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09:29 AM ET 04.28 | Deron Williams, holding the future of the Brooklyn Nets in his signature hand, won't keep the franchise waiting for too long. The prize of the 2012 free agency class said Friday he'll make a decision before the Olympics, which starts with training camp in Las Vegas on July 6 before the Games three weeks later. Otherwise, he was noncommittal about his next destination. He reiterated his desire for winning and a comfortable environment for his six-person family. The Nets have fulfilled the latter, not the former. "I want to win. That's first and foremost. I want to go where I feel we have the best chance to win," Williams said after his team exit interview. "I know we might not win a championship in the first year or two, but hopefully there's the chances of building something special and having flexibility and somewhere where I believe they're headed in the right direction."

New York Daily News

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April 28, 2012  09:41 AM ET

Nicely said DWill.



Now... come on home.

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April 28, 2012  09:59 AM ET

he should have stay at Utah, they had a better chance than the Nets

April 28, 2012  10:10 AM ET
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Morning Otis....

Morning Mick!

April 28, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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he should have stay at Utah, they had a better chance than the Nets

That's OK, bud...

He's coming home.

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April 28, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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That's OK, bud... He's coming home.

he will be goin home when he's 40

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April 28, 2012  11:23 AM ET

There Is But One Team, Bro.

April 28, 2012  11:29 AM ET
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There Is But One Team, Bro.

Yeah, maybe he can run off Mike Brown like he did Jerry Sloan.

April 28, 2012  11:30 AM ET
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He wants to be the face of brooklyn and he likes $

Brooklyn has a face?

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April 28, 2012  11:32 AM ET
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he should have stay at Utah, they had a better chance than the Nets

And if he hadn't run him off, he would have had a better coach as well.

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April 28, 2012  01:23 PM ET
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It's about time the press put him on the hotseat like they did Melo and then Dwight. He's basically gotten a pass so far.

It might be because he isn't a complete and total headcase like Dwight and not a selfish me-first player like Melo. He seems like a normal guy who just does his job, respects the media and keeps to himself. Is that so wrong these days?

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April 28, 2012  01:37 PM ET
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I don't see it that way at all. If he were so private would we even be talking about this today, let alone for the past 12 months?

We keep talking about it because the media keeps asking about it. He has said all along he wanted to see where the Nets were going before he made his decision on where to play next. He hasn't asked for his coach to be fired, refused to play for a coach or been a selfish me-first player. He is giving the Nets a chance to build around him. If they don't he is going somewhere he can possibly win a championship. Dallas or the Lakers would seem like a good landing spot. Both need upgrades at PG and have the pieces to win again. But that is speculation on my part of course. This is T&R

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