This is the December 28, 2012 news archive. View today's Nets rumors and news.
Brook Lopez Rejects a Kemba Walker LayupBrook Lopez denies Kemba Walker’s layup in tonight’s matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Bobcats.Share TweetESPN.com Dec 28, 2012The Brooklyn Nets hold Jeff Van Gundy in high regard and consider him a serious candidate behind top target Phil Jackson to fill their head coaching vacancy, if he's interested, a league source told ESPNNewYork.com.Share Tweet
Mike Dunleavy says that coaching his hometown’s Brooklyn Nets would be ‘a dream come true’yahoo.com Dec 28, 2012Outside of perhaps Chris Mullin, possibly Mark Jackson, or our own Dan Devine, Brooklyn’s own Mike Dunleavy possesses one of the stronger borough-rich accents in the NBA. It was a constant reminder during the media back and forths we listened to duringShare TweetEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Mikhail Prokhorov said Friday he decided to fire Avery Johnson last week, but now wants patience with interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.Share Tweet
Report: Kelvin Sampson’s In The Mix For Brooklyn’s Top JobHouston assistant coach Kelvin Sampson was so impressive holding the Rockets together during head coach Kevin McHale’s absence that apparently he’s joined a list of established NBA coaches in the Nets’ search for a coach. This, according to a reportShare Tweet
Williams Dismisses View That He Caused Coach's Firingnytimes.com Dec 28, 2012Point guard Deron Williams said Friday that he did not quit on Avery Johnson, but he did accept some responsibility for the Nets' poor play recently.Share Tweet
Barkley, Shaq have harsh words for D-WillESPN.com Dec 28, 2012TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal rip Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams.Share Tweet
Avery Johnson Wasn’t The Problem In BrooklynAvery Johnson was fired as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets yesterday, less than one month after winning the NBA’s Coach of the Month award. Ownership, after spending $330 million in the offseason on roster upgrades, wasn’t happy with the team’s progShare Tweet