Bryan Colangelo Rumors

The Brooklyn Nets’ braintrust will meet this weekend and get down to a short list of two or three candidates for its general manager opening, a league source told ESPN’s Chris Broussard. The frontrunners are believed to be two-time executive of the year Bryan Colangelo, Denver Nuggets assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas and San Antonio Spurs assistant GM Sean Marks.
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As the Nets search for their new general manager, Bryan Colangelo continues to emerge as a top candidate. He’s a two-time NBA Executive of the Year, and players and coaches from those rebuilding jobs in Phoenix and here with the Raptors showered him with praise as an honest straight-shooter who could do it a third time in Brooklyn. “Oh, man he’s one of the most stand-up guys I’ve known, ever met coming into the business,’’ DeMar DeRozan said before the Raptors’ 112-100 victory over the Nets on Monday night.
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Colangelo would be required to do another serious rebuild with the Nets, who are headed for the lottery this season — though they don’t have their draft pick, which goes to Boston as part of the ill-fated trade for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. The Nets do not control their own first-round pick until 2019. “Whoever gets [the Nets’ GM job] has a horrible chore ahead of him,” one opposing executive said. “For the next three years, they’ll be holding on for dear life.”
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