Atlantic Notes: Nets, Deron Williams, Sean Williams

The Nets are playing their final game in New Jersey tonight, against the Sixers, and many of the franchise's most prominent figures took part in a ceremony tonight, including Micheal Ray Richardson, Darryl Dawkins, Kenny Anderson and, via video, Jason Kidd. Here's the latest on the Nets of today, as well as other news from the division:

  • Nets CEO Brett Yormark talks about reasons why the franchise found the New Jersey market so difficult in a Q&A with Dave D'Alessandro of the Star-Ledger
  • New Jersey governor Chris Christie had harsh words for the Nets upon their departure, saying "there will be no tears shed on my part," as Jenna Portnoy notes on The governor also tweeted a video of his comments (hat tip to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News).
  • Avery Johnson is optimistic Deron Williams will re-sign with the Nets, Bondy tweets, though the coach won't say why he feels that way.
  • Sean Williams was surprised to learn that the Celtics were interested in signing him, observes Peter May of Williams is looking to put his troubled past behind him, as A. Sherrod Blakely of writes. 

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