Eagle: Pierce likely back, not sure about KG

Ian Eagle, who's as much a reporter as an announcer, told Boston radio that he can see different fates for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. He thinks Pierce signs a two-year deal with the Nets, but thinks Garnett will mull retirement at season's end.

Nets games moved from YES to My9 for Yankees games

Five Nets games in April have moved from YES Network to My9 in favor of Yankees baseball.

Going underground with Mason Plumlee

Before the draft, Mason Plumlee said he hoped to get drafted by a team in a big city. After growing up in Warsaw, Indiana, playing high school ball in Arden, North Carolina, and playing college ball in Durham, North Carolina. He got his wish.

Echo of ABA to be silenced

For 40 years, the Nets and the other three teams that joined the NBA from the ABA have had to pay 1/7th of their national TV revenue to the former owners of the Spirits of St. Louis, which cost the Nets $75 million or so. Now it seems to be at an end


Bettle leads another TV type into training hell

Dr. Jeremy Bettle has a great job. In addition to being the Nets strength and conditioning coach, he gets to lead aspiring television types --Alyonka Larionov of BCTV and Sarah Kustok of YES-- through typical player workouts. Ryan Ruocco next up?

D-Will dishes on Brooklyn parades, J-Kidd, Felton

Not getting ahead of ourselves here, but Deron Williams told Michael Kay that if the Nets win it all this season, the victory parade will be in Brooklyn. He also talkes about meeting his boyhood idol for the first time and Raymond Felton.

"Nets have gone from the Buzz to the Conversation"

In an interview with NetsDaily Monday, Ian Eagle said the Nets dramatic change over the off-season can best be summarized this way: they've gone from being part of the "buzz" around the league to part of the championship "conversation."

Ian Eagle: KG is the Nets "X-Factor"

Ian Eagle tells' YES Network colleague Lou DiPietro that Kevin Garnett holds a somewhat unique position among NBA players --his teammates don't want to disappoint him-- and that makes KG the "X-factor."

Latest Rankings: Nets are watchable!!

What we think may be one of the last pundit rankings is Watchability. Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe, rank the teams for fans who are considering League Pass. It's on Grantland, Simmons ESPN-affiliated online magazine. Nets are fifth. That's good.

Donny Marshall returns ... as YES analyst

Donny Marshall, who played with Jason Kidd on the Nets two NBA finals teams, has joined the YES Network as a Nets analyst. He joins Mike Fratello and Jim Spanarkel as YES’ Nets analysts. Ian Eagle returns this season as YES’ lead Nets announcer.


Avery Johnson to re-join ESPN as analyst

Former Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson will be re-joining ESPN as an NBA analyst. Also employed by ESPN is former Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo.


BCTV: It's Back to School for the Nets

Alyonka Larionov and the Barclays Center TV crew went behind the scenes at Brooklyn Nets Media Day.

Nets, Barclays reach agreement with CBS Radio

The Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center have reached an agreement to expand their coverage of the Nets and Barclays events on CBS Radio. The deal is reportedly $5 million per season.

Five preseason games televised, two nationally

Two of the Nets preseason games will be televised nationally and five will be televised locally, a record, but two of the games --at home vs. the Pistons on October 12 vs. the 76ers on the road on October 14-- will not be available.

Game 7 collapse drove Celtic trade, says Eagle

It was the collapse against a depleted Bulls team that drove the Nets to make the big Celtic deal, says Ian Eagle. Getting "pushed around in their own building" drove "upper management" to address leadership and toughness issues.

Eagle: Kidd hiring "paved the way" for Boston deal

Ian Eagle spoke Monday with KXL in Portland about the Nets and told Chad Doing that the Nets hiring of Jason Kidd made the trade for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce possible. Specifically, Eagle said he couldn't see Garnett opting out without Kidd.


A fictional negotiation for D-Will's soul

"Suits" is a drama that airs Tuesday nights on USA Network. It's about a law firm in New York and in the first episode, the firm represents Deron Williams in a negotiation with the Nets. Remember this is fiction, sports fans.

Yormark: new Nets radio deal near

In talking to Barclays Center sponsors, Brett said the Nets are near a new radio deal with a "major station" in New York that would increase broadcast coverage of the Nets beyond the actual games.

Is Jason Kidd face of the franchise? YES!

Bob Raissman of the Daily News asks an interesting question: Is Jason Kidd now the face of the Nets franchise? He answers it, too, with a resounding yes, or more appropriately, YES, as in the network.

Coach Kidd hit the airwaves Friday

Jason Kidd spent much of his morning talking to New York and national sportscasters about his vision for the Nets and how he will work with his friend and former Team USA teammate, Deron Williams.


In case you've forgotten (but we know you haven't)

A compilation entitled, "The Captain Returns," from the time of Jason Kidd's first time as the Nets savior. Enjoy the alley-oops, the touch passes and the sheer fun of it all.

"The Doctor", with rare ABA footage, airs Monday

NBA TV airs an hour-long documentary on the career of Julius Erving Monday night at 9 p.m. ET. The doc on the Doc includes rare footage of him in the ABA, where he won two league championships and three MVP's in three years as a member of the Nets.

P.J. to join ESPN for Playoffs

Bob Raissman of the Daily News reports that P.J. Carlesimo, late of the Nets, will be joining ESPN soon to handle studio analysis for the rest of the NBA playoffs.

"The Association" concludes with playoffs

If you want to re-live the first round of the playoffs, the producers of "The Association: Brooklyn Nets" have you covered. The final episode of the season-long aired Thursday night (and will air again over the weekend, starting at 2:30 a.m. Friday).

P.J. hints player development was issue

P.J. Carlesimo is making the rounds on New York radio Monday. He admitted to Tim Brando of CBS Sports that the Nets loss to the Bulls was not the determining factor in his release and hinted to Colin Cowherd that player development was an issue.

Are the Nets "gutless, heartless?"

This was not to be your typical beat reporter interview -- a discussion of what each team has to do in the second half. Joe Cowley had something to say about how the Bulls viewed the Nets, and by the end of regulation, Cowley looked like a prophet.

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