The Brooklyn Nets and Paul Westphal have verbally agreed to terms on a deal which will enable the veteran NBA coach to serve as an assistant under Lionel Hollins, a league source confirmed to ESPN NewYork.com.
His predecessor may have wanted added responsibility, but Lionel Hollins made it abundantly clear during his introductory news conference Monday that he only wants to be the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King confirmed that the Los Angeles Clippers reached out about a possible sign-and-trade deal for veteran forward Paul Pierce, but that the Nets were not interested.
Jason Kidd avoided repeated questions about why he wanted to leave the Nets for the Milwaukee Bucks and did not say the words "Brooklyn" or "Nets" during his introductory news conference Wednesday at the Bradley Center.
Russian billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov says he has no interest in selling the Brooklyn Nets, but a league source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com that Prokhorov is open to listening to offers for the team from potential buyers.
Deron Williams will undergo an MRI on both of his ankles on Friday, and the Brooklyn Nets point guard believes that surgery may be a possibility. He then plans to meet with noted foot/ankle surgeon Dr. Martin O'Malley on Monday.
Earlier in their first-round playoff series with the Nets, the Raptors were the team complaining about the officiating. Now, it's the Nets, just one loss from elimination, who would like more calls to go their way heading into Game 6 on Friday night.