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Brook Lopez Rejects a Kemba Walker LayupBrook Lopez denies Kemba Walker’s layup in tonight’s matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Bobcats.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Dunleavy says that coaching his hometown’s Brooklyn Nets would be ‘a dream come true’yahoo.com Updated 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 duringUpvote Share 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.Upvote 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 reportUpvote Share Tweet
Williams Dismisses View That He Caused Coach's Firingnytimes.com Updated 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Barkley, Shaq have harsh words for D-WillESPN.com Updated Dec 28, 2012TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal rip Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams.Upvote 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 progUpvote Share Tweet
Nets Win P.J. Carlesimo's DebutDec 28Nets capture just fourth win in past 14 games, handing Bobcats 17th straight loss.
NBA -- Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov will expect immediate impact …Dec 28Brooklyn'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 28Brooklyn 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.
Miami Heat fire back at NBA for suspension of Dwyane WadeDec 28The 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.
Lee Jenkins: Clippers still streaking for now, but best is yet to comeDec 28LOS ANGELES -- The 2007-08 Houston Rockets have become something of a cautionary tale in the NBA, a middling team that stood at 24-20 on Jan. 27, before they jumped into a kerosene bath. The searing Rockets embarked on a 22-game winning streak, an unfor…