11:46 PM EDT, Thu July 31, 2014

Windhorst: Plumlee 'likely' pick over Cousins

Mason Plumlee continues to impress in the USA Basketball Men’s National Team training camp. So much so that ESPN's Brian Windhorst believes the Nets' second-year pro could make the squad over Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins. 2 things from Team USA: post practice games between Durant/Harden/George are epic; Mason Plumlee likely to make team over DeMarcus Cousins— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 31, 2014 It certainly sounds like a shocker, considering the talent of Cousins.
New York Daily News 6 hours ago
China trip highlights Nets preseason schedule

China trip highlights Nets preseason schedule

The Nets will play three home preseason games -- and, again, zero contests against the Knicks -- as Brooklyn released its international-heavy schedule on Thursday.

Nets' preseason schedule set

The Nets' preseason will be busy and have an international flair to it. Brooklyn announced its six-game preseason schedule, which includes a preseason opener against Maccabi Tel Aviv at Barclays Center and a two-game trip to China against Sacramento. The Nets will close their preseason with three games (Boston, Philadelphia and Boston) in four days. However, the Nets won't play any preseason games against the Knicks for the second straight preseason.

Brown, just beginning, has come so far

Shortly after learning he had been drafted by the Brooklyn Nets, Markel Brown shared an emotional moment with the woman who raised him, the woman he calls "mama." "I just started shedding tears," Brown's grandmother, Jerrie Mae Eggins, said in a recent telephone interview with ESPNNewYork.com. "He told me, 'Mama, I made it.' And I told him, 'You have to thank the lord. You thank the lord, and you get to wherever you gotta go. Don't ever give up on God.

Nets announce coaching staff

The Nets officially announced Lionel Hollins’ coaching staff. Former head coach Paul Westphal, Tony Brown, Joe Wolf and Jay Humphries are joining John Welch and Jim Sann on the Nets coaching staff. Westphal is the most experienced coach on staff with over 20 years of experience which includes head coaching stints with Phoenix, Seattle and Sacramento. Westphal is 318-279 (.532) overall as a head coach. Brown was an assistant coach under Dallas’ Rick Carlisle for the previous three seasons.