As Fred Kerber writes, "There’s hope, Nets fans".
In talking to reporters as he and teammates cleaned out their lockers, Deron Williams said he is open to signing an extension this summer, rather than waiting to see how things work out next season.
"I like the organization a lot,’’ said Williams. "I like the direction it’s going. I could definitely see myself staying here.’’ He added that he'd prefer to get things done sooner rather than later. "I would like to not have the distraction (of looming free agency) during the season,’’ he said. Williams and his wife, Amy, have been house-hunting in the area.
Both Kris Humphries and Sasha Vujacic said they'd like to return and credited the organization for their desire. Vujacic also credited Nets fans. "I felt like at home, especially our fans they were tremendous even though our record wasn’t the best."
Deron Williams open to signing Nets extension this offseason - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- More optimistic than ever about his future w/ the Nets, D-Will talks extension, billboards and lockout - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets
- Prokhorov is "satisfied" with Nets' progress and strongly backs Avery Johnson - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets
Re-signing Humphries a top priority, Vujacic's preference is to re-sign and Lopez not a good recruiter - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets
- Nets' Deron Williams: 'I definitely can see myself staying here' - Al Iannazzone - The Record
- Williams talks of staying, other Nets want to, too - Al Iannazzone - In the 'Zzone
- Nets' final evaluations - Al Iannazzone - The Nets Insider
- Nets' Deron Williams says he can see himself signing with Nets - Colin Stephenson - Nets Blast
Guard Deron Williams eager to stay with the Nets - Tom Canavan - AP
- Nets Express Optimism At Season's End - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets
- Avery Johnson Post-Season Presser (Video) - New Jersey Nets
- Reports: Deron Williams likes Nets, open to extension - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York