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Nets To Begin Interviewing GM Candidates On Monday

Feb 6, 2016 10:53 PM

The Brooklyn Nets will begin interviewing general manager candidates on Monday.

Mikhail Prokhorov will be in attendance, as will the other members of the team's GM search committee: Nets chairman of the board of directors Dmitry Razumov, trusted Russian basketball confidant Sergey Kushchenko, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Brett Yormark and president of ONEXIM Sports & Entertainment Irina Pavlova.


Bryan Colangelo, Danny Ferry, Arturas Karnisovas and Gersson Rosas are amongst the candidates who will interview.

Frank Zanin, who is currently assistant GM of the Nets, will also interview.

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Nets Granted Permission To Interview Gersson Rosas

Feb 3, 2016 12:26 PM

The Houston Rockets have granted permission to the Brooklyn Nets to interview Gersson Rosas.

The Nets have a vacancy after GM Billy King was moved to an advisory role last month after spending five and half seasons on the job. 

Rosas has been with the Rockets for over 10 seasons, leaving briefly in 2013 to become GM of the Dallas Mavericks. Rosas returned to the Rockets in October of 2013.

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Nets Considering Arturas Karnisovas, Gersson Rosas For GM Job

Jan 25, 2016 11:58 AM

The Brooklyn Nets' general manager search has widened beyond Bryan Colangelo and Danny Ferry.

Denver Nuggets assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas and Houston Rockets executive VP of basketball operations Gersson Rosas are also candidates.

The Nets would like to have a general manager i place before the Feb. 18th trade deadline.

Karnisovas and Rosas fit the Nets' desire to have a more global scouting focus, something ownership believes was lacking under the previous regime. 

Brooklyn fired Billy King as general manager this month.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Nets Expected To Pursue Tom Thibodeau As Head Coach

Jan 16, 2016 12:09 PM

The Brooklyn Nets are expected to pursue Tom Thibodeau as head coach once they hire a new general manager.

The Nets also have been linked strongly to John Calipari, largely because of Calipari's strong ties to Brooklyn CEO Brett Yormark, but there is a growing sense in league circles that team owner Mikhail Prokhorov wants to hire established NBA names with considerable experience in the league.

Tony Brown is currently serving as the Nets' interim coach.

Thibodeau was fired by the Bulls after the playoffs last season.

Mike Mazzeo, Marc Stein/ESPN

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Nets Considering Danny Ferry For GM Job

Jan 14, 2016 10:37 AM

Joining Bryan Colangelo as a candidate for the Brooklyn Nets' general manager position is Danny Ferry.

Ferry was interviewed by Mikhail Prokhorov for the job back in 2010 before Billy King was hired.

Ferry's father, Bob Ferry, is still employed by the Nets as a scout.

Ferry was forced to step down as general manager of the Atlanta Hawks last year due to a power struggle within the organization and racially insensitive comments made about Luol Deng.

Ferry helped build the Hawks into the Eastern Conference's best regular season team last year.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

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Jarrett Jack Undergoes Successful ACL Surgery

Jan 13, 2016 4:57 PM

Jarrett Jack underwent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery this morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

The surgery was performed by Nets’ Medical Director, Dr. Riley J. Williams and Dr. David Altchek. A full recovery is expected, and it’s anticipated that he will be ready to participate in full basketball activities for the 2016-17 season. 

Jack, who sustained the injury during the second half of the Nets’ game at Boston on Saturday, January 2, played and started in 32 games for Brooklyn this season, and posted averages of 12.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and a team-high 7.4 assists per game.

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Nets Interested In Tom Thibodeau, Mark Jackson

Jan 13, 2016 11:11 AM

The Brooklyn Nets have interest in Tom Thibodeau or Mark Jackson for head coach.

Thibodeau and Jackson are considered two of the top available head coaches.

The Nets fired Lionel Hollins over the weekend.

Jackson in particular has reportedly shown interest in the Nets' job in the past.

Marc Stein, Mike Mazzeo/ESPN

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Nets Strongly Considering Bryan Colangelo For GM

Jan 13, 2016 11:07 AM

The Brooklyn Nets are considering hiring Bryan Colangelo for their general manager vacancy.

Colangelo has a strong track record in building contenders with the Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors. Colangelo stepped down as president of the Raptors in June of 2013.

There is also a growing belief within the league that Prokhorov is leaning more on Sergey Kushchenko.

The Nets are looking for a replacement for Billy King.

