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Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov fired coach Lionel Hollins and reassigned general manager Billy King after the team got off to a poor start.
NBA A to Z guys Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt discuss these moves with former Nets’ beat reporter Tim Bontemps, who covers the league for the Washington Post. They look at what’s next for the Nets and how we got into this situation.
Then Zillgitt, Amick and Kevin Spain break down the conference races, how the Cleveland Cavaliers have joined the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs in a level ahead of everyone else in the league.
They also discuss how several teams are battling for final playoff spots in both conferences, including the improving New York Knicks. The guys give their airball and swish.