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2016 Schedule
21-61, 4th in Atlantic

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett is expected to be among the group of veteran free agents working out at the Brooklyn Nets' minicamp this week, per league sources.


Seven coaches hired, three to go

The reported hiring of Jeff Hornacek by the Knicks would leave three NBA teams still seeking to name new head coaches for the 2016-17 season. That's assuming no other positions come open anytime soon.

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9dZach Lowe

Tales from the NBA draft lottery

Another night of pingpong balls is in the books. Here's everything you need to know about what happened in the confines of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Kevin Garnett-Paul Pierce trade ends up costing the Brooklyn Nets the No. 3 pick in the 2016 NBA draft. Brooklyn still owes a 2017 first-round pick swap to Boston along with its unprotected first in 2018.

What you need to know for the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery (1:13)
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10dOhm Youngmisuk

GM: Nets' coaching hire part of shift in direction

The Nets are "all on the same page" about moving the franchise in a different direction, and that starts with title-hungry owner Mikhail Prokhorov, general manager Sean Marks said.


Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Thaddeus Young says he has been told that the Nets won't trade him. GM Sean Marks says he would like to hold on to Young and Brook Lopez.


Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson know the long rebuild ahead of the Nets. But will Mikhail Prokhorov, who wants to win, be able to remain patient?


Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Will the Nets watch Tuesday's Draft Lottery with Boston owning their unprotected first-round pick (which has a 46.9% chance of being a top-3 pick)?


Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenny Atkinson, considered to be a point guard guru, said it's "super important" for him to have a floor leader to run his system. He likened the point guard in the NBA today to having a quarterback like Drew Brees or an Aaron Rodgers orchestrate an offense.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Thaddeus Young says he's impressed with Kenny Atkinson's energy and likens Atkinson to Philadelphia's enthusiastic coach Brett Brown. "He's in the same mold," Young said.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenny Atkinson, lauded for his player development skills, says development is "about caring" and that it will be vital to have a great coaching staff in place in Brooklyn.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenny Atkinson says the Nets "definitely" want to follow the Spurs' model for success but that "it will be a little different." Adds that he wants to also mold team similar to what Mike Budenholzer has done in Atlanta. "Build patiently, build intelligently," Atkinson says. "We want to be a competitive group... First and foremost... A team that shares the ball."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenny Atkinson thanks his mom for raising eight boys. The new Nets coach has a huge family contingent along with five Nets players, including Thaddeus Young and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, here at the press conference.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenny Atkinson starts to get emotional and a little choked up as he starts to thank the Atlanta Hawks organization and coaches he worked and played for.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenny Atkinson has spoken with Brook Lopez about his "vision" moving forward. The new Nets coach says next important step is to build a strong coaching staff that already has Jacque Vaughn.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Kenny Atkinson era begins today with his first press conference as the 21st Nets coach.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors coach Dwane Casey: "We're not done yet."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Nando De Colo could be a guard to keep an eye on for the Nets. De Colo, this season's Euroleague MVP, scored 30 points to lead CSKA Moscow to the final. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov reportedly was in attendance and De Colo was drafted by the Spurs in 2009 and was in organization when Nets GM Sean Marks was there. Nets have to find alternative ways to improve roster and Marks and his staff will look internationally.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors coach Dwane Casey on close-out mentality in Game 6: "We should be the desperate team because we haven't won a championship yet."


High turnover rate among coaches

Scott Skiles' departure from the Magic on Thursday was the 12th change in an NBA head-coaching position since the beginning of the current season. That includes four teams that reached the playoffs and one that finished first in a conference.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson will be introduced at a news conference on Monday.

Team Stats

Points Per Game98.626th
Rebounds Per Game42.423rd
Assists Per Game22.315th
Points Allowed106.024th

Team History


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