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Carlesimo, Nets deal Bobcats 17th straight loss

Carlesimo, Nets deal Bobcats 17th straight loss

ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Dec 28, 2012
The Brooklyn Nets gave P.J. Carlesimo a victory in his debut and the Bobcats a 17th straight loss, getting 26 points from Brook Lopez in a 97-81 rout Friday.
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  • Brook Lopez Rejects a Kemba Walker Layup

    Brook Lopez Rejects a Kemba Walker Layup

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2012
    Brook Lopez denies Kemba Walker’s layup in tonight’s matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Bobcats.
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  • Source: Nets serious about Jeff Van Gundy

    Source: Nets serious about Jeff Van Gundy

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Mike Dunleavy says that coaching his hometown’s Brooklyn Nets w…

    Mike Dunleavy says that coaching his hometown’s Brooklyn Nets would be ‘a dream come true’

    yahoo.com Dec 28, 2012
    Outside 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 during
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  • Nets turn to Carlesimo, but for how long?

    Nets turn to Carlesimo, but for how long?

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    EAST 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.
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  • Report: Kelvin Sampson’s In The Mix For Brooklyn’s Top Job

    Report: Kelvin Sampson’s In The Mix For Brooklyn’s Top Job

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2012
    Houston 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 report
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  • Williams Dismisses View That He Caused Coach's Firing

    Williams Dismisses View That He Caused Coach's Firing

    nytimes.com Dec 28, 2012
    Point 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.
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  • Barkley, Shaq have harsh words for D-Will

    Barkley, Shaq have harsh words for D-Will

    ESPN.com Dec 28, 2012
    TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal rip Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams.
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  • Avery Johnson Wasn’t The Problem In Brooklyn

    Avery Johnson Wasn’t The Problem In Brooklyn

    dimemag.com Dec 28, 2012
    Avery 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 prog
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  • Video - Nets Win P.J. Carlesimo's Debut 00:57

    Nets Win P.J. Carlesimo's Debut

    Dec 28
    Nets capture just fourth win in past 14 games, handing Bobcats 17th straight loss.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov will expect immediate impact …

    Dec 28
    Brooklyn's next coach will have to deal with immediate pressure from owner Mikhail Prokhorov, writes Brian Windhorst.
  • Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov says team 'capable of much more'

    Dec 28
    Brooklyn Nets owner and Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov decided last week that he would fire head coach Avery Johnson. But he got a few days' worth of heli-skiing in British Columbia before pulling the trigger Thursday.
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    Dec 28
    The Miami Heat said Friday the franchise didn't agree with the one-game suspension given to Dwyane Wade for making contact with Charlotte's Ramon Sessions earlier this week.
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    Dec 28
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