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Billy King: Lionel Hollins' job is not in jeopardy ... "Not right now, no"

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The Brooklyn Nets are 0-7 to start the season, and they've had very little reason to expect anything but a season filled with turmoil, as they boast the league's worst offense and a bottom three defense. Yet, Nets GM Billy King wouldn't say on Monday afternoon, when speaking with the team's beat writers, that head coach Lionel Hollins' job is in jeopardy.

From Mike Mazzeo of ESPN:

"Not right now, no," GM Billy King said. "Shoot, I'm in the last year of my deal, too. And that's why I think I said before it's not just Lionel. We're all in this together."

In light of criticism that someone needs to be accountable for the team's 0-7 start, King continued:

"I'm not sitting in here shirking accountability. ... It stops at me. I'm the GM. You make decisions along the way, and it's my job now to figure it out and turn it around. ... It doesn't happen overnight. We knew when we traded (the first-round) picks and went down this road (for Deron Williams, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce) that if it doesn't go well you have to dig yourself out of it, and that's what we're doing now."

While King said he's looking to dig his team out of a hole, he's not expecting to do so overnight.

King did say he's begun making calls.

He definitely has to do something. This 0-7 start isn't a blip, it's a reality.