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NetsDaily May 16, 2016

Thaddeus Young untouchable? Seems that way.

One of the more interesting aspects of Kenny Atkinson's press conference was his constant praise of Thaddeus Young, whom he referred to as "my guy". Young, who had a career year this past season, was considered one of the few potential trade assets for the Nets. After Monday's press conference, that doesn't seem very likely. Thaddeus Young says he has been told that the Nets won't trade him. GM Sean Marks says... https://t.co/WYCYwmcxQO pic.twitter.com/7XZIF04Nj4 — Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) May 16, 2016 Thaddeus Young: "I've been told I'll be here, along with Brook."...
NetsDaily May 16, 2016

Optimism and honesty ... a family affair ... at Atkinson press conference

It's hard for an event not to be a family affair when the person being introduced has seven brothers, a mother and assorted other relatives in the audience. That was the overwhelming sense of Monday's press conference to introduce Kenny Atkinson to the media.  Atkinson got emotional more than once in talking about his family and those who helped him --finally-- get a head coaching job in the NBA after eight years as any assistant, four in Atlanta and four before than in New York. Atkinson and his boss, Sean Marks, not only showered each other with praise, but spoke about how they will work...