Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
DURHAM, N.C. -- When he finished retooling the Nets' roster over the summer, Billy King said he thought his team had a roughly two-year window to win a title with Kevin Garnett & Co. on board.
In a sense, that glass has been pried open and King wants the Nets to climb through it immediately.
"Now, this is the window. This season," the Nets general manager said Wednesday...Read more »
DURHAM, N.C. -- Kevin Garnett sat on a chair with a white towel draped over his head, obviously a bit gassed after the Nets' first practice on their second day of training camp.
Let's just say Garnett & Co. are getting a good workout in so far.
"Fun, but tough," the 37-year-old power forward said after practice at Duke University Wednesday. "Obviously we’re new, and...Read more »
DURHAM, N.C. -- Deron Williams spent the better part of the Nets’ first practice watching from the sideline Tuesday, nursing his sore right ankle.
The Nets are being cautious with their star point guard after his injury-plagued campaign in Brooklyn a season ago, bringing him along slowly and limiting his on-court activities. Williams, who injured the ankle working out in Utah last month, said...Read more »
Paul Pierce is making sure the Nets up their ante.
Division title? The veteran small forward basically shrugged off any shred of significance that may come along with winning the Atlantic Division crown, stressing the Nets have a bigger fish to reel in.
“Truthfully, it’s not that important,” Pierce said Monday at the team’s media day at the Barclays Center. “I came here to win a championship....Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Kidd's main task in his first season as the Nets' coach mirrors that same mentality he had when he was traded to the Nets in 2001.
"I think the identity," Kidd said Tuesday when asked what he wants to change within the Nets. "I think it was just vanilla and I think you guys can see after the trade with [Kevin] Garnett and [Paul] Pierce that it's...Read more »
Deron Williams sprained his right ankle and suffered a bone bruise during a recent workout in Utah, but the Nets expect their star point guard to be ready when training camp opens in 12 days.
Williams overcame a rash of injuries and a slow start last season, regaining his form after the All-Star break. He battled through ankle injuries, taking three rounds of cortisone shots and undergoing...Read more »
Jason Kidd's number will go up in the Barclays Center's rafters next month.
The Nets announced Monday that they're going to retire their new head coach's No. 5 jersey prior to the team's preseason matchup against the Heat on Oct. 17.
In a statement Kidd said: "This is a very humbling honor and one that I will always cherish. There can be no greater recognition of an athlete's time...Read more »
The Nets have Carolina on their minds.
Perhaps looking to escape some of the expected extra media glare, Brooklyn will conduct its first training camp under new coach Jason Kidd at Duke University, the team announced Wednesday. Following their media session at the Barclays Center on Sept. 30, they'll head down to the Triangle and practice at Duke's campus in Durham, N.C. from Oct. 1-5.
The...Read more »
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Doc Rivers could tell Paul Pierce was emotionally hurt, trying to come to grips with the notion that he was no longer wanted in Boston.
Pierce bled Celtics’ green courtesy of playing 15 years with the franchise that plucked him out of Kansas with the 10th selection in the 1998 draft. He was attached to the Celtics, a part of the team’s interwoven fabric.
But the proverbial...Read more »
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The whispers are apparently traveling around the league.
Some executives reportedly aren't thrilled the Nets landed Andrei Kirilenko at such a cheap price tag. Kirilenko had opted out of the final season of his two-year deal with the Timberwolves, one that would've pocketed him a cool $10 million in 2013-14. He wound up signing with the Nets for nearly $7 million less, taking...Read more »