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Nets name King general manager

Updated: July 14, 2010, 8:46 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Billy King is the New Jersey Nets' new general manager.

King was hired Wednesday to replace Rod Thorn as the team's top executive, new owner Mikhail Prokhorov announced in a release. Contract terms were not immediately available.

"He has all of the qualities we've been looking for in a candidate: professionalism, good relations with the league, players and agents, and strong communications skills," Prokhorov said. "He will be an excellent fit with head ...

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