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2014 Coaching Search

2014 Nets Coaching Search

Jason Kidd returns to Brooklyn, talks Nets

Jason Kidd made his return to Brooklyn, something fans and media have been waiting for since Kidd left the team in June. Here is what Kidd said pre game.

Hollins on his evolution and style of coaching

To the basketball world who doesn't know Lionel Hollins all that well, he is thought of as an "old school" coach. One who pushes his players hard, doesn't take any antics from his players, and stresses defense. However, Hollins doesn't see himself as

Roy Rogers signs on with the Washington Wizards

The Nets big man coach, Roy Rogers, has signed with the Washington Wizards. Rogers was reportedly looking for work after Jason Kidd left for Milwaukee.

Nets name assistant coaches under Hollins

The Nets have officially announced Paul Westphal, John Welch, Tony Brown, Joe Wolf Jay Humphries, and Jim Sann as assistant coaches under new head coach Lionel Hollins. Welch is the only returning assistants.

Nets' revenue base important to Hollins

Lionel Hollins knows what it's like to coach in a small market. Memphis in fact is the NBA's smallest. Now he wants to coach in a big one with a rich owner and as importantly a revenue model where the team can make enough to re-invest in the team.

Hollins: Nets more "versatile" than Grizzlies

Gary Washburn, the Boston Globe's NBA writer, profiles Lionel Hollins Sunday and cites a comparison he made between his new team and the team he last coached, the Grizzlies. The Nets, he thinks, are more "versatile," but the Grizzlies "bought in."

Woj: Jay Humphries to join Hollins staff

Adrian Wojnarowski reported early Thursday that Lionel Hollins has added Jay Humprhies, the former head coach of the Reno Bighorns of the D-League, as an assistant coach presumably as player development coach.

Hollins talks about helping Nets be "better men"

In an interview with Lenn Robbins, Lionel Hollins goes far beyond x's and o's, focusing mainly on how he wants his players to become better men. Hollins said he draws a lot from growing up, not knowing his father, losing his mother early in life.

Who is Lionel Hollins?

Tom Lorenzo covered Lionel Hollins and the Memphis Grizzlies for two years for SB Nation. Now, he covers the Brooklyn Nets for NetsDaily and shares what he knows about the Nets new head coach.

AK-47: Hollins a "great choice by management"

In an interview that apparently took place before Sergey Karasev joined the Nets, Andrei Kirilenko talks about why he came back (New York, New York), the Jason Kidd experiment (" it was very hard") and Lionel Hollins ("great choice by management").

Westphal reaches agreement on lead assistant job

The coaching shake-up continues in NetsLand as Ken Berger reports that Paul Westphal, the former head coach of the Suns and Kings, is finalizing a deal that would make him Lionel Hollins lead assistant. John Welch will also stay on.

Prokhorov's resources key to Hollins ambitions

In radio interviews the two days, Lionel Hollins has talked a lot about why he likes the Nets head coaching job, but one thing keeps recurring: he has a commitment from Mikhail Prokhorov and Dmitry Razumov that whatever he needs to win, he'll get.

Prunty latest assistant to be wooed by Kidd

Joe Prunty, the Nets assistant coach who filled in for Jason Kidd at the beginning of last season, is the latest Brooklyn assistant to be given permission to talk with the Milwaukee Bucks, tweets David Aldridge.

Video Highlights: Nets introduce Lionel Hollins

The Brooklyn Nets introduced Lionel Hollins as the team's newest head coach, replacing Jason Kidd. NetsDaily was on hand at the press conference to capture the highlights.

Nets Welcome Lionel Hollins as New Head Coach

The Nets were finally able to shift their full attention to their new head coach, Lionel Hollins, Monday morning at the Barclays Center. He won the press conference. Now, all he has to do is win some games!

Lionel Hollins Introductory Press Conference Live

The Brooklyn Nets will introduce Lionel Hollins as the team's next head coach on Monday morning. Here's where and then you can watch the press conference live.

For Hollins, consistency may be best asset

With the Nets set to introduce Lionel Hollins as their 19th head coach, Zach Braziller profiles the 60-year-old, calling him "demanding and passionate" but mostly consistent. Among his biggest supporters, Hall of Famer Bill Walton.

NetsDaily Offseason Roundtable

The writers of NetsDaily attempt to attack what has happened over the past week with the Jason Kidd issue and free agency.

Shelburne: Nets considering Davis as assistant

Ramona Shelburne of ESPN LA is reporting that Johnny Davis, an assistant to Mike D'Antoni last season in LA -- and an assistant to John Calipari in New Jersey -- may be a candidate for assistant job in Brooklyn under Lionel Hollins.

The week that was ... was bad

The Nets have to hope next week will be better than last week. They'll start it off with a press conference Monday to introduce Lionel Hollins. It appears they have a deal with Bojan Bogdanovic, which is a good thing. Maybe something else?

Will Hollins hire Westphal as assistant?

Lionel Hollins and Billy King are moving on to the next step in their partnership, deciding on who will join Hollins on the Nets bench. One name that is being rumored for the lead job: Paul Westphal, the veteran NBA head coach.

Teletovic: "It's up to me to do my job."

Mirza Teletovic is the first Nets player to talk about the departure of Jason Kidd, telling a Bosnian website that as a professional, "it's up to me to do my job. So it will be in the future." Teletovic added that he's more relaxed this off-season.


A week after the Nets decided to let Jason Kidd go and only hours after Kidd's introductory press conference in Milwaukee, the Nets named Lionel Hollins, the veteran NBA coach who led the Grizzlies for four years, as their head coach.

Stein: Nets "closing in" on deal with Hollins

Marc Stein is reporting that Lionel Hollins and the Nets are near a deal that would make him the Nets next head coach, replacing Jason Kidd. Stein said the deal could come Wednesday.

Nets "in middle of negotiating a deal" with Pierce

Billy King was asked Wednesday about Paul Pierce's status and he said simply, "We're in the middle of negotiating a deal for him." On Tuesday, he said something similar saying he has confidence Pierce wants to return to Brooklyn.


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