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  1. Report: Nets-Magic Howard deal blew up because of Orlando animosity

    Aug 11, 2012, 9:50 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Business is business. But business is conducted by humans, and humans have emotions, like pride, anger, and resentment. And it turns out that what may have sunk a potential Nets-Magic deal wasn’t the deal itself, but how Orlando felt about the Nets. From the New York Daily News: A league source told the Daily News…

  2. Spike Lee will not be turning in his Knicks gear for black-and-white

    Aug 5, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Spike Lee

    Don’t expect Spike Lee to be rocking the black-and-white at any point next season. With the Nets headed to Barclays to open their first season in Brooklyn, there will be some defections. Some fans aren’t all that committed and it won’t take much to get them on board with the idea of swapping out the…

  3. The Inbounds: Hennigan’s Rainbow

    Jul 19, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Los Angeles Lakers

    Earlier this month, it seemed like new Magic GM Rob Hennigan was trapped, and succumbing to the pressure. Word spread that the Nets were that magical word, “close” to a deal for Dwight Howard, in one of the most complicated trades maybe ever proposed, involving up to 14 players being swapped. The result was shady…

  4. The Inbounds: The new Brooklyn Empire and the Crown of Relevance

    Jul 16, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets logo

    Welcome to The Inbounds, touching on a big idea of the day. It could be news, it could be history, it could be a tangent, it could be love. OK, it’s probably not love. Enjoy. Sometime last Wednesday, after yet another round on Twitter battling the Brooklyn faithful (and they are a faithful lot for…

  5. Joe Johnson says the Nets are ‘definitely’ better than the Knicks. Here we go.

    Jul 14, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Joe Johnson

    Let the Battle for the Basketball Boroughs commence. We’re headed for a new rivalry, as the Nets and Knicks face off for the soul of hoops in Gotham, and the Nets have no plans to enter the arena humbly nor quietly. At a pep rally in Brooklyn introducing Joe Johnson, Johnson told reporters that the…

  6. Camby postpones Heat visit, will meet with Knicks, as Nets come in as dark horse

    Jul 8, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns, Game 5

    Remember what we told you about Marcus Camby and the Heat and visiting and maybe a sign-and-trade? Yeah, chill on that. From the Miami Herald: Free agent center Marcus Camby’s scheduled Saturday visit to South Florida to meet with the Heat was postponed Saturday morning because the Heat no longer has its $3.1 million mid…

  7. The Inbounds: Deron Williams and the meaning of Brooklyn cool

    Jul 4, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Deron Williams

    Let’s start here: Deron Williams did not decide to re-sign with the Brooklyn Nets because it was his best chance to win an NBA title. And that’s OK. Williams made a lot of comments about how winning a title would dictate his decision. But the mere fact that he limited his options to Brooklyn and…

  8. Deron Williams “frustrated” with losing in New Jersey

    Jan 2, 2012, 12:28 PM EDT

    Deron Williams, Dwight Howard

    Things are ugly in New Jersey — and they could get a lot worse. The Nets fell to 1-4 Sunday after getting handled by the Cavaliers on Sunday. They are not a good team. The only thing that would make it worse is if they lost Deron Williams to free agency this summer… so maybe…

  9. The Nets have a new logo… for their last year in Jersey

    Dec 7, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Jersey Strong. Brooklyn Ready. That is your new Nets slogan for this season, the team’s last in the swamps of Jersey. Please don’t ask us to explain it. To the right, you see the new logo, celebrating 35 years of history in the state they are deserting (with nice ABA ball touch to recall the…

  10. Might Nets try to go big, get a center for twin towers look?

    Oct 7, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

    The Nets have a lot of challenges to deal with when the lockout ends. And they have ticking clock — Deron Williams can opt out and walk at the end of the season if he wants. Most people — including we here at PBT — think at upgrade at the two forward spots makes the…

  11. If you have the accent, Brooklyn Nets need announcer

    Sep 30, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

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    Do you have a thick Brooklyn accent, one that makes people instantly think of Coney Island and egg creams? Can you yell? Then we may have a job for you. With their move to Brooklyn next season, the Nets are looking for a new public address announcer and are hosting open tryouts, according to the…

  12. He’s not just an owner, Jay-Z to help design new Nets uniforms

    Sep 27, 2011, 10:37 AM EDT

    Shawn Jay-Z Carter

    I’m now picturing the Nets warming up in hoodies that say Rocawear across the chest. But that’s not going to happen. Probably. Still, Nets owner Jay-Z — the rap mogul who has had his hand in a number of businesses, including fashion — is going to help design the new Brooklyn Nets uniforms, according to…

  13. About the owners losing money, it’s really complicated

    Sep 26, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

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    There are NBA owners who have wondered if player endorsements should not be money in the basketball related income pool — those players wouldn’t make their money if not for the teams. But what about the other side of that coin — money the owners make on other businesses because they own and NBA franchise…

