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

Mark Jackson: Jason Kidd 'a great hire'

Head coach Mark Jackson of the Golden State

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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...

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LeBron James pleased Nets tabbed Jason Kidd

Miami Heat forward LeBron James speaks with reporters

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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...

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Report: Jason Kidd pursuing Nets' coaching job

Jason Kidd prepares for Game 5 against the

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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...

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Reports: Grizzlies give Lionel Hollins permission to speak to other teams

Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins shouts during the

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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...

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P.J. Carlesimo: Avery Johnson did Nets' dirty work

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 02: Head coach P.J.

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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...

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Phil Jackson: Nets were a 'good situation'

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson gestures

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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.

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Nets preparing for Bulls' counterpunch

Nets' CJ Watson is fouled while shooting a

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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...

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Bulls' Joakim Noah could miss series opener

Joakim Noah's status is uncertain for the first

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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...

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Jay Z: 'My job as an owner is over'

Jay-Z performs at the "Made In America" music

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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...

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P.J.: Humphries' success critical to Nets' postseason hopes

Kris Humphries reacts after hitting a basket during

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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...

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