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Williams toasted Shumpert like an English muffin all game, finishing with 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting in the Nets’ 110-99 victory. One question was answered: Williams is healthy. One question remained: When are the Knicks getting a healthy point guard back? “I’m going to take this one,” said Shumpert, who stood up, stuck out his chest and took every hit. “Deron Williams got to do whatever he wanted out there. I got to get better with controlling the ball after him coming off the ball screen. I didn’t do a good job of that tonight. “As a reflection of that, our bigs got in foul trouble, they hit 3s from everywhere on the court because he kept getting into that paint. I [have] got to do a better job of getting over the ball screens and not letting him get into our defense.” New York Post

Since the Nets moved to Brooklyn, the site has redirected to the official websites of the New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, and a few anti-Nets splash pages, egging the Nets on In an effort to put pressure on the Nets to buy the domain — for over seven figures at one point, according to one report. Amidst rumors and reports that the company sold the domain to Mark Cuban, James Dolan, or some other enterprising entrepreneur, it appears the domain has never left Cyber Mesa. The Brooklyn Game

Now, the owners of the site have redirected Nets.com to former Nets coach Jason Kidd’s personal website, just a few days after Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov fired a jab at Kidd, saying “don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord has split you.” The domain is currently up for auction on eBay, with a current bid listing of $51,100 after 13 bids. It seems like the site might finally get some closure — or a new beginning. The Brooklyn Game

November 7, 2014 Updates

Garnett’s 25 minutes against the Timberwolves pushed him past 49,000 for his career. Garnett, playing his 20th season, is fifth all-time in minutes played in NBA history, trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Jason Kidd and Elvin Hayes. When asked before the game if his former star pupil could become a coach in the future, Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders didn’t hesitate with his response. “No,” Saunders said with a smile. “What he could be is he could be a good consultant, short-term stuff. “He’s got great knowledge, and he’d be great working with players. But his frustration … he gets frustrated pretty easy. That would be pretty tough on a coach. “He might be a short-term guy, but it’s not because of lack of knowledge. His personality, his DNA, he’d get too frustrated. New York Post

When a player or coach is asked about an injury, specifically when the player in question might be able to return to action, the simple answer is: “That’s up to Timmy.” “Timmy” is trainer Tim Walsh, who was named the 2013-14 Joe O’Toole Athletic Trainer of the Year by the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association before the Nets’ 98-91 loss to the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. “I call him ‘the Godfather,’” Nets forward Mirza Teletovic said, referring to Walsh’s seemingly limitless stash of equipment, tape, and tricks for keeping players upright. The nickname could also apply to his authoritarian side, but Walsh doesn’t decide when a player is healthy. Rather, it’s up to him to verify a player’s health before giving the “OK” for a return to practice or a game. Wall Street Journal

And while the new season is still young, Williams has looked like his old self—that is, a three-time All-Star. Not only did Williams average 39 minutes a game in his first four regular-season appearances this season, he also averaged 17.5 points and 7.3 assists while showing off his recently dormant athleticism. “He’s the best,” Williams said of Walsh. “He’s been doing it a long time. He’s good at his job, he loves his job and it carries over.” Wall Street Journal

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Amongst vows that he will not give up majority control of the Nets and remains “committed to championship,” Mikhail Prokhorov’s first session with the media in 10 months uncovered a new enemy target to join Mark Cuban and James Dolan. “I think there is a nice proverb in English,” Prokhorov said when asked about departed head coach Jason Kidd. “Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you.” “I think we shouldn’t get mad, I think we should get even,” Prokhorov added about Kidd’s power play in Brooklyn and desertion to Milwaukee. “And we’ll see it on the court.” New York Daily News


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


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