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Luke Walton Received Interest From Knicks, Nets

Apr 17, 2016 6:50 PM

Luke Walton has already interviewed with at least the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.

Walton withdrew his name from consideration from the Nets' job though they've now hired Kenny Atkinson.

Phil Jackson spoke with Walton in a phone interview.

The Golden State Warriors have granted permission for other teams to interview Walton provided it doesn't interfere with their playoff run.

Walton could decide to remain with the Warriors for at least another season.

“It’s going to be a long, deliberate process,’’ the source said.

Walton is considered a long shot to want to accept the Knicks' job, but he is considering it due to the "uniqueness" of working with Jackson.

Jackson insisted on Thursday he still wanted to run a triangle-based system offense next season.

Kurt Rambis remains a candidate for the job.

Frank Isola reports Walton told Jackson he's not currently interested in the Knicks' job.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tags: Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets Hire Kenny Atkinson As Head Coach

Apr 17, 2016 2:50 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have hired Kenny Atkinson as head coach. 

Atkinson is currently assistant coach of the Atlanta Hawks. 

Atkinson had a long playing career in Europe after attending Richmond.

Atkinson was an assistant coach with the New York Knicks from 2008 until 2012 before joining the Hawks.

“We are thrilled to announce Kenny Atkinson as our new head coach and to welcome him and his family to Brooklyn,” said Sean Marks. “Kenny’s years of NBA coaching experience working under successful head coaches such as Mike Budenholzer and Mike D’Antoni have provided him with the foundation and experience we were looking for in a head coach. We believe that Kenny’s core principles, leadership, communication skills and exceptional background in player development make him an ideal fit for the culture we are building in Brooklyn.”

 

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets Interested In Ettore Messina, Ime Udoka, Jeff Van Gundy

Apr 13, 2016 2:01 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have interest in Ettore Messina, Ime Udoka and Jeff Van Gundy for their head coaching position.

Sean Marks worked with Messina and Udoka when he was in the San Antonio Spurs' organization.

Van Gundy has been in broadcasting since he was fired by the Houston Rockets in 2007.

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Bryan Colangelo Badly Wanted Nets Job, Needed Convincing On 76ers

Apr 7, 2016 8:53 PM

Jerry Colangelo recused himself from the Philadelphia 76ers' search for a general manager to work with Sam Hinkie and would have been fine with Danny Ferry over his son, Bryan Colangelo.

Bryan Colangelo badly wanted to be hired by the Brooklyn Nets and never wanted the 76ers' job. Bryan Colangelo wanted to avoid working in the shadow of his father amid claims of nepotism.

But the 76ers' ownership convinced Bryan Colangelo he was the best candidate available.

Colangelo has had success with both the Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Philadelphia Sixers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nets Sign Henry Sims For Remainder Of Season

Apr 6, 2016 11:02 AM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed center Henry Sims for the remainder of the 2015-16 season. 

Originally signed to the first of two 10-day contracts on March 17, Sims has appeared in nine games (two starts) with the Nets, averaging 6.0 points and 4.4 rebounds in 17.1 minutes per game.

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Frank Zanin Steps Down As Nets' Assistant GM

Apr 4, 2016 6:10 PM

Frank Zanin has left his role as assistant general manager of the Brooklyn Nets.

Zanin was a candidate for the GM job that eventually went to Sean Marks.

After Marks was hired, he hired Trajan Langdon as assistant GM.

"After speaking with Sean this morning I have decided to step I down from my position of assistant GM," wrote Zanin on Twitter. "This will allow Sean to fill out his staff and give me a chance to pursue other opportunities."

Zanin began his career with the Philadelphia 76ers during the tenure of Billy King.

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Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young Shut Down By Nets For Season

Apr 3, 2016 3:13 PM

Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young have been shut down for the remainder of the Brooklyn Nets' season.

The Nets have six games remaining and have been eliminated from playoff contention.

Lopez and Young each agreed to multi-year deals with the Nets in the offseason.

Lopez finishes his season averaging 20.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 73 games. Young averaged 15.1 points and 9.0 rebounds in 73 games. 

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Nets Sign Henry Sims To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Mar 27, 2016 1:12 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed center Henry Sims to a second 10-day contract. 

Originally signed to a 10-day contract on March 17, Sims has appeared in four games with the Nets, averaging 4.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game.

