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Nets Make It Official: Avery Johnson Head Coach

June 10th, 2010
On Thursday afternoon, the Nets made it official: the Little General "Avery Johnson" is their new head coach. The press release includes statements from Johnson, Rod Thorn and Mikhail Prokhorov. Dave D'Alessandro reports that the contract is for three years and close to $12 million, but because Johnson was still under ...

Nets One of Three Teams Leading Candidates to Sign Amar’e Stoudemire

June 4th, 2010
ESPN's Marc Stein quotes sources close to the Amar'e Stoudemire negotiations as saying the Heat and the Nets "are the two teams most likely to sign [Stoudemire] away from Phoenix." Stoudemire has a player option on his $17.7 million contract, but reportedly wants to re-work and extend the deal. He ...

Report: Tom Thibodeau Leading Candidate for New Orleans Hornets Job

May 25th, 2010
A person familiar with the process said Celtics assistant coach Tom Thibodeau is the leading candidate to fill the the New Orleans Hornets' coaching vacancy and that the team could offer him the job this week, according to multiple published reports. After interviewing eight candidates, the Hornets began working on a ...

Can New Jersey Nets Use Prokhorov, John Wall, and Jay-Z To Bag LeBron James?

May 13th, 2010
The sale of the Nets became official yesterday—as did Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov's intention of being at the NBA lottery. "This much-anticipated day has finally come and now the real fun beginning of building a championship team with a state-of-the-art home in the Barclays Center," said Prokhorov, ...

Dwyane Wade’s Wife Briefly Held in Divorce Proceedings

May 11th, 2010
The wife of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade surrendered to authorities in Chicago on Monday and was released an hour later after posting a $10,000 bond. Siohvaughn (SHOH'-vahn) Wade's brief stay in custody came a day after a Cook County Judge angrily ordered her brought in when she failed ...

New Jersey Nets Should Hire Vinny Del Negro

May 4th, 2010
Rod Thorn is looking around for a new coach with some fire. Del Negro doesn't back down from management. The Nets might not like the heated confrontation Del Negro had with vice president of basketball operations John Paxson. On March 30 Paxson had confrontation with Del Negro over the playing time ...