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Prokhorov: Easy decision to begin Nets’ reset now

January 11, 2016 By Brian Mahoney Associated Press
Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov speaks during an NBA basketball news conference Monday. 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. AP Photo/Seth Wenig
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Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov says it was an easy decision to fire coach Lionel Hollins and reassign general manager Billy King in the middle of the season.

Prokhorov took the blame for the Nets’ poor play and called for a “small reset.” He spoke at a news conference Monday, a day after shaking up the organization.

The Russian billionaire says the Nets’ strategies have not been “not the best way.” He promised to be around the team more for now to meet with potential candidates for the jobs.

The Nets made the playoffs the last three years but are 10-27 entering Monday night’s game against San Antonio. Prokhorov says new leadership is needed in the front office and on the coaching staff.

Prokhorov says assistant general manager Frank Zanin will oversee the front office until King’s replacement is hired.

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