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Sources: Nets to begin formal GM interviews Monday

The Brooklyn Nets will begin formally interviewing candidates for their general manager vacancy on Monday, sources told ESPN.com.

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov will be in attendance, as will the other members of the team's GM search committee: Nets chairman of the board of directors Dmitry Razumov, trusted Russian basketball confidant Sergey Kushchenko, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Brett Yormark and president of ONEXIM Sports & Entertainment Irina Pavlova.

The interview process is expected to last for a few days, sources said.

The Nets have been in contact with over a dozen candidates in their search to nail down the right replacement for Billy King, who was reassigned after a 5 1/2-year tenure filled with blockbuster trades, record-setting spending and little playoff success.

As ESPN.com first reported Jan. 13, two-time executive of the year Bryan Colangelo, who has a wealth of experience at the top of an organization, is a strong candidate for the position.

Former Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry, Denver Nuggets assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas and Houston Rockets executive vice president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas are also expected to receive interviews. The Nets recently received permission from the Nuggets and Rockets to interview Karnisovas and Rosas.

Nets assistant GM Frank Zanin is expected to interview as well.