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October 23, 2014 Updates

Together, coach Jason Kidd and veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were supposed to lead Brooklyn into championship contention. Now, Pierce and Kidd are gone and hardly anyone views the Nets as a championship caliber team. “I definitely didn’t see all that coming,” Pierce, now with the Wizards, said this morning. “I think it all started probably with Jason leaving, it’s kind of like a domino from there. … I was a little disappointed, because I thought I was going to come back there and Jason was one of the main reasons I came to Brooklyn, him and Kevin.” Bergen Record

A Palestinian-American student alleged that she was assaulted by a group of Jewish fans at a Brooklyn arena during an exhibition basketball game between the host Nets and Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv. Nerdeen Kiswani, 20, said that she was punched in the stomach and had a Palestinian flag taken from her hands during the October 7 game at the Barclays Center by a group that included Leonard Petlakh, the executive director of the Kings Bay YM-YWHA, who was punched outside the arena after the game. Kiswani, who wears a hijab, is a student at Hunter College in Manhattan, where Petlakh also teaches. Haaretz

October 21, 2014 Updates

Teletovic, asked about contract negotiations, said he would worry about that once the season is over, but he did say that he would listen to offers from the Nets as well as "other teams." NetsDaily

Brooklyn Nets minority owner Bruce Ratner is putting his majority share of Barclays Center on the market. "Our goal is to identify a strategic partner as we continue to capitalize on the great performance of Barclays Center and the promise of Nassau Coliseum," Barclays Center spokesman Barry Baum said in a statement. "The current management team [Ratner and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark] will continue in its existing role." ESPN.com

October 20, 2014 Updates

The party Civil Platform intends to return to active politics and businessman Mikhail Prokhorov may head it again, Rifat Shaikhutdinov, chairman of the party's federal political committee, said in an interview published in Monday's edition of Izvestia. "Yes, he could do it any moment," Shaikhutdinov said, responding to a question as to whether Prokhorov may lead the party again. "But I think a decision on this matter will be made in 2016, when we understand how we will run in the State Duma elections. We are now thinking about it and we are experimenting with various forms," he said. Russia Beyond The Headlines

October 19, 2014 Updates

Kidd was granted permission to talk to the Bucks in June and then was subsequently traded for two second-round picks. "Did I want to be traded?" said Kidd, whose Bucks play the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Monday. "I think once [the Nets] OK'd the talk to Milwaukee, that just showed, whatever you want to call it, rumors or no rumors that they wanted to fire me in December had to have some legs." Kidd was alluding to reports by ESPNNewYork.com and Yahoo! Sports about how management strongly considered making a coaching change last December when the Nets were in the midst of a 10-21 start but Russian ownership stuck with Kidd. ESPN.com

When asked about a comment he made recently to ESPN's Chris Broussard about how "Brooklyn thought that they could do better" in regards to his departure from the Nets, Kidd points to what the Nets have now. "They got second round picks," Kidd said on Sunday. "I thought they got a coach [Lionel Hollins] and second-round picks." ESPN.com

On Sunday, the starting frontcourt will potentially feature a young threesome of Bojan Bogdanovic (25), Teletovic (29) and Mason Plumlee (24). Garnett missed his second straight practice Saturday with a stomach virus and his status for Sunday is “questionable,” according to the Nets. “Like everything, you need experience,” said Teletovic, who is entering his third NBA season and averaged 8.6 points last season in 19.4 minutes. “From year to year, you always want to play more, you want to learn more. “The first year was tough (adjusting to playing power forward in the NBA after a long time in Europe),” Teletovic added. “But this year I know what I have to do.” New York Daily News

October 17, 2014 Updates

Brook Lopez likely will be out 10 to 14 days with what sources are calling a "soft tissue" injury in his surgically repaired right foot. The Brooklyn Nets confirmed Thursday that their All-Star center did not suffer a fracture to the foot, labeling the injury "a mild right midfoot sprain." But if Lopez needs more than 10 days to recover, his status for the season opener at Boston on Oct. 29 could be in doubt. ESPN.com

October 16, 2014 Updates

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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