  14. They will be the Brooklyn Nets, Jay-Z will open the building

    Sep 26, 2011, 10:14 AM EDT

    Deron Williams, "Jay-Z" Sean Corey Carter , Beyonce Knowles

    It’s became official Monday — next season they will be the Brooklyn Nets. To open their new arena — the Barclay Center — hip hop mogul and minority Nets owner Jay-Z will do a series of concerts, something that also was announced on Monday, something the New York Daily News told us to expect. The odds that…

  15. All-Star Game in Orlando may have December deadline

    Sep 24, 2011, 8:23 PM EDT

    Amway-Center

    Already, the deadline has passed for the first week of the preseason — the NBA has cancelled it. Without a handshake agreement in the next week, the rest of the preseason is at risk as well. Not long after that comes the start of the regular season. But what about the All-Star Game? In 1999,…

  16. How does “Brooklyn Nets” sound? Looks like team’s name.

    Sep 21, 2011, 10:59 AM EDT

    Kris Humphries

    Next fall, the New Jersey Nets will follow Bruce Springsteen’s advice and “get out while we’re young” and drive up the road to the brand new Barclay Center in Brooklyn. Which means the “New Jersey” part of their name will be a bit out of place. The Nets part could change, too, although teams tend…

  17. Nets get extension with YES Network, double TV deal

    Aug 22, 2011, 10:52 AM EDT

    NBA London 2011 -  New Jersey Nets v Toronto Raptors

    The New Jersey Nets just made a lot more money. The soon-to-be Brooklyn team (they move for the start of the 2012 season) will double its annual intake to $20 million a season as part of a 10-year extension that will keep the Nets on the YES network until 2032, reports the Sports Business Journal.…

  18. Nets betting on Brooklyn, new building to sell free agents

    Jul 28, 2011, 11:21 AM EDT

    Arena Atrium Barclay Center Brooklyn

    Sometimes, franchises need to change from the ground up. That’s what the New Jersey Nets are doing — new owner (a billionaire Russian playboy), a new star player in Deron Williams (who they are trying to keep) and a new building. The Nets were showing off that new building — the $1 billion Barclay’s center,…

  19. Nets new Barclays Center will look swanky, if you’re rich

    Jul 25, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

    Arena Atrium Barclay Center Brooklyn

    It is possible the next time the Nets play a game it will be in Brooklyn. We hope not, because that would mean an entire NBA season wiped out (greed is one of the seven deadly sins for a reason) but it could happen. While the players are locked out construction is not at the…

  20. Nets take note — Deron Williams fires agent

    Jun 7, 2011, 8:47 PM EDT

    Deron Williams presser

    This may mean something big next summer. It may mean nothing. But it is interesting. Deron Williams fired his agent Bob McClaren, according to a tweet from Michele Steele of Bloomberg. He has yet to announce the hiring of a new one. Williams can opt out of his current deal in the summer of 2012,…

  21. Deron Williams says he’d consider extension with Nets

    Apr 15, 2011, 5:43 PM EDT

    Jonny Flynn, Deron Williams

    New Jersey is in full on sales mode — they have to keep Deron Williams in house. They send out Derrick Favors, they made their bet that if they got D-Will to the team they could keep him and build around him. That bet may pay off. Williams can opt out of his current deal…

  22. Nets want to re-sign Kris Humphries (then maybe trade him)

    Apr 6, 2011, 11:04 AM EDT

    Kris Humphries

    Kris Humphries is an unrestricted free agent but says wants to come back to the Nets and be there when they move to Brooklyn. The Nets want Kris Humphries back. Well, at least until they trade him. But we’ll get to that later. Humphries had a break out season — credit The Kardashian Effect —…

  23. Deron Williams to be willing recruiter for Nets

    Mar 1, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT

    Deron Williams, "Jay-Z" Sean Corey Carter , Beyonce Knowles

    Deron Williams, welcome to the front line of the recruiting wars. If you’re going to win in the NBA, you need a few stars together in one place — and that means you’re going to have to sell. You’re going to have to recruit like Gene Chizik. Especially if you are not Boston/Los Angeles/New York/Miami.…

  24. Now what for the Nets? Relax, have a vodka shot, stop with quick fix.

    Feb 22, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT

    New Jersey Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov Meets with Jay Z

    It’s just not that easy. All the swagger of a Russian billionaire playboy and a hip-hop icon and mogul can not instantly transform an NBA franchise. It cannot get free agents to walk through the door, let alone knock it down. The Nets Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z made a good pitch to LeBron James, but…

  25. Could the New Jersey Nets become the Brooklyn New Yorkers?

    Dec 13, 2010, 5:07 PM EDT

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    When the Nets finally make their long-anticipated move to Brooklyn, New York, at least part of their name is guaranteed to change. New Jersey will be stricken from the franchise’s moniker for good, but along with that adjustment is a possible alteration of the team’s surname. ‘Brooklyn Nets’ seems catchy enough, but the temptation to…

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