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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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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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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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Report: Nets reach out to Jeff Van Gundy

Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy tries to

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Apparently, Jeff Van Gundy is indeed on the Nets' radar.

The Nets have reached out to Van Gundy and established preliminary contact with the current ESPN/ABC analyst, according to a tweet from Los Angeles-based NBA Hall of Fame reporter Mark Heisler. The call, Heisler reports, was only introductory but Van Gundy didn't say no.

Van Gundy had initially been considered a potential candidate...

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Report: Celtics denied Nets permission to talk to Doc

Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers reacts to

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Scratch Doc Rivers' name off the Nets' wish list.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge denied the Nets permission to speak to Rivers about their head coaching gig, according to ESPNBoston.com.

There's been speculation about Rivers' future in Boston since the Celtics were eliminated by the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs earlier this month. Rivers, who still...

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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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Brook Lopez left off All-NBA teams

Brook Lopez of the Nets shoots past Joakim

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brook Lopez's best season as a pro resulted in his first All-Star appearance, but it wasn't good enough to land the Nets' center on either one of the league's three All-NBA teams.

Lopez received a total of 132 points, by far the most of any player who wasn't selected. The 7-footer also collected seven first-team votes. However, he was beaten out by Tim Duncan, Marc...

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Minus coach, Nets working toward draft

Nets GM Billy King talks to media at

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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...

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