Mike Mazzeo

Can't believe Derek Jeter's career is over. What a career it was. #Yankees

Stefan Bondy

My interpretation-Lionel Hollins wants to take pressure off DWill by saying 2day that he doesn't understand the expectations surrounding him

Stefan Bondy

It doesn’t matter what Kobe Bryant thinks, Deron Williams says he won’t push the issue when he’s struggling  nydn.us/1rCX77s

Mike Mazzeo

Hollins: D-Will poised for bounceback season es.pn/1pzUr4x via @ESPNNewYork #Nets

Stefan Bondy

D-Will picks up my paper but purposefully avoids my articles :( -- "I read the Daily News, I stop right when I get to the sports section."

Mike Mazzeo

Deron on having Kobe's 0-for-30 mentality: "No. I'm a point guard. If I'm 0-for-(expletive)-9, I'm not shooting 20 more shots." #Nets

Stefan Bondy

2nd part: "..more shots. Not going to happen. I'm a pg. I'm going to find somebody else. Kobe Bryant, that's what he's supposed to do."

Stefan Bondy

2 pt. tweet: D-Will on Kobe criticizing him for taking only nine shots in Game 2 vs. Miami: "If I'm 0-for-fucking-9, I'm not shooting 20..."

Stefan Bondy

Lionel Hollins: "Deron is a very good basketball player and Williams is going to prove that this year. And you guys are going to love him."

Rod Boone

Deron: "I psyched myself out of a lot of games last year. ... I'm a point guard. If I'm 0-for-[f------] 9, I'm not shooting 20 more shots."

Rod Boone

More Hollins on Deron: "It's about the Brooklyn Nets and this whole team. Deron is a big part of it as well as Joe is as well as Brook is.."

Rod Boone

Hollins: "It's like it's about Deron. If Deron doesn't do this we can't win. If Deron doesnt play or he's hurt ... It's not about Deron."

Mike Mazzeo

Lionel Hollins also told us to embrace Deron Williams. I think everyone -- more importantly fans -- would if he plays like an All-Star again

Rod Boone

Lionel Hollins just gave us impassioned chat about Deron, basically saying it's not all about him whether we want to believe it.

Mike Mazzeo

Deron Williams told me that I could jump higher than him last season. That simply isn't true -- even if he was hurt. #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Deron = "@Nets Daily: I know what Kobe said but I don't care what he said."

Rod Boone

Andrei Kirilenko said he doesn't feel pain, only "tightness" in his back. Said he could be sidelined for 7-10 days.

Tim Bontemps

General tone from Kirilenko is better to be cautious now than have his back really act up on him.

Mike Mazzeo

Kirilenko said he's going to take precaution and be out of practice for a week #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Kirilenko says he's probably going to sit out for the next few days to rest his back.

Stefan Bondy

Kirilenko estimates he's out a week to 10 days

Rod Boone

#Nets want to be tougher team this year, but given same talk last season Joe said: “It's more of show and prove.” newsday.com/sports/basketb…

Tim Bontemps

You can add Joe Johnson to the growing list of shrinking NBA stars: nyp.st/1sDQNOQ

Tim Bontemps

After two years of instability in Brooklyn, the Nets are hoping Lionel Hollins can provide some for them this year: nyp.st/1uRKkMM

Rod Boone

Obviously not a good sign on Day 2.

Rod Boone

Andrei Kirilenko did not practice today due to a tight lower back.

Tim Bontemps

Kirilenko missed most of preseason and 25 of the first 29 games last season with back spasms.

Tim Bontemps

Nets have their first camp injury: no practice for Andrei Kirilenko today because of a tight lower back.

Stefan Bondy

And so it begins: Andrei Kirilenko, besieged by back spasms last season, did not practice because of a tight back.

Mike Mazzeo

Andrei Kirilenko (tight lower back) did not practice today, #Nets said. Dealt with back spasms all of last season.

Stefan Bondy

Lionel Hollins has no interest in Jason Kidd's system; J Johnson comes in lighter; Nets again captain-less nydn.us/1nmIF3k

Tim Bontemps

The Syracuse Orange are wearing jerseys tonight that have arguably have no orange on them at all. Seems about right.

