6:49 AM EDT, Wed April 25, 2018
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The Glue Guys: Nets Season Superlatives

The Glue Guys: Nets Season Superlatives

The Glue Guys put a cap on the Brooklyn Nets season by handing out some season superlatives, including Cup of Coffee Award and The Force Awakens aka Most Disappointing Award. Subscribe to the Glue Guys on iTunes Follow the Glue Guys on Stitcher Social Media – @BKGlueGuys on Twitter | Glue Guys on Facebook
15 hours ago
Pablo Prigioni, Tiago Splitter join Nets staff

Pablo Prigioni, Tiago Splitter join Nets staff

Hello, South America. The Nets announced Tuesday that they have added two of South America’s most accomplished players to their staff. Argentina’s Pablo Prigioni has been hired as an assistant coach on Kenny Atkinson’s staff, while Brazil’s Tiago Splitter will join the club as a scout, with “added duties related to player on-court development.” No word if the two will be additions to the staff or will replace those who were on the staff last season. Brian Lewis was first to report the addition of Prigioni, an Argentine playmaker who became somewhat of a New York darling...
17 hours ago
Are Barclays Center bonds about to be downgraded?

Are Barclays Center bonds about to be downgraded?

Crain’s New York Business reports that the recent change in the Nets ownership structure required Mikhail Prokhorov to revise certain aspects of the team’s relationship to Barclays Center ... and that arena bondholders are not happy. Crain’s reported that the big bond rating agency, Standards and Poor’s, “warned on Friday that it might downgrade the $527 million worth of bonds used to pay for Barclays’ construction in downtown Brooklyn. For now the bonds are rated “BBB-,” the lowest rung for investment grade. One step down would relegate them to junk status.” Such a move...
21 hours ago
Deadlines and Commitments - No. 113

Deadlines and Commitments - No. 113

It’s all draft and free agency now. Undergraduate college players and international players had until Monday to declare for the Draft. They can opt out in June as long as they don’t hire an agent, which some have already done. It’s three weeks till the lottery and almost nine weeks till the Draft. We update draft order and add a few things about Nets own free agents. Here ya go... May 15 - NBA Draft Lottery (Chicago). No need for Nets fans to tune in, unless it’s out of curiosity or a masochistic bent. The Nets pick, now in the hands of the Cavaliers, is eighth overall, giving...
Apr 23, 2018
Spencer Dinwiddie: An underdog who shocked the NBA

Spencer Dinwiddie: An underdog who shocked the NBA

NetsDaily exclusive with Spencer Dinwiddie on his expectations entering the season, his work ethic and why he feels he’s a fit in Brooklyn for the long haul Spencer Dinwiddie sits in front of his locker with a plate of watermelon in late October. He might be nervous, but you’d never tell by looking at him. The Nets were set to face off against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers and Dinwiddie was about to start for the first time last season, nearly 11 months after the Nets plucked him from the G League. I asked the 24-year-old if he had any extra nerves going up against the...
Apr 23, 2018
YES ratings still lowest ... but up 11 percent over 2016-17

YES ratings still lowest ... but up 11 percent over 2016-17

The local TV ratings are in and the Nets had the lowest rating in the NBA for the fourth consecutive year, but the 0.38 number represented an 11 percent bump over 2016-17, first in the Nets rebuild, according to Sports Business Journal’s annual survey. The 0.38 rating means that a little more than one-third of one percent of New York’s TV households were tuned into Nets games on YES. That’s around 27,000 households. The SBJ survey did not list the Knicks ratings, but they generally are about six or more times higher. The ratings do not mean the Nets had the smallest local TV...
Apr 22, 2018
NetsDaily Off-Season Report No. 2

NetsDaily Off-Season Report No. 2

And we’re back, for our 11th big year! Every weekend, we’ll be updating the Nets’ off-season with bits and pieces of information, gossip, etc. to help take the edge off 28-54. Searching out the strategy There’s a lot of speculation out there about what the Nets are planning this off-season ... tanking for the 2019 pick? Going for broke with big free agent? Tendering another offer sheet for a restricted free agent? Or banking on continuity? Here’s our take from reading between the lines of comments made by Sean Marks, Kenny Atkinson and even some of the players over the last ten...
Apr 21, 2018
The Development Game: It HAS to work

The Development Game: It HAS to work

Jarrett Allen turns 20 Saturday. He’s no longer a teenager, and no longer a rookie either. He now has a year under his belt as an NBA player. He likes how things have worked out. “I remember when I first walked in to meet Kenny and Sean it was me and my family, and Kenny had a meeting with all of us and they just told me how invested they were in me. The vision they had for me. “They even talked to my family and told them all of that, so you feel a sense of being wanted, being a part of what they’re building here. It seems like a big part of the culture here,” said Allen in an...
Apr 20, 2018
Jeremy Lin: Bridging gap between U.S. and China ‘my off-court job’

