Lionel Hollins Fired by Nets, Replaced by Tony Brown; GM Billy King Reassigned

January 10th, 2016 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

Less than two years after giving him the job, the Brooklyn Nets announced Sunday that they fired head coach Lionel Hollins. General manager Billy King also resigned from his post but was reassigned within the organization. 

"Assistant coach Tony Brown will serve as interim head coach. The GM position will remain open until a replacement is named," the Nets announced, per John Schuhmann of

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov also released a statement on the decision:

After careful consideration, I’ve concluded that it’s time for a fresh start and a new vision for the direction of the team. By making this decision now, it enables our organization to use the rest of the season to diligently evaluate candidates with proven track records. It’s clear from our current state of affairs that we need new leadership.

With the right basketball management and coach in place, we are going to create a winning culture and identity and give Brooklyn a team that it can be proud of and enjoy watching. We have learned a great deal during the past six years and our experiences will ...

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