Marc Stein, Mike Mazzeo/ESPN

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Thad Young, Brook Lopez Working On Recruiting Free Agents

Jan 13, 2016 12:40 AM

For the Brooklyn Nets to become good in the short-term, they almost certainly will need to find success in free agency.

Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez are already pitching the idea of playing in Brooklyn to free agents.

“We have some cap space going into free agency for ’16 so I think that’s the biggest key, just luring those free agents,” Young said after practice. “Me and Brook have been trying to talk to guys that we think we would want to play with and just get them to take a look at us.” 

Young wouldn’t say specifically who he’s talked to, but he seems to think the Nets can land “superstars.”

“With [Lopez and I] being guys that [came] up with some of the superstars in this league,” Young said. “And being in that good age group, which is the 27-, 28-, 26-year-old guys, [we're] trying to get some of those guys to come here.”

Kevin Durant is the most prominent free agent of the 2016 class.

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Dmitry Razumov Played Major Role In Nets' Trade For Garnett, Pierce

Jan 12, 2016 1:15 PM

Billy King spent his tenure with the Brooklyn Nets in constant "win-now" mode.

Mikhail Prokhorov and his chief basketball lieutenant, Dmitry Razumov, approved every move made by King.

Razumov reportedly played a major role in the Nets' trade for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, which will send their 2016, 2017 (pick swap) and 2018 first rounders to the Boston Celtics.

"He still thinks they're only a year away from competing," a veteran team executive said Monday. "You're like three or four years away."

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report

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Joe Johnson Not Interested In Seeking Buyout From Nets
Joe Johnson signed the contract in 2010 with the Hawks.

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Mikhail Prokhorov To Be More Active With Nets
Mikhail Prokhorov said the Nets are looking for a separate general manager and head coach.

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John Calipari Seeks 10-Year, $120M Contract For NBA Return
John Calipari currently earns $8 million to $9 million per season at Kentucky and wouldn't leave that job for just an incremental raise.

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Nets' Brett Yormark Remains Proponent Of John Calipari
Brett Yormark has remained a proponent of making a large offer to bring John Calipari back to the Nets in a dual role as president and head coach.

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Billy King To Serve As Advisor In Nets' GM Search
The Nets surrendered seven first round picks, including five of their own, and 11 second rounders to chase instant success during the tenure of Billy King.

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Assistant GM Frank Zanin Retained By Nets
Frank Zanin has been involved with most of the day-to-day team business of the front office, including trade talks.

Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

Mark Jackson Expected To Push For Nets' Job
Mark Jackson has been interested in the job in the past.

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Tony Brown Named Interim Head Coach Of Nets
Tony Brown joined the Nets last season as an assistant coach after spending three seasons with the Mavericks.

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Nets Fire Lionel Hollins, Billy King Steps Down As GM
Mikhail Prokhorov said "it's time for a fresh start and a new vision for the direction of the team."

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Andrey Vatutin Reportedly Nets' Top Choice To Become Next GM
Andrey Vatutin is the top choice of Mikhail Prokhorov to become general manager of the Nets this offseason.

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Draymond Green, Brook Lopez Named NBA's Players Of The Week
Draymond Green averaged 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 9.5 rebounds , including two of his league-leading six triple-doubles.

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Nets Scouring Trade Market To Improve Team
The Nets have been active in scouring the trade market to improve their roster in the short and long-term.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Jarrett Jack Has Torn ACL, Meniscus In Right Knee
Jarrett Jack will miss the remainder of the season.

Deron Williams Questioned Whether He Wanted To Keep Playing Basketball
Deron Williams' seasons with the Nets were frustrating, shattering his confidence after he was unable to carry the franchise.

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Shane Larkin In NBA's Concussion Protocol
Shane Larkin has played in all 24 games for the Nets this season, with averages of 7.2 points and 3.6 assists in 18.9 minutes per game.

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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson To Undergo Surgery On Fractured Ankle
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the posterior talus in his right ankle.

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Nets Gauging Trade Interest In Bojan Bogdanovic
Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 8.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 24.3 minutes per game this season for the Nets.

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Billy King: We Took Our Shot, It Didn't Work
Billy King is looking forward to seeing some of their players develop and what they can do with cap space in 2016.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Nets Making 'Exploratory Calls' On Possible Trades
The Nets are projected of having $40 million in cap space and don't want to make a short-sighted move.

Tim Bontemps/New York Post

Brook Lopez Avoids Serious Injury In Surgically-Repaired Foot
Brook Lopez has had three surgeries on his right foot and he had to leave Saturday's game with soreness.

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