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Reports: Nets Eyeing Phil Jackson; Avery’s Son Tweets ‘Outrage’

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.


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Nets Fire Head Coach Avery Johnson, P.J. Carlesimo Named Interim

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.


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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.


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Lichtenstein: Despite Just One Championship, Much To Be Thankful For In 2012

It’s holiday time in New York, which means pundits from across all media platforms have been compiling their “relevant” lists from the past year. So, in keeping with tradition, here’s my list.


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Lichtenstein: Johnson Asleep At Wheel As Nets Blow Lead

Let’s be honest — the days of acceptable losses ended when the team ditched N.J.


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Lichtenstein: Nets Come Up Big In Brooklyn Home Opener

The Nets’ opening night win at Barclays Center was a big step forward for the revitalized franchise.


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Nets Open Barclays In Style, Defeat Raptors In Home Debut

The Nets opened the Barclays Center in winning fashion as they defeated the Toronto Raptors 107-100.


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Are You Ready, New Yorkers? An Inside Look At The Brand New Barclays Center

Brooklynites have been waiting for this moment for years, for decades. The Barclays Center will be the first new major sports and entertainment indoor arena in New York since 1968.


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Lichtenstein: Nets Owner Prokhorov’s Big Talk Makes Little Sense

It is ON! Well, maybe not. The Knicks have ruled, and will continue to rule, New York City.


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Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Takes Dig At Knicks’ ‘Little Man’ James Dolan

With stars on both sides, the Knicks-Nets rivalry is sure to entertain on the court. Off it? Prokhorov has that covered.


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Jay-Z, Nets Owner Prokhorov To Rap Together At Barclays Center?

Move over, Jay-Z. The rap mogul and part-owner of the Nets may have some company on stage when he opens up the Barclays Center next month.


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B&C Morning Show: Tuesday’s Podcast & MOTD

Mikhail Prokhorov mentions that he plans to open up the brand new Barclay’s Center by rapping along with his buddy Jay-Z


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B&C Morning Show: Tebow Won’t Get Too Excited; Mikhail Prokhorov Will Rap

Tim Tebow will not allow criticism from Boomer, or any media member for that matter, get him too excited. Craig then imagined what other distractions Tebow might be able to remain focused after having thrown his way.


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Nets Introduce Teletovic, Evans; Prokhorov ‘Thrilled’ With Team

After playing professional basketball in Europe, the 6-foot-9 Mirza Teletovic has decided to finally come to the United States and give the NBA a try.


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Jason Kidd Intrigued By Re-Joining Nets; Would Also Consider Teaming Up With Lin, Knicks

Free-agent point guard and future Hall of Famer Jason Kidd told reporters recently that while he’s open to re-signing with the Mavericks, he could also see a scenario in which he joins forces with current Nets superstar Deron Williams.