Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
SAN ANTONIO -- Count LeBron James among those thrilled Jason Kidd landed the Nets’ head coaching gig.
The Heat star is pleased that one of his closest buddies made the rapid, almost unthinkable leap from player to coach in a matter of days.
“I think it’s amazing,” James said before Game 4 of the NBA Finals Thursday night. “J-Kidd is unbelievable, one of the best teammates I’ve ever played...Read more »
Recently retired former Knick and Net Jason Kidd is pursuing the Nets' vacant coaching job, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.
The report says his candidacy for the job has been discussed with the highest levels of Brooklyn's brass. Kidd has discussed the opportunity with associates and has gone as far as to consider who he would appoint as members of his coaching staff, the report says.
Kidd...Read more »
Looks like Lionel Hollins' tenure in Memphis is over.
According to multiple reports, the Grizzlies have given Hollins permission to speak to other teams, paving the way for him to potentially land in Brooklyn or elsewhere. Hollins, who just guided Memphis to the Western Conference Finals, is considered one of the hottest coaching candidates on the market.
Yahoo! reported Sunday that...Read more »
P.J. Carlesimo hasn't been shy about offering his opinion since he was cut loose by the Nets.
That surely didn't change Thursday, when Brooklyn's former interim coach spoke about the expectations placed upon the coaching staff -- particularly Avery Johnson -- this season.
Carlesimo, now working for ESPN as an analyst through the playoffs, once again took umbrage with the the Nets parting...Read more »
Phil Jackson's days sitting at the end of the bench are over, but the man with 11 championship rings as a coach admitted he was a bit intrigued by the Nets.
Speaking on the "Dan Patrick Show" Tuesday, the Hall of Fame coach said the top offer he recently received to return to the sidelines involved the Nets.
“The Brooklyn situation was a good situation,” Jackson said.
GM...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- They delivered the first blow Friday night, pounding the Bulls in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, but the Nets weren't about to pat themselves on the back Sunday.
In their minds, not only did they simply do what they were supposed to do, given they have homecourt advantage. But they're awaiting Chicago's expected bounce back in Monday's Game...Read more »
Joakim Noah is hurting and there’s a possibility the Bulls may be without their starting center for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Nets.
Noah is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, raising concern about his availability for the opener. He said there’s a tear in his foot, meaning he might be limited or could be forced to sit out the series altogether.
"It’s...Read more »
Jay Z is making it official.
The hip hop icon, who owns 1/15th of 1 percent of the Nets, acknowledged he's selling his stake in the team to pursue his venture to become a full-fledged sports agent with his start up agency, Roc Nation Sports.
Jay Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, wants to start accumulating NBA clients and league rules prohibit someone from representing players and...Read more »
It’s been quite a ride for Kris Humphries these last few months.
After inking that two-year, $24-million pact in the offseason, he began the season as a starter. Then, Avery Johnson benched him in one of his final rotational decisions before Mikhail Prokhorov fired him two days after Christmas.
P.J. Carlesimo gave him another look, only to elect in early March to drop him from the rotation...Read more »
INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Nets square off against the Pacers Friday night, P.J. Carlesimo is expecting a tense atmosphere that should rival what they’ll see in a little over a week.
“They still have a chance to catch New York,” the interim coach said prior to the Nets shootaround at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. “So yeah, I think it will be very much like a playoff game.”
With the Nets’ crosstown...Read more »