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Nets fire coach Lionel Hollins, reassign GM Billy King

Billy King's bold moves often seemed made with little regard for the future.

Now Brooklyn's future isn't King's concern.

The Nets reassigned their general manager and fired coach Lionel Hollins on Sunday in the midst of their worst season since moving from New Jersey.

The Nets said assistant Tony Brown will serve as the interim head coach, and the GM position will remain open until a replacement is hired.

"It's clear from our current state of affairs that we need new leadership," owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in a statement. "With the right basketball management and coach in place, we are going to create a winning culture and identity and give...

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