Jason Collins

Just witnessed a beautiful wedding in #SF. A pic from inside the church of the Graced with Light - The Ribbon Project http://t.co/y55sX7MXV9

Mike Mazzeo

That wasn't a spike. That was a fumble.

Tim Bontemps

Today's notebook is led by Joe Johnson, the latest addition to the growing list of shrinking NBA stars: nyp.st/1sDQNOQ

Tim Bontemps

After two turbulent years in Brooklyn, the Nets are counting on Lionel Hollins to stabilize things: nyp.st/1uRKkMM

Stefan Bondy

Hollins has no interest in Kidd's system; J Johnson part of thinning trend; Probably another season without a captain nydn.us/1nmIF3k

Rod Boone

Lionel Hollins wants Nets to develop new tough attitude nwsdy.li/YtXLrB #Nets

Lenn Robbins

There is no better prepared color man in #collegefootball than Gary Danielson #CBS..and he conveys that knowledge in an entertaining way

Mike Mazzeo

Deron Williams practices, and feels good es.pn/1pyufHC

Mike Mazzeo

Hollins happy with #Nets on Day 1 of camp es.pn/1pytcaA

Mike Mazzeo

Johnson credits 'hot yoga' for better shape m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/…

Stefan Bondy

You know basketball is back when Kevin Garnett declines to talk to the media.

Stefan Bondy

Regardless of how much he's to blame, Rajon Rondo needs to get out of Boston.

Tim Bontemps

Deron Williams: "It's good to start training camp, especially when you missed it last season."

Rod Boone

Hollins said in first practice, #Nets really "surprised me defensively. They were really energetic and after it, so that was a plus."

Tim Bontemps

Hollins on how he created a culture in Memphis: "Well, they let me stay for a long time."

Rod Boone

Hollins: "Anything you do in life, it’s all about doing it every day until it becomes who you are. I don’t eat healthy, so I know that."

Stefan Bondy

Memorable quote of the first day of training camp, Joe Johnson: "I'm a Yoga-head. I'm a hot-Yoga-head."

Tim Bontemps

Lionel Hollins: "I don't get into what I'm looking for. I just go do, and we do as a team."

Tim Bontemps

Nets GM Billy King had said Lopez would likely only practice once a day, but Hollins said late practice today will be one hour & non contact

Tim Bontemps

Lionel Hollins said he had subs for Deron and Brook so they didn't have to do every rep, but said Brook would go through light PM practice.

Stefan Bondy

Lionel Hollins said he is completely abandoning Jason Kidd's system, said it doesn't fit current personnel.

Rod Boone

Deron on #Nets first practice: "It was good. It was fun. It’s always fun to start training camp, especially when you missed it last season."

Rod Boone

Lionel Hollins said the expectation is for Brook to participate in the second practice today, which will be roughly an hour.

Rod Boone

For what it's worth, Joe said Andrei Kirilenko ran with the starters in this morning's first practice.

Mike Mazzeo

Kirilenko went with the starters today so maybe Joe will be a shooting guard after all #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Johnson said he hasn't weighed himself yet, but that he feels like he's at his lightest weight since "his early days" in the league.

Stefan Bondy

Thanks to offseason hot yoga, Joe Johnson says he's coming in as light as his early years in Phoenix and Boston.

Mike Mazzeo

Joe Johnson says he's as light as he's been since his early days. Credits hot yoga #Nets

Tim Bontemps

You can add Joe Johnson to the weight loss trend around the league. Looks significantly lighter. Attributes it to being "a yoga head."

Tim Bontemps

Deron Williams: "If we're healthy, I think we can do anything. That's the main thing."

Tim Bontemps

Lionel Hollins on how his first day of practice went: "Very painful ... My feet are very sore, and my back is very sore."

Tom Lorenzo

Andrei Kirilenko isn't 'pissed' about last year, he's hopeful for this year. #Nets sbnation.com/e/6616824

Tim Bontemps

Before Lionel Hollins coached a single Nets practice, he identified the first thing he wants to change about them: nyp.st/ZgWJ3G

Tim Bontemps

As Kevin Garnett enters what could be his final season, he's doing his best not to copy Derek Jeter: nyp.st/1rpF9Uj

Fred Kerber

#Cavs roll out their Big 3 and LeBron sez he has a lot to prove because of his personal expectations bit.ly/YpF0pv

Lenn Robbins

Friendly wager w #KG. If my #Arsenal squad beats his #Chelsea team he treats for a burger at my favorite spot #CornerBistor and vice versa.

