The Long Island Nets had their most successful season last year, winning the G League Eastern Conference Championship.
Will Weaver, their head coach, and Trajan Langdon, the GM won Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year. Alan Williams and Theo Pinson finished second in the MVP and Rookie of the Year voting, respectively. They’re all gone, with Pinson being elevated to the Nets roster.
So far, it looks like rookie Nicolas Claxton, two-way player Henry Ellenson and training camp invite Deng Adel will see action with Long Island this season. Not a bad start. The Nets can sign another two-way player and two Exhibit 10 players, all of whom will likely play in the G League.
On Monday, Long Island announced its 2019-20 regular season schedule. They’ll open their season away in a matchup with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on November 9 at 7:00 p.m. Then, two days later, they return to Nassau Coliseum for their home opener against the College Park Skyhawks, the Hawks newly relocated affiliate.
The schedule consists of 24 home games, which will be played at the Coliseum. The other home game will be played at the Barclays Center, on January 29th against the Capital City Go Go, the Wizards affiliate. The game will tip off at 11 a.m.
The Nets longest homestand of the 2019-20 season will span a total of six games. It begins with a January 15 matchup against Fort Wayne and will end on January 27 against Grand Rapids. The month of January consists of seven home games, a season-high, at Nassau Coliseum on top of their trip to the Barclays Center.
Their longest road trip will take place right after that home stand ends ... from February 1 till February 21, a six-game stretch. Their schedule also consists of five back-to-back games, a reduction from last season.
All of the Nets home games will be featured on WRHU Radio Hofstra University 88.7 FM. All G League games are broadcast on YouTube. The full broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.
With Weaver now in Australia, coaching the Sydney Kings of the NBL, Shaun Fein is the new head coach of Long Island as they look to bounce back from a devastating NBA G League championship loss.
The Nets issued a promotional video of the schedule featuring Dale, their mascot...