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July 9, 2014 Updates

Asked by Mike Francesa what attracted him to the job, other than it was offered, Hollins responded... "It's like I told Mr. Prokhorov when i taked to him over the phone. the resources he has and his competitive spirit, and his willingness to spend some of those resources to hlep us put the best product we can on the court; being in New York, which is one of the largest markets, and having the ability to entice and attract free agents, and generate revenue to make an owner want to spend money, is all what is necessary to win. I don't think you can go out and buy a championship. I think it has to be earned on the court, but it does help you get assets that can contribute to that winning... "No limitations or restrictions on all the resources that you would need to put the best product on the court. and that's special." NetsDaily

July 8, 2014 Updates

Paul Pierce is a free agent, but he doesn't seem to care that much. In the midst of the beginning of the free agency period, Pierce is at the World Series of Poker participating in the Texas Hold'em style tournament. NetsDaily

The Nets would like to pay Pierce around $6-8 million per season on a short-term contract, sources say. Pierce, however, as first reported by Sports Illustrated and confirmed by ESPNNewYork.com, would like to be paid around $9-10 million. Sources have said since before the start of free agency that it likely was going to take somewhere in the neighborhood of $9-10 million to entice Pierce to come back. ESPN.com

A league source said the Nets continue to advance towards a contractual agreement with 2011 second-round pick Bojan Bogdanovic. The Nets will almost certainly sign the 25-year-old Croatian swingman, who averaged 14.8 points in Euroleague competition for Fenerbahce this past season, for the full mini mid-level exception, a deal worth roughly $10 million over three years. He reportedly could also have a player option for the third season. New York Post

So it was telling that Hollins made it clear on Monday that he has no intentions of currying more influence within the Nets. He’s happy being a coach. “It’s just nice to be able to do your job,” Hollins said, wearing a dark suit with his wife, Angela, beaming in the front row and King by his side. “That’s all I want to do. I’m a basketball coach. I don’t want to do Billy’s job. I don’t want to do anybody else’s job in the organization, but the one I’m hired to do. That’s important to me. I’m very low maintenance.” New York Daily News

Hollins said he hasn’t determined a set style for the Nets but he did offer this: He plans on running more than he did in Memphis. New York Daily News

July 7, 2014 Updates

Now that his teammate’s playing days are over, Cory Jefferson wants to honor Isaiah Austin by wearing his jersey number, No. 21, with the Nets. “That was big for me,” Jefferson said. “Just knowing the bond that we built, we got really close over the two years that he was there at Baylor that we played together.” Orlando Sentinel

A league source told ESPNNewYork.com’s Ohm Youngmisuk on Monday that European sharpshooter Bojan Bogdanovic will sign a three-year contract with the Nets for the taxpayer’s mini mid-level exception. The deal includes a third-year player option, the source said, that could make it worth $10.3 million. ESPN.com

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