Jeremy Lin: Bridging gap between U.S. and China ‘my off-court job’

In an interview aired this week, Jeremy Lin talks to David Meltzer of Sports Marketing about a lot of things, how he sees “God’s fingerprints” on everything in his life, the importance of his family ... and how his unique position as the first Chinese-American in the NBA gives him an opportunity to bring China and the United States closer. In talking about that role, Lin said he’s “very cognizant” of the power of his brand. ”That’s like my off-the-court job, is figuring out this platform and how to do it right and create a positive impact,” he said, adding that he...
Apr 19, 2018
DRAFT WATCH NO. 5: The order is set, but that’s about it

DRAFT WATCH NO. 5: The order is set, but that’s about it

Unless you’re in the playoffs, you and your team are all about the Draft. Tanking season is over, and the full 60 pick order has been established ... at least until the Draft Lottery in May. (That’s not something we need to worry about.) Sean Marks an his press conference with Kenny Atkinson Monday talked about how the Nets are preparing for the draft ... and free agency a few days later. Although workouts haven’t started yet, planning has... “We’re hopefully preparing for every different scenario that may never happen or may happen,” Marks told the media. “So we don’t...
Apr 18, 2018
Atkinson gets high marks for development from his boss

Atkinson gets high marks for development from his boss

When Kenny Atkinson was named head coach of the Nets two years ago (almost to the day), he arrived on Brooklyn soil with his first big opportunity. For the previous eight seasons he had been paying his dues as an NBA assistant on the Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks staffs. Then, he became one of the more sought after NBA coaches two springs ago. Over time, before Brooklyn and even now, Atkinson’s made a name for himself as a coach who excels in player development. “When I look back and I look at the job Kenny has done, I say look at our players that have improved...
Apr 17, 2018
Full-time duties at the 4 helped Rondae Hollis-Jefferson make big leap

Full-time duties at the 4 helped Rondae Hollis-Jefferson make big leap

It’s late March of 2017. A 6’10” 247-pound Derrick Favors backs down a much smaller Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and bullies his way into a 19-point, 12-rebound game in a victory over the Nets. Kenny Atkinson had recently made an adjustment to turn Hollis-Jefferson into a small-ball 4. Hollis-Jefferson recalls the struggles of covering a bigger player, somewhat of a wake up call for the then second-year pro. He simply says, “Wow” when asked about that night covering Favors. One season later, following his third year in the league, Hollis-Jefferson started 59 of 68 games at the 4,...
Apr 17, 2018
Sean Marks: ‘Never bet against Jeremy Lin’

Sean Marks: ‘Never bet against Jeremy Lin’

The question at Monday’s “Markinson” presser was simple, What is Jeremy Lin’s role? With Lin returning from a lost season and a unique recovery/rehab program, you have to wonder what’s going on, particularly with the backcourt logjam and Lin’s belief he’s stepping back into a starting role. Sean Marks wouldn’t get into details, but he made it clear that a competitive Lin, a healthy Lin is a good thing. “He’s proven people wrong his entire career, so that’s something when we first brought Jeremy on board intrigued us about him,” Marks said. “There’s no market...
Apr 17, 2018
Marks says ownership will spend ‘big bucks’ when time is right

Marks says ownership will spend ‘big bucks’ when time is right

Sean Marks opened the Nets end-of-season presser by noting that he and Kenny are all “new to this.” “This is my first job as a GM, Kenny’s first head coaching job, and a lot of staff members, it’s the same thing,” he continued. “They’ve been put in positions where this is their first chance at a high-level position so to speak.” If, and perhaps when the Nets finally start winning, it will too be new to them, but it’s a part of the process that could accelerate, given the trajectory of player development. After winning 20 games in 2016-17, only nine of which came before...
Apr 17, 2018
This off-season, everything’s on the table ... including a bias for winning

This off-season, everything’s on the table ... including a bias for winning

Over the last two years, the Nets have demonstrated a distinct willingness to get creative when assets need to be had. From trading Thaddeus Young to Indiana for a first-rounder that became Caris LeVert before the 2016 draft to dealing Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough for a 2017 first-round pick and Andrew Nicholson, to selecting Jarrett Allen with said 2017 first-round pick ... a selection made two days after completing a deal for D’Angelo Russell (and Timofey Mozgov) sending Brook Lopez and another 2017 first-rounder to L.A. And that’s only a portion of what Sean Marks and...