Lenn Robbins

How was your Thursday night? @Mason Plumlee was at #YankeeStadium watching #DerekJeter give us one last wonderful memory.

Jason Collins

Shrimp and grits for dinner tonight. Thanks @hopsandhominy restaurant for bringing southern style food to SF.

Tim Bontemps

He has yet to run a single practice with the Nets but Lionel Hollins has made his first point of emphasis quite clear nyp.st/ZgWJ3G

Tim Bontemps

As Kevin Garnett embarks on what could be his final NBA season, he's trying not to copy Derek Jeter's final year: nyp.st/1rpF9Uj

Stefan Bondy

Proof that Kevin Garnett associates Wallys with the Wu Tang Clan instagram.com/p/taxdubBFMJ/

Stefan Bondy

Kevin Garnett associates Clarks shoes with the Wu Tang Clan. #TalesofMediaDay

Stefan Bondy

Andrei Kirilenko still doesn't know who burglarized his home in Utah. #TalesofMediaDay

Rod Boone

Kevin Garnett glad to be back with Nets nwsdy.li/YmCTCx #Nets

Lenn Robbins

#NHL @barclayscenter #islandersvsdevils...first cheer of the night? Boo #Rangers..or something like that

Tim Bontemps

As Kevin Garnett enters what could be his final season, he's doing his best not to copy Derek Jeter: nyp.st/1rpF9Uj

Mike Mazzeo

Wonder how much it would cost for them to fix the problems with the Barclays Center's hockey setup (scoreboard, seating etc...)

Stefan Bondy

The Nets credentialed about 150 members of the press for Media Day last year. Today was considerably less.

Tim Bontemps

Good Q&A with @Jason Kidd by @outsidethenba about where the Bucks are at on the eve of training camp: cbsprt.co/1qCIzPz

Stefan Bondy

Jason Kreis says NYCFC wants to bring over a U.S. National Team player from Europe. ...Jozy is an obvious candidate. bit.ly/1vnSfCZ

Mike Mazzeo

Hollins: Fifth starter will be a guard es.pn/1szdGTI #Nets

Mike Mazzeo

Lionel Hollins: Deron Williams is a coach killer? Well, I'm 'a player killer' es.pn/1szabN9 #Nets

Stefan Bondy

Brook Lopez: seven years with one team, seven coaches. Tim Duncan: 18 years, one coach.

Stefan Bondy

Brook Lopez is 26 years old.

Stefan Bondy

Brook Lopez is on his seventh Nets coach, counting interims, which is crazy.

Stefan Bondy

Kevin Garnett thought about retiring, but has returned with no commitment beyond 2014-15 nydn.us/1DEsm6Q

Mike Mazzeo

Garnett non-commital when asked if this will be his final season #Nets es.pn/1syU0iK via @ESPNNewYork

Fred Kerber

#Cavs posing LeBron, Kyrie Irving & KLove together causing frantic photogs response. Kyrie, Kevin & The King like Willie, Mickey & The Duke

Andrew Keh

When you listen to tape of a Kevin Garnett interview, the first thing you always hear is a really long and loud and intense exhalation.

Fred Kerber

#Cavs Kyrie Irving on what it would mean playing off the ball w/LeBron: "I'll be ready to shoot every single time "

Stefan Bondy

KG on rebounding from his poor season: "I don't need to show people anything, that's first of all."

Andrew Keh

Lionel Hollins on Bojan Bogdanovic: "He's a basketball player."

Rod Boone

Best KG quote of the day: "Nice wallies. I thought they didn't even make wallies no more. That's what's up. I see you. I see you. Wu-Tang!"

Stefan Bondy

Lionel Hollins said he never thought about adding Lawrence Frank to his staff.

Rod Boone

Asked Jarrett Jack about East: "We have as a great a shot as anybody, with the mixture of talent we have here, veteran and young guys."

Rod Boone

Anderson: "I found out he was already gone when he was gone. So it was like, 'Where he at? Milwaukee? Who?' Aw, man."