Silverman: Prokhorov Is Willing To Go Big, But Jackson Is Just A Pipe Dream For NetsIn 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.
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.
Lichtenstein: Nets’ Second-Half Offense Has Avery Johnson On The Hot SeatWith 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.
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.
Schmeelk: There Were Many Better Options Than Bringing Back Mike WoodsonThe 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.
Schmeelk: Let's Face It, The Knicks Simply Aren't In The Heat's ClassThe 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.
Jazz Roll Over Nets 107-94, Spoil Williams' ReturnIt was a losing return to Utah for Deron Williams as he and the Nets were defeated by the Jazz ,107-94 on Saturday night.
Knicks' Walsh: I Didn't Know About Deron TalksKnicks 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.
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.
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."
Schmeelk's Stance: A Sad Day For The NBAIt 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.