monday night.
In case King forgot, interim is defined as an intervening temporary period. It implies an ending at some point.
The Nets have Jackson, who was passed over for the Lakers job earlier this season, high on their list of potential replacements for fired coach Avery Johnson, according to multiple reports.
Avery Johnson was fired on Thursday as coach of the Brooklyn Nets, who have fallen to .500 in their season of new surroundings and elevated expectations.
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.