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October 8, 2014 Updates
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Garnett, who's set to join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Robert Parish and Kevin Willis as the lone players with at least 20 seasons in the league, is appreciative of the give-and-take with Hollins. The bounce-back isn't the same once Father Time starts visiting, and Garnett is going to make sure he doesn't push himself to a place that will cause him to start breaking down physically. "It's my body, so I have a lot to say about my body," Garnett said. "Understand that. I'm not a rookie. No one is going to tell me anything that I'm going to do with this body here. Last year, Jason was just kind of taking a [page] from himself and coming from a similar situation. We were on the same page with that. A lot of people didn't like it, but they weren't the ones hurting and aching. Lionel, obviously, is a guy who played in the league, understands the league, and we have a good communication and great line of communication actually, and I feel like when I need it, he will provide it. So I'm not worried about that." Newsday

David Aldridge: Was Washington your first choice? I heard all summer you wanted to go home to L.A., to the Clippers. Paul Pierce: Obviously, this is my first time in free agency. I really didn't know where I was going to end up. Truthfully, I thought I was going to end up back in Brooklyn, with Kevin [Garnett]. I told Kevin, if you're not going to retire, then I probably will come back. But when Brooklyn didn't give me an offer, it was like, I talked to him, and I kind of started looking at my options then. I thought I probably would end up with the Clippers with Doc [Rivers], but they wound up signing Spencer Hawes [and using the full mid-level exception] at the time. That's when Sam Cassell gave me a call, shortly after Trevor Ariza signed with Houston. That kind of happened so fast. He signed, and Sam called me, and [asked] what I thought. We both were in Vegas at the time, talking on the phone. Then met him for lunch. Then met him again for dinner. It took some convincing, because I never really thought about Washington. It just wasn't on my radar. But I started thinking about it, and everything he was telling me, based on what they did last year, the guys they have here, he talked about the culture, he talked about Coach [Randy Wittman], Ernie [Grunfeld, the GM], talked to him. NBA.com

In an interview with Sports Business Journal, Irina Pavlova talks about a lot of her key duties as president of ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment, but highlights one she has long seen as among her most important. "I think of myself as the biggest fan. So I try to pay attention to what other fans are doing and how they perceive our game-day experience. "One thing I’m always focused on is the music and if people are dancing in the stands or if they’re just sitting there texting, then I know we’re not doing something right ’cause I want everyone up there having a good time." NetsDaily

October 5, 2014 Updates

Daniels did return to the game and last played for the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2012-13 season. On Sunday he visited his old stomping grounds at the Celtics training facility to explore a new career on the sidelines. The 10-year veteran has already made stops with the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs. “I always had a knack for it,” he said. “(I) just wanted to be involved with trying to develop stuff, Xs and Os, just seeing how it goes. I’ve been getting a lot of advice from different coaches, just going around getting a feel for it.” Basketball Insiders

To Kirilenko’s amazement and amusement, this is the second time in two seasons that he will play alongside the son of a former teammate. Last season, Kirilenko noticed that one of the Nets’ young players, Toko Shengelia, shared a last name with a center, Kakha Shengelia, whom he had played with in the mid-1990s at Spartak St. Petersburg, his first professional team. “I said, ‘Toko, do you have an older brother?’ ” Kirilenko said. “He said no. So I’m like, ‘What about Kakha?’ And he’s like, ‘That’s my dad.’ ” Kirilenko, who cut most of his signature long hair on Friday, laughed and muttered an expletive under his breath. “That’s why I cut my hair,” he said. “I need to feel young.” New York Times

October 4, 2014 Updates

A source close to Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov screamed “Nyet!” on whether the Russian billionaire would surrender majority control of the team in Brooklyn. “He’s not a seller,” the source familiar with Prokhorov’s thinking told the Daily News on Friday. “He wants the Nets and he loves the Nets and he wants to be controlling owner. This is something that he really enjoys.” New York Daily News

The source described the meeting — which Nets minority owner Bruce Ratner and chief executive officer Brett Yormark also attended — as “exploratory” in nature. The source said Prokhorov held the meeting to look into ways to expand his sports and entertainment portfolio, which, along with the Nets, includes Barclays Center, Nassau Coliseum and the sales and marketing operations of the Islanders. The source said that any deal that is made with another group would be a “merger and not a sale” and that nothing is imminent. New York Daily News

Los Angeles Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter confirmed his Guggenheim group is interested in acquiring a piece of the Brooklyn Nets. "We're going ahead hopefully. I haven't seen any numbers on it. I think it's a great franchise," Walter said. "I haven't heard that it is signed.'' USA Today Sports

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN NETS HISTORY

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson move up a few spots in a list topped by their former head coach.

   

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