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Hardaway Sr.: Trade makes Kidd's job easier

Tim Hardaway works for the Heat, so he's aware of what it takes to win a championship.

Hardaway, who's a community liason and scout for the franchise he played for from 1996-2001, thinks the Nets did themselves some serious justice by landing sage veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce along with Jason Terry in that blockbuster deal that came together during draft night Thursday.

"Man,...

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Nets announce Jason Kidd's staff

Detroit Pistons head coach Lawrence Frank signals from

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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...

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Report: Nets trying to trade for Garnett, Pierce

Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett, right, has words

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The Nets are trying to land Celtics veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in a blockbuster trade, according to Yahoo! Sports.

A potential deal could include Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks and three future first-round picks going to Boston in exchange for Garnett and Pierce. No trade is imminent, the report states, and if it does happen, it probably couldn't go through until...

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Jay Bilas: Nets can find value pick in 20s

The top prospects for the 2013 NBA Draft

Jay Bilas doesn't feel this is a watered down draft.

Bilas, ESPN's college basketball analyst, thinks the Nets can find value if they stay pat at No. 22. In Bilas' eyes, there's should still be plenty of talent available in the latter stages of the first round when the draft gets going at the Barclays Center Thursday night.

"I believe that this being a weak draft has been totally...

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Nets will play regular-season game in London

Deron Williams (8) and Brook Lopez (11) celebrate

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The Nets are headed to London.

Brooklyn will take on the Hawks in a regular-season matchup Jan. 16 at the O2 Arena, the NBA announced Tuesday. The contest is part of the league's Global Games, another initiative to help promote the brand internationally.

Tickets go on sale in October.

“It is always an honor to represent the league overseas,” Deron Williams said in a statement....

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Brook Lopez has third surgery on right foot

Brook Lopez reacts to a call in the

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Make that three surgeries on Brook Lopez's right foot.

The Nets announced Monday that their All-Star 7-foot center had a procedure done to replace a screw in his foot. Lopez, who signed a four-year, $60-million deal last offseason, is expected to be back on the basketball court sometime in August, which gives him plenty of time to get himself ready before training camp tips off in October.

“During...

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Kidd's presence aiding Nets in draft prep

Jason Kidd is announced as the new head

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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...

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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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Kidd: 'It's a dream come true'

Nets GM Billy King and Jason Kidd announce

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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...

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