New Jersey Nets

One on One Talks Nets Basketball with The New York Times’ Howard Beck

by Nolan Silbernagel

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Nolan Silbernagel and Mike Valdetara ask Howard Beck whether the firing of Brooklyn’s Head Coach Avery Johnson was justified or premature.  They also talk about what possible replacement coaches could be, and if there is any chance the Nets land Phil Jackson.

They also talk about whether the preseason goals of Brooklyn were too unrealistic and if there was too much hype around this team after their hot start.

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One on One talks Winter Meetings and Nets

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

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Saturday during One on One, Amit and I had the distinct opportunity to speak with Yahoo Sports National Baseball writer Jeff Passan about the Winter Meetings that took place last week. We talked about the logistics of the what goes on in the hotel complex, inquired about the outfield market, and got the latest word on the Mets and Yankees. (This was taped just before Zack Greinke signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers).

Dan Lauria: From Lombardi to Red Ryder

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Joan Marcus/ Carol Rosegg

Most people know Dan Lauria as the father in the iconic family drama “The Wonder Years,” the Fred Savage star vehicle. More recently, though, especially for New Yorkers as Dan mentions in our interview, he is now recognized quite handily as Vince Lombardi, for his portrayal in the Broadway hit two years ago.

New York City Back in a Basketball State of Mind

by Steve Simineri

Bruce Damonte

For what seems like forever now, New York City has been called a basketball town. But, that really hasn’t been the feeling around these parts for quite some time now. The Yankees own the hearts of most of the city, with seventeen postseason appearances during the last 18 seasons and 5 Championships.

The Nets Draw First Blood

by Kenny Ducey

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The atmosphere at 620 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn was nothing like anyone had seen before. The Nets were cheered in their home arena, Knicks fans were drowned out, and Carmelo Anthony was showered in boos just 3 miles from where he was born. It wasn’t something unique and isolated in history; rather, something new.

A rivalry? Deron Williams tried to downplay the hype. “It’s one game, it was a good win for us…we can’t just be excited like we just won a championship. We didn’t win the championship of New York.” 

Return To Brooklyn

by Julian Atienza

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Tonight at 7:30 ET the Nets open up their 2012-2013 campaign at home against the Toronto Raptors. This however is no ordinary start to the season for a franchise that hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2007. As the Nets take the floor tonight it will not be in New Jersey at the Izod Center, but Brooklyn on Atlantic Avenue, home of the new 4.9 billion dollar Barclays Center.

The 2012 NBA Draft: A Start of Something New

by Kenny Ducey
Anthony Davis Picked First Overall

Sixty young men heard their names called Thursday Night as they started their NBA Careers, but only about a third of those men had the privilege of embracing the commissioner on-stage afterwards. The rest sat at home and enjoyed the moment with friends and family. Regardless of how the players were notified, they were all thrilled to be chosen by an NBA team as a player they thought could help their team, or in some players' cases, save it.

Tommy Dee Talks Knicks and NBA Draft

by Amit Badlani
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Tommy Dee, founder of TheKnicksBlog.com, joined Mack Rosenberg and Matt Sinise on One on One to talk about Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak's arbitration win's impact on the team, how the Knicks and Nets will go about the draft with their late 2nd round picks, and which draftees he expects to be a sleeper pick.

Is Something Getting the Best of You?

by Eric Mollo

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It is said that winning can mask all pains. Losing does just the opposite. It exposes all weaknesses, and the Nets have some glaring ones. As the season drags on, the losses keep coming. The team has now dropped 8 of their first 10, sporting the 28th worst offense in basketball (87 PPG), shooting under 40 percent from the field.

Why So Serious?

by Eric Mollo

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The Nets are trying to put 2011 behind them amid persistent trade rumors and an offseason lockout, but it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for the soon-to-be Brooklyn basketball team. New Jersey lost center Brook Lopez for 6-8 weeks, and after beating Washington opening night, the Nets have dropped 5 straight and dubiously hold the second worst record in basketball (Washington is 0-7). Shooting just 37% from the field and failing to top 100 points thus far, their offense is in shambles.