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Olympic Team Should Win Gold

Deron WIlliams has said his biggest thrill in sports was winning an Olympic Gold Medal in Beijing. Now, he's ready for London and a chance to repeat. He expects to win.

Colangelo: Williams Plans To Sign July 11 "When The Clock Ticks 12"

Deron Williams has said he wants to have his contract settled by the London Olympics, which most take to mean the opening of Team USA training camp on July 6. Now, Jerry Colangelo, who runs USA Basketball, says it's his understanding that Williams will indeed make up his mind quickly, then sign as soon as he can on July 11.

Deadlines and Commitments - LII

Not much going on, only the most critical weeks in franchise history as the Nets try to acquire the second best player in the NBA and match him with the seventh best to form a superteam in a nearly...

D-Will Named MetroPCS Spokesman

First the good news: MetroPCS, one of the founding sponsors of Barclays Center, has hired Deron Williams to be his chief spokesman, the latest endorsement deal for the Nets captain, following Red Bull and Bonobos. Now the bad news: MetroPCS is a Dallas company and the press release doesn't mention the Nets or Barclays Center.

London Calling: D-Will, Who Else?

Jerry Colangelo of USA Basketball said Tuesday he'll soon start making calls to gauge players interest in the 2012 Olympics. "Just to make contact with all of the people on our list, give them a whole picture of what is coming," Colangelo told AP. "Basically to get a read from them as to what their interests and intentions are in advance."

Did Prokhorov's Nets Miss Mozgov? Thursday Could Tell the Tale

It's too bad Brook Lopez didn't get a chance to play in the World Championships. Thursday's USA vs. Russia game would have provided an interesting match-up for New York hoops fans. Lopez would have gone up against Timofey Mozgov, the 7'1" Russian center who signed with the Knicks this summer.

Lopez's Next Chance at Representing USA Likely To Be 2012 Olympics

Barring unforeseen circumstances, Brook Lopez is likely to be "very much in the conversation" for the Olympic Team, writes Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News. Kawakami calls him the "young hope for a pure low-post scorer"

Billy King in Istanbul for Worlds

Billy King said last week he was going on vacation but will be carrying his cell phone. It now appears to be a working vacation. He was spotted Saturday entering Abdi Ipekci Arena in Istanbul with USA Basketball President Jerry Colangelo. King has worked with USA Basketball since 1987 when he played for Team USA at the World University Games. No word on if he's scouting anyone while in Turkey. Team USA plays Slovenia at 9:30 a.m. ET Sunday.

NetsDaily Off-Season Report #17

In our 17th Off-Season Report, he show how the Nets' days of cutting costs are over. We also examine what the signing of Sean May portends; whether the Nets blew it with Yi JIanlian; the possibility of a Net seven-footer playing in Turkey and a welcome back sign for Isiah Thomas.

Lopez Drops Out of Team USA

Brook Lopez, still feeling the effects of mononucleosis, has decided to drop out of Team USA and instead get rested and ready for the Nets' training camp which starts Sept. 24.

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