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Call Billy the new King of Brooklyn

Nets GM goes all out to keep D-Will, showing he and his team have staying power

Updated: July 4, 2012, 6:29 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Billy King just introduced himself to New York, just finished off a move worthy of a Sinatra tune. Without any promises, without even a Rex Ryan guarantee, the general manager of the Brooklyn Nets had gambled last year he could convince Deron Williams to spend his prime with a franchise often cast as a practical joke.

This one was sure to blow up in the Nets' faces, too. They would strike out on Williams, land with a sickening thud in Brooklyn, and play before the same sections of empty ...

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