Brooklyn Nets and Deron Williams Complete Buyout

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Over four years ago the then New Jersey Nets traded Derrick Favors, Devin Harris, a 2011 first round pick (Enes Kanter) and a 2013 first round pick (Gorgui Deng) to the Utah Jazz for point guard Deron Williams.

Now he’s being bought out of the last two seasons of his contract.

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Wait ‘Til Next Year | Brooklyn Nets

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In the Brooklyn Nets case, next year isn’t coming until 2019.

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Nets Have No Advantages

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Brooklyn Nets head coach Lionel Hollins had some choice words about his team as they get set for their first-round opponent Atlanta Hawks:

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This Date In NBA History | Jerry Sloan Reaches 500 Wins

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On March 8, 1996, Jerry Sloan won his 500th game – 406 with the Jazz.

Sloan went on to win 721 more games with Utah before Deron Williams basically ran him out of town.

Since then? The Jazz have a 137-182 record, Williams was shipped to Brooklyn and now has one of the worst contracts in the entire league.

Sloan hasn’t coached since 2011. His 1,221 wins ranks third all-time, just 114 behind Don Nelson.

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