Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins is confident that Deron Williams will bounce back in 2014-15 following back-to-back seasons in which the three-time All-Star point guard was plagued by ankle injuries and struggled on the court as a result.
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.