Scott Schroeder of Ridiculous Upside, the SBNation D-League blog, reports via Twitter that "the Nets' D-League coaching job is a hot topic right now. Heard from a few coaches today saying it'll be the best job in the D-League."
There are a lot of reasons why: the close connection with an NBA club and comments from both Billy King and Bobby Marks that the Armor head coach will be treated like a Nets assistant; will be a Nets employee and will be considered for a job on the Nets bench when they open up. And of course, with Mikhail Prokhorov as Nets owner, resources are not likely to be an issue. The Nets are budgeting $250,000 for a coach, assistant coach and trainer.
Current Armor coach Dee Brown is being considered for the job but team officials have also developed a list of other candidates they will interview. Nets have said they expect to have the coach and assistant in place by the Draft.
Nets Hybrid Affiliation Could Lead To New Coach For D-League's Springfield Armor - Scott Schroeder - Ridiculous Upside