December 28, 2012 |
COACH OF THE MONTH in November, out of a job by New Year's. The Brooklyn Nets have elevated expectations this season, and a .500 record wasn't good enough. Coach Avery Johnson was fired Thursday, his team having lost 10 of 13 games after a strong start to its first season in Brooklyn. "We don't have the same fire now that we did when we were 11-4," general manager Billy King said at a news conference in East Rutherford, N.J. "I tried to talk to Avery about it, and we just can't figure it out. The same pattern kept on happening.
July 5, 2012 |
Deron Williams is staying with the Nets. The all-star point guard tweeted Tuesday night that he "made a very tough decision today" and posted a picture of the new team logo that accompanies the Nets' move from New Jersey to Brooklyn. A person with knowledge of the decision said Williams told the team he was accepting its five-year contract worth $98 million. Williams, the top free agent available, chose to stay with the Nets over signing with his hometown team, the Dallas Mavericks.
July 4, 2015 |
JayVaughn Pinkston was excited about getting a chance to play for his hometown Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Summer League, but his enthusiasm turned to sadness and frustration on the first day of practice in Orlando. The 6-foot-7 Pinkston, who finished 20th on Villanova's all-time scoring list during a career that ended in the NCAA tournament in March, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Wednesday. Although no prognosis has been made public, it is unlikely Pinkston will play any basketball in the 2015-16 season.
January 9, 2013 |
Brooklyn Nets player Andray Blatche was questioned by Philadelphia Police in connection with an alleged rape early Tuesday morning at the Four Seasons hotel in Center City, but was released with no charges filed against him, police said. The preliminary findings of the investigation indicate that Blatche was not involved in the assault, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said Tuesday. Several other witnesses, including two other men, are being interviewed by police, Ramsey said, as well as the victim.
August 23, 2012
The 76ers will play a "Boardwalk Classic" preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., the team announced Tuesday. Tickets for the game are available at www.TicketMaster.com in the upper and lower level for between $10 and $49, excluding courtside and premium seating. The game will be the third meeting of the Sixers and Nets at Boardwalk Hall, the first two being wins for the 76ers. - Inquirer staff
August 22, 2012
THE SIXERS have six preseason games scheduled, beginning on Oct. 11 and ending Oct. 21. Two are home (Boston, Cleveland). Three are on the road (Orlando, Brooklyn and Boston). One game against the Brooklyn Nets, scheduled for Sat. Oct. 13, has no site listed on the Sixers website. That will change Tuesday afternoon at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City when it is expected to be announced that the game with the Nets will be played in the historic venue. Sixers president of basketball operations Rod Thorn, along with Evan Turner, are to be there representing the team as the official announcement is made.
December 12, 2014
THE 76ERS and Brooklyn Nets completed a much-talked-about trade yesterday, as the Sixers acquired 13-year veteran Andrei Kirilenko, guard Jorge Gutierrez and a 2020 second-round draft pick for forward Brandon Davies. Additionally, the Sixers also got the right to swap second-round draft picks with the Nets in 2018. In his career, which included 10 years with the Utah Jazz, Kirilenko has averaged 11.8 points, and 5.5 rebounds. Gutierrez, who will be 26 in a couple of weeks, has played 25 games for the Nets over the past two seasons, averaging 3.1 points a game.
March 16, 2015 |
Thad Young had an unexpected return trip to the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. And for the first time in three meetings, the power forward got a victory over his former team as the Brooklyn Nets defeated the 76ers, 94-87. Young played a major part in the outcome, finishing with 21 points and nine rebounds. His hook shot with 1 minute, 19 seconds remaining clinched the game, giving the Nets a 93-85 cushion. Rookie center Nerlens Noel paced the Sixers (15-51) with 17 points, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots before fouling out with 28.1 seconds left.
March 11, 2013
J.R. Smith scored 24 points and the New York Knicks shook off the absence of Carmelo Anthony and the shock of Amar'e Stoudemire's needing more knee surgery to rout the visiting Utah Jazz, 113-84, on Saturday night. The Knicks learned earlier Saturday that Stoudemire will have right knee surgery that will sideline him about six weeks. But they still have plenty off the bench. Steve Novak scored 20 points. Elsewhere: Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche each scored 18 and the Brooklyn Nets won their third straight game with a 93-80 victory over the host Atlanta Hawks.
April 7, 2013
Deron Williams had 32 points and six assists to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 105-96 win Saturday night over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats. Brook Lopez added 19 points and backup Andray Blatche had 16 as the Nets completed a four-game sweep of the NBA-worst Bobcats. The win strengthened Brooklyn's hold on fourth place in the Eastern Conference, moving them 11/2 games ahead of Chicago. Ben Gordon scored 27 points and Gerald Henderson had 22 for the Bobcats. Wizards run down Pacers John Wall scored 37 points in a display of speed and flair to lead the host Washington Wizards to a 104-85 win over the Indiana Pacers.