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Nets Sign Sean Kilpatrick To Multi-Year Deal

Mar 19, 2016 12:47 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have signed Sean Kilpatrick to a multi-year contract.

Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released, but it was reportedly going to be a two-year deal.

Originally signed to the first of two 10-day contracts on February 28, Kilpatrick has appeared in nine games with the Nets, averaging 11.9 points while shooting 49.3 percent from the field and 47.1 percent from three-point range in 19.1 minutes per game. Kilpatrick has scored in double figures six times, including each of the last four games.

In 21 career NBA games split between Brooklyn, Denver and Minnesota, Kilpatrick has averaged 7.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in 15.5 minutes per game.

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Nets Finalizing Two-Year Deal With Sean Kilpatrick

Mar 17, 2016 5:36 PM

Sean Kilpatrick is finalizing a two-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

The deal will include a guarantee for the 2016-17.

Kilpatrick had moved through the NBA Development League, NBA training camps and 10-day deals with Denver and Minnesota until solidifying himself with the Nets this month.

Kilpatrick is averaging nearly 12 points and 19 minutes in eight games.

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Henry Sims Signs 10-Day Contract With Nets
Henry Sims has appeared in 121 games in parts of three seasons with New Orleans, Cleveland and Philadelphia, recording averages of 7.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 18.8 minutes per game.

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Henry Sims Expected To Sign 10-Day Contract With Nets
Henry Sims has been playing for Grand Rapids of the D-League.

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Nets Sign Sean Kilpatrick To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Sean Kilpatrick has averaged 9.4 points in 16.6 minutes per game while shooting 41.0 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from three-point range.

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Nets Name Trajan Langdon Assistant GM
Trajan Langdon joins the Nets after having served as the director of player administration and basketball operations for the Cavaliers since September of 2015.

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Nets Sign Sean Kilpatrick To 10-Day Contract
Sean Kilpatrick averaging a league-high 26.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 38.4 minutes per game in the D-League.

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Joe Johnson Waived By Nets, Gives Up $3M Of Remaining Salary
The Cavaliers are confident of their chances of signing Joe Johnson, though the Hawks are also expected to be a factor.

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Joe Johnson Opens Buyout Talks With Nets
Joe Johnson has been with the Nets since a 2012 trade with the Atlanta Hawks.

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Nets 'Immediately Knew' Sean Marks Was 'Their Guy'
The Nets liked Sean Marks' demeanor, optimism and pedigree.

Andrew Keh/New York Times

Nets Request Waivers On Andrea Bargnani
Sean Marks is requesting waivers on Andrea Bargnani.

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Nets Open Buyout Talks With Andrea Bargnani
Andrea Bargnani signed a two-year deal with the Nets in the offseason.

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Sean Marks Signs Four-Year, $9M Deal As GM Of Nets
Sean Marks earned less than $10 million during his entire 11-year playing career.

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Nets Still Expected To Pursue Big Name Head Coach, Free Agents
With Sean Marks getting the job, the Nets could also pursue Ettore Messina or Ime Udoka.

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Sean Marks Hired By Nets As GM
The Nets have named Sean Marks as General Manager.

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Joe Johnson To Seek Multi-Year Deal From Nets In Offseason
With a salary of $24.894 million this season and the Nets out of playoff contention, Johnson has been thought of as a buyout candidate.

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Nets Expected To Turn To Arturas Karnisovas If Deal Can't Be Reached With Sean Marks
Sean Marks received an initial contract offer from the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday and talks are ongoing on Wednesday.

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Mikhail Prokhorov Denies Offering Nets' GM Job To Sean Marks
Mikhail Prokhorov denied that the job had been offered to anyone and even denied knowing who Sean Marks is.

Tom Lorenzo/Nets Daily

Clippers Interested In Thaddeus Young
Thaddeus Young is in the first season of a four-year, $50 million contract with the Nets.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Nets Narrow GM Search To Bryan Colangelo, Arturas Karnisovas, Sean Marks
The Nets hope to have their next general manager hired by the end of the week.

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Bryan Colangelo, Arturas Karnisovas, Sean Marks Believed To Be Nets' Top GM Candidates
The Nets hope to narrow their candidates to two or three by the end of All-Star weekend.

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Raptors Have Held Talks On Kenneth Faried, Thaddeus Young
The Raptors own the Knicks' first round pick in addition to their own, which can be used in a trade.

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