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A D-Will - Kobe Reunion in Turkey?

Deron Williams and Kobe Bryant have been teammates three times, twice as All-Stars and once as members of the 2008 gold medal winning Olympic team. Will be now play together in Istanbul for Besiktas, the team Williams has already signed with? Chances are about zero, according to sources close to the Laker legend.

Not Satisfied With Sports Service, Yormark Hiring Disney Institute

Brett Yormark is traveling to Orlando Sunday to make final arrangements for all of Barclays Center's employees to be trained by the Disney Institute, believing that the level of service at area sports venues isn't up to par.

Deadlines and Commitments - XXXII

If you're wondering where we got "Deadlines and Commitments", it's from Bob Seger's "Against the Wind". Those words are followed by these, "What to leave in, what to leave out". This week, that's appropriate. .

Talk of Brooklyn Islanders Spurred by Monday Vote But Hockey Unlikely

On Monday, voters in Nassau County will be asked to approve a $400 million bond issue to build a new 17,000-seat arena for the Islanders. Its chances are at best slim. That's leading to speculation that if it fails, the Islanders could pack up their four Stanley Cups and move to Brooklyn, where there are plans for a hockey pad.

Team Ukraine's Net Connections

If you look closely at the NBA.com video of the Ukraine National Team training, you'll see a number of Nets connections. Mike Fratello, who's been doing color with Marv Albert and Ian Eagle, is head coach of course, but one current assistant and one former assistant can be seen wearing Ukraine Basketball T-shirts.

NetsDaily Off-Season Report #16

We review the comments Net officials made about plans for new training facilities; point out how the Nets, along with the Knicks, spread more cash around in the last year than anyone else; schedule a ferry ride; wonder if Lawrence Frank will poach Nets assistants; analyze why the Nets might want Brandan Wright back; start thinking about a new logo for Johan Petro's official website.

Video: Bogdanovic vs. Bulgaria

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 17 points for Croatia vs. Bulgaria in an exhibition game Tuesday. CroSportsTV broadcast the game and has now posted 13 minutes of highlights on its YouTube page. The Nets' second round choice is #7 in white.

A Campaign Directed At Free Agents As Much As It Is At The Public

The stories appear almost daily: progress reports, tours, helicopter views. It's not random, but an orchestrated campaign to let everyone know that Barclays Center is real, ahead of schedule and very different. And "everyone" includes NBA free agents.

Yormark: Jay-Z "Very Involved" in Design of Uniform, Colors, Arena

Near the end of an interview with Robert Wuhl, who once played agent Arliss Michaels on HBO, Brett Yormark spoke about the role of Jay-Z in the team's transition to Brooklyn, his hometown. It seems there's little the rapper turned entrepreneur isn't involved in.

FIBA Approves Overseas Contracts; Last Impediment for D-Will To Turkey

FIBA, the world's baskeball governing body, has approved overseas clubs signing of NBA players, even those like Deron Williams who are under contract to NBA teams during the lockout. It's the last roadblock for WIlliams and any other NBA player to play overseas during the labor dispute. It's seen as a victory for the players.

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