Will Weaver
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The Long Island Nets put together an outstanding season behind head coach Will Weaver who was recognized with Coach of the Year honors.

It’s easy to overlook the Long Island Nets this year. The Brooklyn Nets have had such a strong 2018-19 season that many have forgotten about the G League team on Long Island.

If you don’t know much about the Long Island Nets, let’s start with G League Coach of the Year—Will Weaver. The first-year G League coach worked as an assistant for Brooklyn head coach Kenny Atkinson before taking over the Long Island outfit.

Furthermore, the team’s general manager—Trajan Langdon—was named Executive of the Year. Both Weaver and Langdon are evidence of Brooklyn’s culture change from top to bottom.

Long Island finished the season with a 34-16 record, tied for the best record in the league and good for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

Weaver and company are looking to build on their strong regular season with a deep postseason run. The Nets are set to take on the Raptors 905 on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. ET. The two sides will meet in the Nassau Coliseum and play for the chance to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

The G League playoffs are single-elimination until the Final which is a best-of-three. Should the Nets knock off the Raptors on Friday, they could face off against their crosstown rival—the Westchester Knicks. Ironically enough, Westchester’s coach—Mike Miller—took home Coach of the Year honors last season.

Westchester plays the Lakeland Magic at 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday night as well. The winners of each semifinal will meet on Tuesday, April 2.

NY/NJ hoops reporter (NBA/NCAA) & sports betting writer for XL Media. Never had the makings of a varsity athlete.