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Undaunted by Phil Jackson's reported reluctance to coach their team, Brooklyn Nets officials have established Jackson as their top target in the wake of Avery Johnson's dismissal, according to NBA coaching sources.Share Tweet
Net Change: After dropping 10 of 13, the Nets fired Avery Joh…CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012After dropping 10 of 13, the Nets fired Avery Johnson as their coach. He may have been the first casualty of increased expectations, but his ouster was deserved, says Chris Mannix.Share TweetESPN.com Dec 27, 2012Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King sounded optimistic that point guard Deron Williams and power forward Kris Humphries will be back in the lineup for Friday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats.Share TweetNew York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton won't need surgery on his broken right pinky finger and is expected to be out at least a month.Share TweetCourt Vision: Nets eye big name to replace Johnson?Share Tweet
Irrational Confidence Becomes Incredible Production For J.R. Smith & The Knicksdimemag.com Dec 27, 2012It used to be that every great team had one: a guy that believed they were the best, most talented player on the floor, even when they weren’t. This feeling of greatness was primarily contained in the player’s own brain, and came despite ample evidencShare Tweet
J.R. Smith ties it, wins it with 2 tough jumpers in last 10 seconds to push Knicks past Suns (VIDEOS)yahoo.com Dec 27, 2012With leading scorer Carmelo Anthony out with a hyperextended left knee and starting point guard Raymond Felton sidelined by a fractured right pinkie that could require surgery and a four-to-six-week shelving - two injuries suffered during a 100-94 ChrisShare Tweet
The Lakers Get Pushed To A Breaking Point; The Hawks Almost Get Embarrasseddimemag.com Dec 27, 2012A great recipe for disaster — at least if you’re the Lakers — is playing in Denver on the second night of a back-to-back. Old legs. The high altitude. The penchant of the Nuggets to play fast and frenetic. It almost never works out for L.A., and lasShare TweetJ.R. Smith sank a baseline 21-footer at the buzzer after a Phoenix turnover with a second to play, giving the depleted New York Knicks a 99-97 victory over the Suns on Wednesday night.Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012Bucks top Nets 13th straight time as Williams sitsShare Tweet
Nets Fire Avery JohnsonDec 27Chris Broussard discusses the Nets' firing of head coach Avery Johnson.
Clippers Win 15th StraightDec 27Highlight Of The Night: Clippers rout Celtics by 29 points to win a franchise best 15th straight game.
Raymond Felton Expects To Miss 4-6 WeeksDec 27ESPNNewYork.com's Jared Zwerling discusses Knicks PG Raymond Felton's injured finger.
Clippers Win 15th StraightDec 27Clippers route Celtics for the 106-77 win.