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Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.

Kevin Garnett preaches patience

Kevin Garnett shoots over the Cleveland Cavaliers' Anderson

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CLEVELAND -- Kevin Garnett mean-mugged, scrunching his face up into a pretend angry scowl as he tried to explain how his new teammates were anxious for instant results.

The Nets had just lost their season opener to the Cavaliers, falling 98-94 Wednesday night after failing to knock down any clutch baskets late in the fourth quarter with their starting point guard on the bench. Garnett, seated...

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Nets eager to start their journey

Nets' Paul Pierce, left, and Jason Terry watch

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CLEVELAND -- They filed into Quicken Loans Arena shortly before 10 a.m., going over their final preparations before getting things tipped off in this rust belt city Wednesday evening.

The new-look Nets were all business, but there’s no denying there’s a sense of excitement and anticipation as they get set to begin a much-hyped 2013-14 campaign.

“It feels good, our first game of the season,...

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Deron Williams encouraged, unsure about playing in preseason finale

Nets point guard Deron Williams speaks to reporters

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Coral Gables, Fla. -- Just for kicks, after he'd wrapped up his second full contact practice of the preseason Thursday afternoon, Deron Williams threw down a pair dunks.

First, Williams playfully dunked right-handed and then proceeded to do a reverse, testing his right ankle and doing so knowing the assembled media was in clear view. It may sound like nothing, but those pair of dunks represented...

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Nets ready for preseason opener

Nets' Paul Pierce, left, and Jason Terry watch

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WASHINGTON -- It's about that time.

Roughly around 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Nets shuffled through the bowels of the Verizon Center, preparing for the first game of what they hope is a long journey that runs deep into June. They're tipping off a new era when they meet the Wizards in their preseason opener, one that has them unsure just how long it's going to take for them to effectively mesh together.

"I...

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Nets leave Duke feeling satisfied

Nets general manager Billy King, left, talks with

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DURHAM, N.C. -- It's back to the Big Apple.

The Nets broke the early portion of training camp Saturday, proclaiming it a success. Five days of practice at Duke University are in the books, and they feel they got their work in before heading back home to prepare for Tuesday's preseason opener against the Wizards in Washington, D.C.

"I feel like we improved every day, both defenisvely...

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Paul Pierce: Nets have all the championship ingredients

New Nets player Paul Pierce at a press

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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....

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Nets to hold training camp at Duke

New Nets players Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and

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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...

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Billy King shrugs off Kirilenko envy

Joe Johnson, left, assumes a low profile as

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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...

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Source: Nets agree to deal with Bojan Bogdanovic

Bogdan Bogdanovic of Serbia's BC Partizan is challenged

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Bojan Bogdanovic will indeed be a member of the Nets next season.

The Nets have reached an agreement with Bogdanovic, according to a source. The deal is for three years, with the third reportedly being a player option.

A second-round pick whose rights were acquired from the Timberwolves during the 2011 draft, the 6-6 Bogdanovic played for Istanbul-based Fenerbahce the past two seasons....

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Jason Kidd learning coaching on the fly

Jason Kidd is announced as the new head

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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...

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