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2016 Coaching/GM Search

Ian Eagle on the challenges of being "Markinson"

"Markinson" is a name fans have given the Sean Marks - Kenny Atkinson era. Within that mash-up of names is a hope that the two can mesh and get the Nets out of the mess they're in. Ian Eagle tells a Celtics podcast he thinks it can work and well.

Spurs stamp evident as Sean Marks hires staff

Nets finalize, announce coaching staff

The Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday officially announced their new coaching staff, Kenny Atkinson and six assistants

Tony Brown named lead assistant in Washington

Tony Brown has landed on his feet --and then some-- after his half year as Nets interim coach. He's joining Scott Brooks as his lead assistant with the Wizards.

Atkinson "ideal fit" but ranked 9th of 11 hires

Now that the Knicks have introduced Jeff Hornacek as their new coach, all 30 NBA teams have a coach ... and 11 of them will be new next season. So CBS Sports thought they should rank them ... and they did.

Woj: Nuggets' Fleming latest coaching staff add

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Chris Fleming, one of Mike Malone's assistants in Denver, will be joining the Nets coaching staff in a similar role. Fleming served as an offensive coach in Denver.

When your entire family knows the game...

Cory Wright of the Nets staff wrote this weekend about Kenny Atkinson's family ... seven brothers, all of whom know the game and aren't afraid to let you know it. As Wright noted, "Eight boys divided by two bedrooms. And one basketball hoop."

A lot of optimism, a lot of honesty

It's hard for an event not to be a family affair when the person being introduced has seven brothers, a mother and assorted other relatives in the audience. That was the overwhelming sense of Monday's press conference to introduce Kenny Atkinson.

The New Head Coach of the Nets, Kenny Atkinson

The Brooklyn Nets introduced new head coach Kenny Atkinson on Monday at the HSS Training Center in Industry City, Brooklyn.

Transcript of Kenny Atkinson's press conference

Here it is, word-by-word of Kenny Atkinson's press conference, emcee'd by Chris Carrino.

Live: Kenny Atkinson Press Conference 1:00PM

The Kenny Atkinson era has officially begun for the Brooklyn Nets, as they welcome in their new head coach at the HSS Training Center in Brooklyn.

JVG: Nets have to realize winning takes time

Jeff Van Gundy, in a discussion with Brian Lewis, thinks the Nets need to be patient as the team enters the Marks-Atkinson era. Losing is inevitable in a rebuild and everyone has to understand that, from players to Prokhorov.

Atkinson bringing Hawks assistant to Brooklyn

Jordan Ott, an assistant coach with the Hawks and former assistant at Michigan State, will be joining the Nets coaching staff according to a tweet by Jeff Teague.

Atkinson presser to be shown live, online Monday

The Brooklyn Nets will introduce their new head coach, Kenny Atkinson, at a press conference on Monday, May 16 at 1:00 p.m., at HSS Training Center. The press conference will be televised live on the YES Network and streamed live on Nets platforms.

"Really smart hire" for a "bleak job"?

Different takes on the Nets coaching job.

Was Langdon looking at PG's on European trip?

Do the names Milos Teodosic, Nando de Colo or Malcolm Delaney mean anything to you. Those Euroleague point guards could be the reason Trajan Langdon was in Europe a couple of weeks ago.

Those who know Spunky Atkinson think Nets did well

The Nets planned press conference for Kenny Atkinson will be delayed another couple of weeks at least after the Hawks eliminated the Celtics and moved on to play the Cavaliers. That's okay. It will give his resume a chance to grow even more.

Nets move toward relevance with Kenny Atkinson

Yet again, the Nets made a splash by not hiring a splashy candidate as their head coach.

In Nets-Knicks rivalry, tables turn in off-season

Sometimes, the tabloids' obsession with the Knicks is a good thing ... like now.

Hawks gush over Atkinson

In Atlanta, the top priority for the Hawks is beating Boston in the first round of the playoffs. Just below that, it seems, is wishing Kenny Atkinson well in Brooklyn ... and agreeing among themselves that he'll do very, very well.

Is Lin in play now that Atkinson is Nets coach?

Jeremy Lin has a lot of respect for new Nets coach Kenny Atkinson, is it enough to lure Lin to Brooklyn?


Days after pundits speculated that Brooklyn would have difficulty attracting a top-flight coach, the Nets hired one of the most sought-after candidates in the NBA.

Berger: Add D'Antoni to Nets coaching mix

CBS Sports' Ken Berger takes a look Thursday at the NBA's coaching opening and after predicting that Tony Brown will "move on," lays out who he thinks the Nets will look at. Most of the names are not new, but one is a bit of a surprise.

ESPN: Messina, Udoka, JVG in Nets coaching mix

Marc Stein and Mike Mazzeo of ESPN report that in addition to two previously mentioned candidates --Ettore Messine and Jeff Van Gundy, Sean Marks is considering another Spurs assistant, Ime Udoka, for the Nets coaching opening.

Colangelo, Nets GM candidate, to join Sixers

Bryan Colangelo, one of the finalists in the Nets GM hunt, looks like he'll be joining the 76ers after the resignation of Sam Hinkie Wednesday night, ESPN reports.

Frank Zanin, King loyalist, leaves Nets job

In a tweet Monday afternoon, Frank Zanin, who had served as Billy King's trusted assistant in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Brooklyn, announced that he has left the Nets position as assistant GM.

Is Messina "heavy favorite" to coach Nets?

It's part of Tim Bontemps look at the Nets future (or lack of same). In writing about the Sean Marks big next question -- who will be the Nets head coach, Bontmps suggests that Ettore Messina is the likely choice, the "heavy favorite."

Sean Marks report card - one month in

It's been a month since the Nets announced they had signed Sean Marks as their new GM. We grade his first moves.

Ettore Messina ... He didn't say no

Well, he didn't say no. Ettore Messina was asked Tuesday about speculation --not even reports yet-- that he's a possible candidate for the Nets job. His questioner didn't mention Brooklyn. but he didn't have to.

SI: Nets don't rank high in Thibs Sweepstakes

Andrew Sharp of Sports Illustrated tries his hand at just who might be interested in Tom Thibodeau this off-season, ranking teams from ninth to first. He doesn't think much of the Nets chances, putting them seventh

In first big move, Marks names Langdon his No. 2

The Nets have named Trajan Langdon assistant GM, a move that brings together two common themes of Brooklyn's recent moves, connections to both Russia and San Antonio.

The Sean Marks "connection"

Andy Vasquez talked to NBA players about their former teammate, Sean Marks, and heard them talk about how the Nets new GM can "connect" with players, coaches and staff.


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