Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Not long after suggesting the Nets might not be able to reach a buyout agreement with Croatian sharpshooter Bojan Bogdanovic, Billy King admitted Wednesday the Nets have pulled the plug on trying to bring him over from Europe.
The Nets had agreed to a three-year deal with Bogdanovic last week, but were attempting to come to a settlement on a buyout with Istanbul-based Fenerbahce,...Read more »
ORLANDO, Fla. -- It happened often.
Whether it was Deron Williams trying to create off the dribble all by his lonesome or the Nets simply throwing the ball to Joe Johnson or Brook Lopez and watching them operate while everyone stood around, there wasn't a whole lot of movement within the Nets' offense during their inaugural season in Brooklyn.
Jason Kidd wants that to change and he plans...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Kidd wasn’t used to some of the little details that come along with being a head coach.
Like wearing that thing around his neck during practice, among other tasks.
“I guess holding the whistle might be the weirdest or the gameplan or the practice plan,” Kidd said Wednesday following the Nets’ summer league team practice at the PNY Center, Kidd’s first ever...Read more »
Mason Plumlee signed on the dotted line -- and just in time for the start of summer camp practice.
The Nets announced Wednesday that they've signed their first-round pick, selected No. 22 overall at last Thursday's draft. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In other news, according to ESPN, the Nets are no longer in the running for the free agent services of sharpshooter Kyle Korver....Read more »
Jason Kidd's coaching staff has officially rounded into form.
The Nets Friday announced the additions of Lawrence Frank, Roy Rogers and Eric Hughes. Doug Overton, who was a holdover from Avery Johnson's staff, has also been retained.
Frank coached the Nets from 2004-2009, and his presence is a big get for Kidd, who publicly extended the invitation to Frank once he got the job two weeks...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Kidd spent a good portion of this first full week on the job taking a crash course in many aspects of his new gig.
Chief among them: talent evaluator.
As the Nets prepare for next Thursday’s NBA Draft at the friendly confines of the Barclays Center, Kidd is the new face in the room, the guy who’s now trying to help figure out exactly which direction they...Read more »
If anyone knows what Jason Kidd is about to go through, it's Mark Jackson.
Sure, Jackson didn't immediately make the leap to head coach after hanging up his sneakers, spending the better part of six years in the broadcast booth upon retiring in 2004.
But in similar fashion to Kidd, Jackson didn't get seasoning as an assistant coach before landing the Warriors' gig in 2011. Kidd publicly...Read more »
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 »
Jason Kidd nearly had to pinch himself a few times, all so he could make sure this weeklong whirlwind was actually real.
No doubt, the whole thing of retiring last week after 19 seasons and being named the Nets’ head coach Wednesday night is a little surreal.
“It is,” Kidd said Thursday on the YES Network following his introductory news conference at the Barclays Center. “It’s kind...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 »