HoopsHype Billy King rumors

June 25, 2013 Updates
June 24, 2013 Updates

Stefan Bondy: Billy King says a lot of GMs are looking to get out of this draft. But he doesn't believe those GMs have enough willing trade partners. Twitter @NYDNInterNets

June 21, 2013 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets will host pre-draft workouts on Monday, June 24 at the PNY Center in East Rutherford, N.J. The workouts will be closed to the media, however General Manager Billy King and prospects will be available following the session. Below is a list of participating players: Erick Green, Tim Hardaway Jr, Dennis Tinnon, Demetrius Conger, Giovan Oniangue, Dwayne Davis NBA.com

June 19, 2013 Updates

Jason Kidd: "Right now, I'm looking for guys who know how to play. These kids that are coming out ...we've got what, the 22nd pick... you have to understand, I think Billy said it the other day ... you're going to a guy who's been in college for three or four years, that knows how to play." NetsDaily

June 17, 2013 Updates

AJ: "I remember with the Nets, Billy King and I, we were trying convince Pop to cut Danny Green so we could bring him at the time to New Jersey." SAS: "You were trying to hoodwink Pop? AJ: "YES!" (all laugh) SAS: "Oh my goodness! You were trying to hoodwink Pop." AJ: "And Pop said if he has one more bad game we're going to cut him and he made a bunch of threes in this one particular game and he kept him." If so, sounds like January 7, 2012, when Green hit 3 of 4 three pointers on the way to 24 points in 33 minutes. NetsDaily

June 15, 2013 Updates

On the need to replace C.J. Watson as back-up point guard, King told Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts that he and Kidd have already spoken about it, and didn't assume Watson was leaving. "I haven't got the official letter," replied King when asked if Watson has official opted out. "But I'm assuming he will because the salary he makes, he knows he can get that. If you want to make more, you can. So Jason and I have discussed if that happens, and we aren't able to retain him, we've got some guys in mind who we'd like to replace him with." NetsDaily

June 14, 2013 Updates

“Any time you hire a coach, you can say it’s a risk because there’s a chance it may not work. But I just feel comfortable and confident with him,” Nets general manager Billy King said. Kidd outlasted his toughest competition, Pacers assistant Brian Shaw, and received a three-year deal, with a possible fourth, for a potential $10 million. Kidd declined to reveal the staff he still is putting in place. But before he could compile a staff, he had to interview. “I went in not sure [but was impressed by] his knowledge of our roster, his knowledge of other teams,” King said. “He’d talk about this play that such and such a team runs and he named it and said it would be good for Brook [Lopez]. He drew up a [Spurs] play: ‘They run this and I could see Brook doing this. And we’ve got to get Deron [Williams] to do this.’ New York Post

“I’m nervous. I’m a rookie,” Kidd said. “In Brooklyn we have a special opportunity to achieve that status to be a championship-type caliber team, so I’m looking forward to being a part of that [by] being unselfish, communicating and being tough. “It’s just a matter of working hard. I’m a guy that took notes. I’m going to tell Deron [Williams], tell any player to grab a book and keep a diary, because you never know where the game of basketball will take you,” Kidd said. “I started that process right before we won a championship in Dallas. I’m excited for this opportunity.” New York Post

Anne Kidd told The Post yesterday at Kidd’s introductory press conference in Brooklyn she was shocked when the future Hall of Famer informed her of his retirement. Kidd retired 11 days ago with two years left on his Knicks contract and was officially introduced as the Brooklyn Nets head coach yesterday. “I was totally shocked,’’ Anne Kidd said. “He told me he’s retiring and I was like ‘Don’t retire.’ I thought he had a little bit more in him to play.’’ New York Post

June 13, 2013 Updates

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