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Nets owner endorses GM King's roster changes


Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov endorsed oft-criticized general manager Billy King on Tuesday in an SB Nation video answering fan questions.

“I am very glad to be working with Billy, and he has managed to pull off a lot of unexpected deals in the line with the guidelines ownership has given him,” he said. “I think we had an excellent offseason this year, and I do believe it will bring success this season.”

King is entering the final year of his contract.

Win-now trades for the likes of Deron Williams, Gerald Wallace, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in the King-Prokhorov era have cost the Nets numerous future first-round draft picks. Since moving to Brooklyn in 2012, the Nets have spent a combined $123 million in luxury tax money but have won just one playoff series.

ESPN site Five Thirty Eight projects the Nets to win just 25 games in 2015-16.



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