Billy King Rumors
Billy King and Lionel Hollins were in South Africa and are headed out on much-delayed vacations. It would appear from that and from Mikhail Prokhorov’s video that the Nets are done other than some training camp invites. They have 17 players under contract, including Earl Clark who reportedly would like the Nets to waive him so he can move on, perhaps overseas.
The Brooklyn Nets will host Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul of the Turkish Basketball League for a preseason game on October 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Barclays Center, General Manager Billy King announced today. “We are excited to be hosting Fenerbahce, as it will be a reunion for Bojan Bogdanovic with his former team,” said King. “Our fans will have an opportunity to see one of the best coached teams in all of Europe when they come to Brooklyn.”
Brooklyn Nets General Manager Billy King announced today the promotions of Steve Jones to assistant coach for player development, Mike Jones to manager of video operations, Nick Resavy to video coordinator and Trevor St. Agathe to strength and conditioning coach/nutritional director. In addition, the Nets have named Brett Levy as video assistant. Steve Jones will begin his second season with the Nets and first as an assistant coach for player development after serving as the team’s manager of video operations during the 2014-15 season. Prior to joining the Nets, Steve served in a variety of capacities with the Memphis Grizzlies, including video intern, video associate and video coordinator/player development from 2011-14. A native of Portland, Ore., Steve was a walk-on for the men’s basketball team at Arizona State for three years (2005-08) before transferring and completing his collegiate career as a walk-on at UNLV (2008-10), where he earned a B.A. in Communication Studies.
When asked about his spending plans for the summer of 2016, King did not make any grandiose promises. Instead of “one superstar,” explained several of those in attendance, King said he was hoping to attract “a couple of really good free agents.” According to a Nets spokesman, King remembers saying he hopes to acquire “one really good player or maybe three really good ones,” but either way, the Nets seem less interested in doing what it takes to acquire the league’s biggest names. Now King seems content to build around Lopez and Young.
Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King on Saturday night said “it was just time” for point guard Deron Williams to depart after more than four seasons with the team. “I think we both made it work — tried to make it work — I think we had some great moments with him,” King said, speaking prior to the Nets’ summer league game in Las Vegas.