Lionel Hollins, the latest coach to enter the revolving door that seems to come with the territory of leading the Nets, has a style that distinguishes him, at least verbally, from Jason Kidd, his predecessor.
Frank was hired as Jason Kidd’s top assistant before last season, but he was marginalized after they disagreed on philosophy.
Operations offer a dose of optimism for Nets point guard Deron Williams and his team after the disappointment of last season.
The mutual love affair between the former N.B.A. player and his adopted home of Beijing will reach a new milestone this fall when “I Am Stephon Marbury,” a musical about his life in China, opens in the capital.
The N.B.A. on Wednesday released its schedule, which begins on Oct. 28 with the San Antonio Spurs hosting the Dallas Mavericks in one of three games.
Bojan Bogdanovic, a 25-year-old forward from Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been on a whirlwind introductory tour since signing a three-year contract with the Nets last week.
Pierce, acquired by the Nets in a costly deal last year, was set to walk away from Brooklyn, agreeing on what was believed to be a two-year, $11 million contract with Washington.
The Nets reached a deal on Wednesday to acquire Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev from Cleveland in a three-team trade that included sending Marcus Thornton to Boston.
The Nets’ introduction of Lionel Hollins contrasted with the pageantry that accompanied last year’s introduction of Jason Kidd.
Free agency has helped the N.B.A. keep pace with global events like the World Cup and Wimbledon.
Hollins, a veteran coach who guided the Grizzlies to the Western Conference finals in 2013, was the Nets’ primary candidate after Jason Kidd left to join the Bucks.
Jason Kidd, now the Bucks’ coach, denied asking for greater clout within the Nets’ organization but evaded questions about the circumstances prompting the divorce.
Kidd is now the Nets’ former coach, having left for the job in Milwaukee, and Lionel Hollins has emerged as the top candidate to replace him.
In a deal freeing Jason Kidd from his contract with the Nets so he can coach the Bucks, Milwaukee will provide two future second-round draft picks as compensation.
Working from the Pat Riley playbook, Jason Kidd winds up with a better payday and situation in Milwaukee.
Kidd’s likely exit is said to come after a clash with ownership about expanding his role in the organization. The team has given him permission to speak to the Milwaukee Bucks.
For the Nets, the summer became a lot murkier over the weekend when it was revealed that Jason Kidd’s brief tenure as the team’s coach was most likely coming to an abrupt end.
Why would any veteran player known for leadership qualities and a strong understanding of the game not at least consider the accelerated path to coaching now that Jason Kidd and Derek Fisher have landed lucrative contracts?
As an owner of the Nets when they were in New Jersey, Lewis Katz, who died Saturday in a plane crash, had a plan to help Newark, the state’s largest city.
Deron Williams, the team’s point guard, had arthroscopic surgery to remove spurs from the front and back of his left ankle.
Andray Blatche, who has no Filipino roots, answered an invitation seeking N.B.A. players willing to represent the country in the FIBA World Cup in August and September.
Nets point guard Deron Williams will have surgery on both of his troublesome ankles next week.
Incidents in Nets-Heat and Clippers-Thunder playoff games are the latest to call attention to what officials are allowed to review.
A day after the Nets were eliminated from the playoffs by the Heat, Coach Jason Kidd and General Manager Billy King expressed optimism about the team’s future.
Joe Johnson scored 34 points, but he lost the ball on the Nets’ final possession as the Heat eliminated their high-priced opponents and returned to the conference finals.
The Nets, who hit only one of their last seven shots in Monday’s 102-96 loss to the Heat at Barclays Center, are facing elimination in Game 5 in Miami.
N.B.A. Commissioner Adam Silver juggled a thrilling game between the Nets and the Heat at Barclays Center with the latest Donald Sterling bonfire.
In Monday’s Game 4, sensing vulnerability in the Nets’ defense and an opportunity to put a stranglehold on the Eastern Conference semifinals, LeBron James did it almost by himself.
LeBron James scored 49 points for the Heat, but it was Chris Bosh who hit the night’s biggest shot, a 3-pointer with 57 seconds left that broke a tie game and sent Miami on its way to a 3-1 series lead.
Fouls, commercials and timeouts can prolong games like the one May 4 between the Nets and the Raptors, in which the final 60 ticks of the clock took nearly 18 minutes.