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

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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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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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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Billy King: Search is underway, starts with Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson walks off the court after a

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Billy King is ready to chat it up with Phil Jackson and see if the man with 11 rings wants to coach the Nets.

The Nets general manager admitted the search is now officially underway for P.J. Carlesimo’s successor and it’s going to start by gauging Jackson’s interest. King suggested he’s still awaiting Jackson’s response to the inquiry, which was reported by NBA.com Monday.

“As I’ve said,...

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