Nets General Manager Billy King took some time to discuss Deron Williams and other hot button issues surrounding the club. Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News has the goods, with all links going to Twitter..
- King said that coach P.J. Carlesimo's interim status will be evaluated "later", Bondy tweets. The Nets appointed Carlesimo as their interim head coach and it has been said by many that he will be given every opportunity to finish out the 2012/13 season. With that said, Brooklyn still has Phil Jackson as their "dream hire".
- While being more than a little ambiguous, King said that the club will not make a trade "just to make a trade" (Twitter link). Trade speculation has been picking up in Brooklyn with the latest news indicating that they are making a hard push for the Hawks' Josh Smith and prioritizing him over Bobcats guard Ben Gordon.
- Williams will be sidelined until after the All-Star break with inflammation in his ankles but King insists that weight isn't an issue for the guard as he weights just one pound more than when he was first acquired from the Jazz (Twitter link). Despite his less-than-stellar play for the Nets, the GM believes that Williams can get back to being the best one-guard in the Association (via Twitter).