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Deadlines and Commitments - VIII

Remember how hectic it was right after Mikhail Prokhorov bought the team last month?  It's going to be the same thing next week. Avery Johnson meets with Prokhorov on Sunday at the NBA Finals and is introduced at a Tuesday press conference. Then, both DeMarcus Cousins and Wesley Johnson will be in for individual workouts and interviews.  There will be other players working out as well for the #27 and #31 spots and summer league invitations.

June 9-11 - Eighteen NBA teams gather at the Nets' practice facility in East Rutherford for a group workout.  A total of 36 draft prospects will be on hand.

June 13 - Mikhail Prokhorov and Avery Johnson attend Game 5 of the NBA Finals together

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

June 15 - Avery Johnson press conference

June 16 - DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky's 6'11" PF-C, comes to New Jersey for individual workout.

June 17 - Wesley Johnson, Syracuse's 6'7" SF, comes to New Jersey for individual workout.

June 21 - Derrick Favors, Georgia Tech's 6'10" PF, comes to New Jersey for individual workout.

June 24 – The Nets pick at #3, #27 and #31 in the 2010 NBA Draft in the Theatre at 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.

June 30 - Deadline for last two businesses to leave the larger Atlantic Yards footprint. One of the buildings in question will be used as office space for construction operations.

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 5-9 - AirTran Airways Summer League at the Orlando Magic practice facility.  The Nets summer league entry will play five games in five days, starting on July 5 vs. the 76ers...the Draft's #3 pick vs. the #2 pick.

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

July 19-24 - Team USA training camp in Las Vegas.  Brook Lopez one of 31 players invited.

August 12-15 - World Basketball Festival at various locations in New York City.  The National Teams of USA, China (Yi Jianlian), Brazil, France and Puerto Rico will participate with USA and France squaring off in a Garden exhibition game on August 15.