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King talks about his coach ... and their future

In an interview on NBA TV, Billy King recounts the process that led him to hire Jason Kidd, admitting that he was reluctant at first when "ownership" suggested Kidd as coach, then after one meeting changed his mind. He talks about off-season, too.

BK: Livingston a priority but we want Pierce, too

Billy King spoke Tuesday to Evan Roberts and Joe Benigno, and just as he did with the media last week, said Shaun Livingston is his top priority but wants Paul Pierce back as well.

Prokhorov, Kidd and Yormark on Stern's Retirement

Brooklyn Nets management, including owner Mikhail Prokhorov, head coach Jason Kidd and Nets CEO Brett Yormark offer up a few words on the retirement of David Stern.

King likes Teague's quickness, says DPE possible

King said the Nets like Marquis Teague's quickness and now that the team has an open roster spot (and have saved some money on the luxury tax bill), using the Disabled Player Exception becomes more of a possibility.

Is Spike Lee a candidate for the "Prokhorov Plan"?

Spike Lee lives four blocks from Barclays Center and the other night, he showed up wearing black-and-white and Knicks all over. But that's progress in the ultimate goal of the Prokhorov Plan, turning Knicks fans into Nets fans.

Berger: Rockets no longer interested in D-Will

Ken Berger reports Houston was very interested in prying Deron Williams away from the Nets --to team him with Dwight Howard-- but lost interest once D-Will's ankle woes resurfaced. The deal would have focused on D-Will for Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin.

Nets expect to hear on DPE within a week

The Nets have applied for a DPE on Brook Lopez and expect to hear from the league within the week on whether the NBA will grant it, says an NBA source. The Nets still are unlikely to use the $5 million exception but want to have it handy just in case

Will we see Brook Lopez firing threes?

The Nets already have a point center. Why not a shooting center, a seven-foot three-point specialist? Billy King raised the possibility of Brook Lopez on the perimeter in an interview with Zach Lowe of Grantland.

King hints more to the Frank story

Billy King spoke Tuesday to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald about the "re-assignment" of Lawrence Frank and hinted that there's things that haven't come out yet. He said "Knowing the inside, we did what we had to do."

Nets Comeback Stopped short, Lose to Bobcats 95-91

The Nets were down double digits early in the fourth. They finished the game on a furious comeback, trimming the deficit to as much as two, but they fell 95-91.

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