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Deadlines and Commitments

With the season over and Mikhail Prokhorov still not approved as Nets  owner, time is running short for the' front office to begin preparing for the draft, free agency and coaching search.  Here's a list of key dates for the ownership transfer, NBA Draft  and free agency...after the jump.

April 21 - Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Abraham Gerges holds hearing on ESDC's request to evict the remaining residents and businesses within the Barclays Center footprint.  Gerges is expected to set a date for each of the holdouts to move. Once that's accomplished, the NBA Board of Governors is expected to hold a conference call to approve Mikhail Prokhorov as principal owner.

April 25 - NBA Draft Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)

April 29 - NBA Teams can conduct or attend workouts with Early Entrants

May 8 -  NCAA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5:00 p.m. ET).

May 18 – Before a conference championship game, representatives of the 14 non-playoff teams gather in Secaucus for the NBA Draft lottery. John Wall's fate is determined.

May 19-23 - NBA Pre-Draft Combine in Chicago.  Fifty-two top prospects gather in Chicago the morning after the Lottery to be measured and interviewed, then show off their skills to NBA GM's.

June 5-7 - Adidas Eurocamp. Although this is not seen as a top year for Europeans players, the best will gather in  Treviso, just outside Venice, for the international version of the Pre-Draft combine.

June 14 - International Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5:00 p.m. ET)

June 24 – NBA Draft, Madison Square Garden, New York (7:00 p.m. ET). Nets' $1.37 million trade exception, the remainder of the Vince Carter trade exception, expires.

June 29-30 -- Nets must exercise team options for Keyon Dooling ($3.82 million with a $500,000 buyout) and Chris Douglas-Roberts ($854,389). Kris Humphries must exercise his player option ($3.2 million). Contracts for Rod Thorn and Kiki Vandeweghe as well as the rest of the Nets' coaching staff expire. Of front office and coaching staffs, only Bobby Marks, Thorn's VP of basketball operations, has a contract beyond June 30.

July 1 - NBA teams can begin negotiating with free agents. Expect reports of signings almost immediately. Nets can renounce cap holds for players with expiring contracts.

July 8 - NBA teams can officially begin signing free agents.