Lionel Hollins Billy King: Shakeup In Brooklyn

Published: January 11, 2016

Lionel Hollins Billy King: Shakeup In Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Nets are 10-27, second-worst in the NBA behind only Philadelphia. And today, they’ve announced some major changes to their team leadership. Head coach Lionel Hollins is gone, as is general manager Billy King.

The Nets made the playoffs every season since moving to Brooklyn, and King had been the GM since 2010. Assistant coach Tony Brown will take over head coaching duties for Hollins, while the GM position will remain open until the team hires a replacement.

The news, from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

Billy King and Lionel Hollins out with the Nets, team says.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 10, 2016

Who is running the Nets for now? Unclear within organization. Almost all learned of firings via news release.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 10, 2016

And here’s the official Nets statement via Howard Beck of Bleacher Report:

Massive shakeup in Brooklyn: Lionel Hollins fired, GM Billy King steps down. pic.twitter.com/EA2R8JVPTh

— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) January 10, 2016

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