May 20, 2013 10:30 AM EDT
Scott Skiles is the frontrunner to become the next head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
Skiles was fired in the middle of last season by the Milwaukee Bucks.
Skiles previously was head coach of the Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls.
The Nets fired Avery Johnson in December and parted ways with interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo following their first round exit to the Bulls.
May 10, 2013 8:03 PM EDT
The Brooklyn Nets expect to sign Bojan Bogdanovic this summer, multiple sources confirmed.
Bogdanovic, a 24-year old swingman from Croatia, was acquired by the Nets in a draft-day trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2011.
Bogdanovic is averaging 14.4 points and shooting 38.6 percent from the three-point line this season for Fenerbahce Ulker.
May 08, 2013 1:28 PM EDT
Phil Jackson turned down the Brooklyn Nets' head coach opening, but he is open to coaching a team if he has influence on the roster in the organization's front office, according to a source.
Jackson wants a role similar to the one Pat Riley has had with the Miami Heat -- preferring front office control but open to coaching if he can have power.
If he doesn't have influence over a franchise, a source says Jackson might stay retired for now.
May 07, 2013 6:40 PM EDT
Phil Jackson has informed the Brooklyn Nets that he is uninterested in discussing their head coaching position, according to a source.
Jackson is seeking a broad management role with an NBA team.
May 07, 2013 10:57 AM EDT
The Brooklyn Nets have contacted Phil Jackson to gauge his interest in their head coaching vacancy.
Jackson is currently consulting the Detroit Pistons on their search for a new head coach. Jackson is helping the Pistons as a favor to owner Tom Gores.
The Nets fired P.J. Carlesimo following their Game 7 elimination to the Chicago Bulls.
Jackson is believed to prefer a role in a team's front office.
The Nets are not interested in hiring either Jeff Van Gundy or Stan Van Gundy for their head job, according to a source.
May 06, 2013 11:23 PM EDT
The Brooklyn Nets have had conversations with Mike Dunleavy about the organization's head coach opening and the former coach has emerged as a legitimate candidate for the vacancy, according to a source.
“He may be the leading candidate in Billy King’s mind,” said the source.
Dunleavy, who lobbied for the Knicks' opening a few years back, is desperate to get back in the NBA after being fired as Clippers GM in 2010.
According to the source, conversations about the Brooklyn job occurred during the season between Dunleavy and King, long before the Nets’ Game 7 defeat in the first round of the playoffs.
May 06, 2013 12:53 AM EDT
Donnie Walsh expects Brian Shaw's name to come up in head coaching vacancies this offseason and will give the Indiana Pacers' associate coach permission to interview for the Brooklyn Nets' opening at season's end.
“I think Brian would be great as a head coach," Walsh said Sunday. “Just as I thought Mark Jackson would be a tremendous coach, I feel the same way about Brian. They both know the game, you can tell they see it like head coaches. And they also know how to relate to players and get them to do what they need to be successful."
Phil Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy have also been reported as potential candidates for the Nets.
The only person Billy King ruled out Sunday was Mike Krzyzewski of Duke.
May 05, 2013 1:23 PM EDT
The Brooklyn Nets will not offer a new contract to interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo.
A search for a new head coach will commence immediately.
“The Brooklyn Nets organization would like to thank P.J. for his efforts with the team in his roles as both head coach and assistant, and for his contributions to the team’s success both on and off the court," said Billy King in a prepared statement. "We wish P.J. and his family only the best in the years to come.”
Carlesimo replaced Avery Johnson in December as head coach of the Nets.
Jeff Van Gundy is a top target, according to a source that spoke with Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Phil Jackson is also considered a candidate the Nets are believed to be interested in.
May 05, 2013 12:35 AM EDT
The Brooklyn Nets lost in Game 7 to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, leaving an uncertain future for P.J. Carlesimo, who took over for Avery Johnson during the season.
Still, Nets players supported Carlesimo and want to see the veteran coach return.
"I think he did a great job," Deron Williams said. "With everything that went on this season, we had a lot of turmoil and he kind of inherited us. And I think he did a great job of leading us and getting us that fourth seed. I'd love to see him back, but as you know, that's not up to me."
"P.J.'s been great. He's gotten us to this point," Joe Johnson said. "We had a pretty good year, especially when he took over."
Carlesimo's future as the Nets' coach, however, hinged on his postseason success, according to sources.
Apr 30, 2013 10:41 AM EDT
Joe Johnson does not expect to need surgery on his persistent plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
Johnson had a cortisone shot before Saturday's game.
"Nah, no surgery," said Johnson. "I've talked to the doc. The damage is done. I can't do much more than I've already done. It's just going to take time to kind of let it rest and heal. I probably won't be able to work out for a little while. I'll just have to rest up."
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Phil Jackson is interested in an advisory front office position and not in returning to coaching.
Deron Williams played 58 minutes and scored 32 points with 10 assists in the Nets' triple-overtime loss in Game 4.
Gerald Wallace had five points in 25 minutes and was benched during crunch time on Thursday.
Billy King presided over a team that posted a 49-33 record in the Nets' inaugural season in Brooklyn.
Billy King's contract was set to expire in the offseason, but talks have been ongoing since the beginning of the season.
Tom Thibodeau is optimistic he will have Joakim Noah available against the Nets.
The Nets have made the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
Nets minority owner Jay-Z has begun the process of selling his stake in the team so that he can become an NBA agent.
Mirza Teletovic is in the first season of a three-year contract with the Nets.
In 27 combined games for Springfield and Maine this season, Kris Joseph averaged 18.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.7 steals in 34.0 minutes per game.
Shawn Carter, also known as Jay-Z, is getting into the sports agency business by merging his entertainment company Roc Nation and Creative Artists Agency.
Kris Joseph started the season with the Celtics.
Tornike Shengelia and Tyshawn Taylor have played 10 and eight games, respectively, for the Armor.
Jeff Van Gundy is surprised at how well the Nets have done this season.
The account had roughly 1,000 followers at the beginning of the season, and grew to over 6,000 since the tweets were taken over by Nets Public Relations Manager Calder Hynes.
Tornike Shengelia is averaging 25.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 37.3 minutes in the D-League.
Andray Blatche will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
The Nets have assigned forward Tornike Shengelia and guard Tyshawn Taylor to the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League.
Deron Williams finished the game with 11 three-pointers, which set a Nets' franchise record.
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