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NetsDaily May 22, 2016

NetsDaily Off-Season Report #6

An interesting week, one in which we got our first look at Kenny Atkinson and heard him on various sports talk radio shows, being forthcoming on a number of issues.  He made it clear that Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young are his core, as did Sean Marks who said he was not looking to trade either player, no doubt mystifying members of the Junior GM Club want to see them dispatched for mid-level draft picks in a weak draft. The Nets reportedly also hired another new assistant coach, the first skills coach: Adam Harrington, former player who bills himself a shooting specialist and has...
NetsDaily May 21, 2016

David Nurse out as Nets shooting coach

David Nurse, who Billy King hired as a shooting coach in February, will not be back with the Nets next season. Hoopshype broke the news... One of the worst shooting teams early in the season, the Nets led the NBA in three-point shooting in February-March with Nurse there. — HoopsHype (@hoopshype) May 21, 2016 Specifically, in the 25 games between the time Nurse was hired and the decision to shut down Brook Lopez and  Thaddeus Young, the Nets shot 40.7 percent from deep, tops in the league during that span, and 48.5 percent overall, also tops in the league. However, at around same...
NetsDaily May 21, 2016

Kenny Atkinson: Brook Lopez is "absolutely" a "building block" for Brooklyn Nets

In an interview with Chris Mannix of NBC Sports Friday, Kenny Atkinson lavished praise on his center, calling him "absolutely" a building block with the Nets going forward ... admitted there are areas, particularly on defense where he could be "a little better." Mannix noted that "Nets coaches have had a love/hate relationship wih Brook Lopez.  Some guys love him, some guys have wanted to trade him. Is he a building block player for this team?" Atkinson responded with a lengthy analysis of the Nets 7-footer, saying Lopez is a big part of the Nets and noting that he is a "huge fan. He cited...