Larry Fleisher

LeBron James, other NBA stars join Brooklyn protest

As reporters waited to enter the Cavaliers locker room before Monday night's game in Brooklyn vs. the Nets, Jarrett Jack walked over with an envelope for his former teammates.In it were black t-shirts that said, "I Can't Breathe" in white lettering -- the same shirt worn by Derrick Rose in pregame...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 12:09 AM

Did Prince William and Duchess Kate distract the Brooklyn Nets Monday?

The spotlight was shining bright in Brooklyn Monday night but not really for the Nets."I know you didn't come to see me," Nets coach Lionel Hollins joked before tip off against the Cavaliers.Nearly 200 credentialed media weren't there to glimpse the Cavs defeat the Nets 110 to 88.They were there to...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 11:51 PM

No quick fix for Nets' middling offense

About twenty minutes after his first month as Brooklyn Nets head coach, Lionel Hollinsunfolded a Netsboxscoreand was not pleased with the facts the numbers bore.Hollins is maneuvering to fix a team that has dropped nine of 15 games, the latest a 102-84 loss to the Bulls Sunday that could have been...

Monday, December 1, 2014, 9:22 PM

Nets deflated after dropping triple-overtime thriller

It was a night that began with a crush of media around former Nets coach Jason Kidd, who was booed in pregame introductions. Eventually it became a winnable game that slipped away with a 122-118 triple overtime loss to the Bucks. When it ended after three hours of wild swings, the fact that Brook...

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 10:41 PM

Jason Kidd speaks out about Nets in return to Brooklyn

A year ago, Jason Kidd was blaming himself for the Nets' collapsing in the third quarter of a loss to the Trail Blazers. A day later at practice Kevin Garnett famously said "I'm not a genie, I'm not a fortune teller," when asked if he knew when the Nets would turn it around.The Nets careened...

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:52 AM

Jason Kidd's return gives Nets fans bitter taste

Two weeks ago owner Mikhail Prokhorov delivered his famous "don't let the door hit you where the lord split you" line in reference to Jason Kidd's ugly departure from the Brooklyn Nets back in June.That line created reverberations throughout social media, and for a segment of Net fans, such as 19-...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 12:24 AM

Bojan Bogdanovic posts best game of his young career against Magic

Bojan Bogdanovic's routine starts about 90 minutes before the opening tip with a small group of onlookers watching. Assistant coach John Welch feeds pass after pass from near the foul line to the corner beyond the 3-point line near the Nets bench.General manager Billy King and others watched Sunday...

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 10:48 PM

Deron Williams finally reaches his potential in blowout of Knicks

Deron Williams has never felt completely healthy in the two seasons the Knicks and Nets have occupied the same city.That changed Friday when Williams ran the Nets' motion offense perfectly for an efficient 29 points during a 110-99 victory over the Knicks."He's being more of an attacker now," Joe...

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:50 AM

Brook Lopez struggles in Nets' loss to Timberwolves

Brook Lopez was in a daze even before the first answer came out of his mouth. He had his hands on his hips and was letting out deep sighs.It was not that he wanted to avoid talking. It was the opposite. Lopez knew that even though his teammates absolved him of all the blame, his ineffectiveness was...

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:09 AM

Flip Saunders reflects on Kevin Garnett's 20-year career

The expansion Timberwolves had gone through six losing seasons by the time May 1995 came around.They had yet to find the type of player who would transform their franchise. Head coach Flip Saunders and then-general manager Kevin McHale found their man afew minutes into watching Kevin Garnett play...

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 5:48 AM

Brook Lopez doesn't miss a beat in return to action

Three hours before his first real game action in over 10 months, Brook Lopez was hoisting mid-range jumpers inside a quiet Barclays Center rehearsing for the impending home opener. If he had any type of nerves it was not evident as one jumper after another came out of his hands.About two hours...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 9:46 AM

Mikhail Prokhorov to Jason Kidd: 'Don't let the door hit you'

Mikhail Prokhorov has owned the Nets since May 2010, but his limited public comments have created the aura — and criticism — of an absentee owner.He memorably spoke on Dec. 28, 2012 after making the decision to fire head coach Avery Johnson, with the Russian billionaire saying he had to cut a...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:15 AM

Expectations high for Nets' European signee Bojan Bogdanovic

He may not be the most important, but perhaps the most intriguing component of the Nets’ opening night lineup will be rookie Bojan Bogdanovic.Bogdanovic is an NBA rookie but hardly a professional rookie. Before signing with the Nets over the summer he spent a decade playing overseas, averaging 12...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7:30 PM

Mason Plumlee working on his all-around game

Mason Plumlee experienced life in the NBA limelight last March during a month of starts at center for the injured Kevin Garnett.After shooting 62.3 percent and averaging 7.6 points per game in helping the Nets win 12 of 16 games last March, Plumlee earned a spot on the FIBA World Cup gold medal-...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 3:16 AM

Nets season preview: New coach, same expectations

When the Nets gave their first interviews last year before heading to training camp, there was talk of championship dreams with the additions of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Quickly, the word “championship” was dropped and replaced by “it’s a process” as the Nets lost 21 of their first 31 games....

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 3:05 AM

Joe Girardi not confident David Robertson will return to Yankees

David Robertson will be looking for a raise this offseason.Credit: Getty ImagesDavid Robertson was as seamless as anyone could be replacing Mariano Rivera as he converted 39 saves, with a 3.08 ERA and 96 strikeouts in 64 1/3 innings.But that success might make the Yankees a little uneasy since...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:50 AM

Yankees taking a wait-and-see approach with Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez will return after being suspended for the entire 2014 season.Credit: Getty ImagesFor the second straight season, Joe Girardi conducted a press conference to reflect on the season before 10 other teams began the postseason.To ensure that Girardi doesn’t face the same situation three...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 1:23 AM

Derek Jeter picks up walk-off hit in final Yankee Stadium game

Derek Jeter celebrates his game-winning hit against the Orioles.Credit: Getty ImagesThe chants of “Thank you Jeter” started in the bleachers and filtered through a sellout crowd of 48,613 fans all too familiar with seeing the heroics of the Yankee captain.So of course Derek Jeter came up with an...

Friday, September 26, 2014, 4:16 AM

Bud Selig honors Derek Jeter as both prepare to exit baseball

Derek Jeter was honored with the same award given to Cal Ripken Jr. and Ken Griffey Jr. when they retired,Credit: Getty ImagesBud Selig’s 22-year reign as commissioner will end Sunday, and while it’s had its share of negative moments — among them the 1994 work stoppage and the steroid era — it...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 4:31 AM

Derek Jeter still focused on baseball as final homestand begins

Derek Jeter signs autographs before his final homestand.Credit: Getty ImagesDerek Jeter has effectively hid his emotions for 20 years in the Bronx.And as the final eight home games of his illustrious career started Thursday night, the Yankee captain maintained that vibe.It’s all part of the...

Friday, September 19, 2014, 5:57 PM