The Nets are entering a season of unknowns for the franchise. They have a new head coach in Lionel Hollins, Paul Pierce is with the Wizards, Kevin Garnett hasn’t officially stated that he’s returning yet, and the usual injury concerns for Deron Williams and Brook Lopez cloud Brooklyn’s outlook for 2014/15. Robert Windrem of Nets Daily looks at a number of items for Brooklyn’s hoops team:
- Zeljko Obradovic, the coach of Fenerbahce in Istanbul, has been referred to as the “Phil Jackson of Europe” due to his enormous success and having won eight Euroleague titles with four different teams. Obradovic coached Bojan Bogdanovic the last two seasons and lauds his former player’s potential, saying, “He’s maybe 40 percent of what he can be. He still has lot of room for improvement and it’s all up to him. Bojan knows what I think about him, I told him everything. I really wish he will stay as long as he can in NBA, but I wish he stays as someone who could leave deep imprint in the league and be very important player.” Good news for the Nets who are hoping Bogdanovic can help make up for the loss of Shaun Livingston in free agency.
- The article also looks at the player agents who have the closest ties to the Nets, with Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group being the most influential. Tellem reps four players on Brooklyn’s roster including Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, and Bogdanovic.
- The complete list of training camp invitees hasn’t been announced yet, and according to Windrem, the official list should be published later this week. But for those hoping to be dazzled, team sources have said that there won’t be any headline grabbing names added to the 17 players currently on Brooklyn’s preseason roster.