Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.
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 »
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 »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Along with scores of team executives from each one of the NBA’s 30 franchises, the Nets’ brass was out in full force at the PNY Center Wednesday, watching on as a portion of the 44 invited draft hopefuls showcased their talents at the team’s practice facility.
Flanked by some of his trusty personnel, which included his assistant GM Bobby Marks -- the guy who came up...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- They were loose, joking around with each other as they normally do.
Keith Bogans threw a towel in Joe Johnson’s face while he was conducting interviews. Gerald Wallace was getting on Johnson about some of their friendly shooting practice battles, perhaps wanting another crack at him.
For a team that’s hours away from playing in one of the biggest games...Read more »
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...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Kris Humphries has been on the outs for the better part of the last two weeks, particularly since P.J. Carlesimo dropped him from the rotation last week.
But that may be changing in the near future.
Carlesimo indicated he's going to find a way to slide Humphries, who was benched in the rotation in favor or Mirza Teletovic, into the mix once more.
"We've...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When Deron Williams emerged from the locker room at the PNY Center after his post-practice shower, he was sporting a white T-shirt with two words on it.
At least when Williams does that now, it’s not as painful. The platelet rich plasma therapy procedure he received leading into the All-Star break has really taken affect, and Williams admitted...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When Reggie Evans was first introduced to the media following his sign-and-trade with the Clippers, he left no bones about his intentions on the offensive end.
“I ain’t trying to score,” he said in July.
But now, Evans is understanding that line of thought may have to change, particularly with him in the starting lineup. Although he viewed things in a different...Read more »
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams' numbers are up in many key statistical areas over the past few weeks.
But there's one number that's still irking him: turnovers. Williams is averaging 3.6 turnovers per game since the All-Star break, up from the 2.8 per game clip average through the season's first 50 games.
No doubt, that's alarming and he's fully aware it can't continue.
"I...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 »