Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
Markel Brown can easily recall the first time he pogo-sticked high enough to throw down his first clean dunk, enjoying the benefits of a vertical leap that’s now reached 45.5 inches.
“In ninth grade in high school,” Brown said on a conference call Friday. “It was probably the weakest dunk of my life, but I was so happy when it happened. It just started something big for me.
“I take pride...Read more »
Forget about going back to Cali. The Nets are once again bound for a little action in China.
As part of the NBA’s Global Games initiative, the Nets will play the Kings in a pair of preseason contests in China. They’ll meet Oct. 12 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and Oct. 15 at MasterCard Center in Beijing, some nine months after the Nets beat the Hawks 127-110 in London in regular season...Read more »
LONDON -- Some news notes and quotes from Nets practice at Imperial College on Tuesday:
-- Jason Kidd said Deron Williams, who didn’t make the trip, is “going through his rehab and we’ll see where he’s at when he gets back.” Kidd wouldn’t commit to Williams playing against the Knicks on Monday, saying he’ll take it “day-by-day.” Asked if Williams is frustrated, Kidd said: “He wants to be with...Read more »
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Nets welcomed another member of their walking wounded back last night.
Well, for nearly two whole quarters at least.
After sitting out the past two games with a sprained left ankle, Deron Williams returned to the mix against the Bobcats, only to leave late in the first half when he re-injured himself, forcing him to sit out the second half with another left ankle...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 »
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 »
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 »
The Nets practiced on Sunday rather than Monday, switching their scheduled off days with hopes they'd get the opportunity to hit the court again Tuesday in Hurricane Sandy's aftermath.
No such luck, though.
They've canceled Tuesday's practice in part due to the conditions -- downed trees, flooded streets and broken power lines -- and were tentatively still schedule to practice Wednesday...Read more »
Tyshawn Taylor is still in a post-draft fog and loving every minute of it.
As a Hoboken, N.J., native who grew up watching Nets and Knicks games, he couldn't be more thrilled to have been selected by Brooklyn with the 41st pick of last night's NBA Draft. Originally saddled with just the 57th pick, the Nets moved up to get the 6-4, 185-pound guard, trading with Portland so they could make him...Read more »