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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 TweetThe 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
Sources: Amar'e to come off bench for KnicksAs long as injuries don't necessitate otherwise, New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire will come off the bench when he returns to the team, league sources with knowledge of the Knicks' thinking said.Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Dunleavy says that coaching his hometown’s Brooklyn Nets would be ‘a dream come true’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 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 TweetNew York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will miss his second straight game Friday night against the Sacramento Kings with a hyperextended left knee.Upvote Share Tweet
DeMarcus Cousins, reinstated after suspension, on playing vs. Knicks: ‘I don’t expect anything’Stop me - oh, oh, oh, stop me - if you've heard this one before, but all is not splendid and calm in the world of DeMarcus Cousins. The Sacramento Kings center - whose most notable accomplishments this season have been arguing with a color commentatUpvote Share 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.Upvote Share Tweet
The Not-So-Secret Problem with the CelticsBefore the season started, the Boston Celtics were the biggest threat in the East to a LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh oligarchy set to control the NBA for the next few seasons. In the off-season, Kevin Garnett re-signed, Paul Pierce was still …Upvote Share Tweet
Barkley, Shaq have harsh words for D-WillTNT 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
Doc Rivers pays Clippers championship-level compliment after 29-point blowout of CelticsIf you were watching Thursday night's NBA action on TNT, the late-running opener between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks - pushed to overtime thanks to this absurd, one-of-a-kind buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Darren Collison - meant thatUpvote Share Tweet
The Clippers Crush Defenseless Boston; Kevin Durant Tears Out Dallas’ HeartThe Clippers have caught the momentum of an avalanche in this 15-game winning streak, and they’re apparently stopping for nobody, no matter their reputation. The Celtics are only six months removed from losing in heartbreaking fashion to Miami in the EaUpvote Share TweetLOS 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks Injury UpdateDec 28Frank Isola of the New York Daily News with an update on the Knicks' injuries.
Warriors Cruise Past 76ersDec 28David Lee's double-double leads Warriors to their 10th win in 13 games.
Kings Hold Off Knicks In Wild FashionDec 28After surrendering 27-point lead, James Johnson's 3-pointer at the buzzer lifts Kings to 106-105 win over Knicks.
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…