May 25, 2013 12:08 PM EDT
Peyton Siva auditioned for the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday.
“He’s real competitive, [has] great speed,” Nets director of player personnel Gregg Polinsky said. “What do you say? [He comes from a] winning culture, he’s been coached, can take all you can give him ... he’s going to get some looks.”
Siva led Louisville to a national title and believes that experience will help him handle the pressure of playing at the next level.
“It helped me a lot,” Siva said, “because I was able to play against a lot of different guards, and especially against some of the top-tier point guards.
“Obviously winning helped a lot.”
May 24, 2013 9:57 AM EDT
P.J. Carlesimo had a 35-19 record as interim head coach of the Brooklyn Nets and said that expectations from ownership are not lining up with the level of talent on the roster.
Carlesimo, however, did say that the Nets' head coach opening is one of the best in the NBA since they are a playoff team.
"Having said that, the expectations to win a championship in two years, that’s a heavy load for anybody, not just for Brooklyn. But I don’t know if that’s realistic the way the roster is right now," Carlesimo said Thursday.
"I wouldn’t say that team cannot win a championship, because we thought we could this year if things broke a little better for us. But if that’s on your plate that you need to win a championship in two years, I think that makes it a little challenging."
Mikhail Prokhorov said after buying the Nets in 2010 his goal was to win a championship within five years.
"I also think the expectations are maybe not totally realistic, but you’d rather have that from your owner, and then he’s got the wherewithal to back it up," Carlesimo said. "That’s his goal. We talked about that from day one. He doesn’t make any bones about it. He doesn’t want to have a nice team, he doesn’t want to just sell tickets in Brooklyn and make the team competitive. He wants to win an NBA championship, and as a coach you can’t ask for more that. So if what comes with that is a short leash, well, so be it."
May 24, 2013 12:11 AM EDT
The Boston Celtics have denied a request from the Brooklyn Nets to interview Doc Rivers for their head coaching vacancy.
Rivers has three years and $21 million remaining on his contract.
Danny Ainge declined to comment on the interest Rivers is receiving from the Nets.
"Doc has told me he's coming back," Ainge said. "I talk to him almost every day about our team and what we are going to do moving forward."
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.
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