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

Reunion arena for Kidd, Carlisle

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle calls to his

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Jason Kidd jotted down notes in a pad when he played in Dallas under Rick Carlisle for four seasons, winning a NBA title with him in 2011.

So the Nets coach learned a few things from Carlisle and he’ll get the chance Friday night to show how much the pupil has picked up from the teacher.

“Carlisle is one of the best in the league,” Kidd said. “He’s been doing it for a long time. He has...

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Deron: I have to take better care of the ball

Deron Williams wipes his face during the first

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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...

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Deron: Cuban's absence helped spur decision to stay

Deron Williams talks to his teammates during practice

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams had a few questions for Mark Cuban during free agency, ones that only the Mavericks' owner could truly answer.

But Cuban was in Los Angeles shooting his ABC show "Shark Tank," leaving it up to Mavs coach Rick Carlisle, president of basketball operations of Donnie Nelson and consultant Michael Finley.

Asked after practice Monday at the...

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Kidd: Deron almost bolted home to Dallas

If the Knicks are able to sign Jason

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Everyone knows Deron Williams was torn while mulling his free agent decision, but Jason Kidd said Williams nearly took his talents home to Dallas rather than re-sign with the Nets.

Kidd, who played golf on Long Island with Williams last week leading into free agency, indicated that the Nets' recent flurry of roster moves might've been the difference in Williams ultimately electing to play...

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Deron chooses Brooklyn over Dallas

UPDATE: Williams re-signed with the Nets. DERON WILLIAMS

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Deron Williams has made his decision: he's Brooklyn bound.

The free agent point guard announced his choice on Twitter just after 7 p.m., ending the Nets' lengthy courtship. Ever since they traded for him in February of last year, the Nets tried to sell Williams on the prospect of starting something new in Brooklyn and being the face of franchise.

Now, that'll be the case when the Nets...

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Trade discussions for Dwight resume

Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard speaks with reporters at

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Getting Joe Johnson might not preclude the Nets from landing Dwight Howard after all.

The Nets are once again engaged in trade taks with the Magic, trying to acquire Howard to give them their own version of the Big Three, according to several reports. The proposed deal would send Howard to Nets for Brook Lopez and Kris Humpries -- both in sign and trades -- along with promising guard MarShon...

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