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  1. Report: Nets’ coach Jason Kidd has backing of management

    Nov 25, 2013, 1:24 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Brooklyn Nets

    The Brooklyn Nets are a hot mess. They have key injuries (Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Andrei Kirilenko, Jason Terry), they have an offense that devolves into isolation plays that are easy to defend, and they have a defense that is without cohesion (especially when Brook Lopez is out). They have lost five in a…

  2. While it’s too early to judge Jason Kidd the coach, whispers around league not kind

    Nov 19, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Clippers

    Jason Kidd was given a Herculean task: Take six current or former All-Stars, a team with a ridiculous $100 million payroll, and meld all of it into a team that can win a title — and by the way, you have pretty much a one-year window to do that. Hiring Kidd as a coach fresh…

  3. Jason Kidd to agree to plea deal for DWI, league suspension likely to follow

    Jul 16, 2013, 8:43 AM EDT

    NBA Draft Basketball

    Last summer, after he had signed on to play for the Knicks in what turned out to be his final season as a player, Jason Kidd was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) after he crashed his SUV into a tree. Fortunately, nobody was injured. Now comes time to pay that bill and Kidd is…

  4. Jason Kidd to begin coaching career with Nets at Orlando’s Summer League

    Jun 15, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Former NBA basketball star Kidd speaks at a news conference to announce him as the new Head Coach of the Brooklyn Nets NBA basketball team in Brooklyn

    The hiring of Jason Kidd to be the next head coach of the Brooklyn Nets raised some eyebrows around the league, mainly due to his complete lack of coaching experience at any level in the past. LeBron James wasn’t concerned that it would be an issue, citing the success of Mark Jackson with the Warriors…

  5. Marcus Camby returning to Knicks

    Jun 14, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v New York Knicks

    The Knicks drew mocking for having four players who were at least 38 years old before the season began. New York hasn’t exactly set itself up to be a young team next year, but the antiques are mostly gone. Kurt Thomas was waived. Rasheed Wallace retired. Jason Kidd is coaching the Nets. But Marcus Camby…

  6. Jason Kidd talks getting Nets job, how good Stockton was (Dan Patrick Show)

    Jun 14, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

    Former NBA basketball star Kidd speaks at a news conference to announce him as the new Head Coach of the Brooklyn Nets NBA basketball team in Brooklyn

    New Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd (that is still really weird to type) swung by the Dan Patrick Show on Friday to talk about how he convinced Billy King this was a good hire. Other topics of interest came up as well, including how Kidd thinks John Stockton is the greatest point guard ever. I…

  7. LeBron likes Jason Kidd’s chances to succeed as Nets’ new head coach

    Jun 14, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

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    SAN ANTONIO — The Nets announced the hiring of Jason Kidd as their new head coach on Wednesday, and while there are legitimate questions as to whether he can make the transition so quickly from player to coach, the reaction has been mostly positive. Go ahead and count LeBron James among the believers. Speaking before…

  8. Nets coach Kidd has court date on DWI charge next week

    Jun 13, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

    File of Mavericks guard Kidd watching from the bench against the Spurs  during their NBA basketball game in Dallas, Texas

    Last summer, then Knicks player Jason Kidd drove his car off the road and hit a pole while driving in the Hamptons. He was charged with driving while intoxicated. From the start he was going to challenge the charges and pled not guilt. Now Nets head coach Kidd will do that next week, on June…

  9. D-Will, other NBA players respond to Kidd being hired by Nets

    Jun 13, 2013, 9:57 AM EDT

    Jason Kidd

    One of the advantages Jason Kidd had in his quest to get the Brooklyn Nets coaching job was a long-standing good relationship with Deron Williams. The Nets aren’t going to be able to do much to improve their roster this summer, they need to count on player improvement and guys being coached up. The sense…

  10. Reports: Jason Kidd finalizes deal, will be Nets new coach

    Jun 12, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT

    Knicks Media Day Basketball

    Wednesday afternoon part of the Brooklyn Nets management team spent better than four hours listening to Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw explain why he should be the new head coach in Brooklyn. Reportedly it was a very good presentation. But the other part of management was finalizing a deal with Jason Kidd to go…

  11. Report: Nets negotiating with Kidd to be coach but no deal yet; Nets meeting with Shaw

    Jun 12, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT

    File of Mavericks guard Kidd watching from the bench against the Spurs  during their NBA basketball game in Dallas, Texas

    It’s not a done deal yet. It’s close, the Brooklyn Nets are deep in negotiations with Jason Kidd on a three-year contract, something reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Brian Geltzeiler of SheridanHoops.com. While both of them say a contract has been offered, the negotiations are still ongoing and nothing is locked in yet. The…

  12. Report: Kidd “strong frontrunner” for Nets job; Stan Van Gundy not sold on move

    Jun 11, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT

    Jason Kidd

    When it was first floated that Jason Kidd could step right off the floor into the role of head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, there was a whole lot of “are you sure about that?” Stan Van Gundy still feels that way (we’ll get to that later). But the Nets are apparently getting very serious…

  13. Chauncey Billups wins inaugural NBA Teammate of the Year award

    Jun 9, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

    Chauncey Billups

    Whether he was in uniform or in a suit on the sidelines as he recovered from a torn Achilles, a lot of Clippers players would turn to Chauncey Billups for advice. How to deal with certain defenses, how to cover particular players, whatever it was he was like another assistant coach for the team. So…

  14. Report: Jason Kidd lobbying to get Nets coaching job

    Jun 9, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT

    File of Mavericks guard Kidd watching from the bench against the Spurs  during their NBA basketball game in Dallas, Texas

    Jason Kidd is a smart player, a guy very respected in the locker room, but is he really ready to step directly into a coach’s seat? He wants to — Kidd wants to be the Brooklyn Nets head coach next season, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Freshly retired NBA star Jason Kidd is pursuing…

  15. Gregg Popovich was on fire at first Finals press conference

    Jun 5, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Gregg Popovich

    I pity the sideline reporter who gets to talk to Gregg Popovich in game Thursday night, they will be lucky to get a sentence out of the guy. However, when Popovich is in the mood to talk, he is both funny and insightful. It’s the side we always hear about — Popovich is a guy…

  16. Mark Cuban correctly predicted future of their relationship while feuding with Jason Kidd

    Jun 5, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

    File of Mavericks guard Kidd watching from the bench against the Spurs  during their NBA basketball game in Dallas, Texas

    Mark Cuban was mad Jason Kidd left the Mavericks to sign with the Knicks, and the Dallas owner didn’t hide his feelings. Between saying “I was pissed” and “It hurt my feelings, period,” Cuban also said “I’m sure I’ll get over it at some point.” That day has come. Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning…

  17. Jason Kidd career highlights… man he was good (VIDEO)

    Jun 5, 2013, 12:17 AM EDT

    File of Mavericks guard Kidd watching from the bench against the Spurs  during their NBA basketball game in Dallas, Texas

    If all you have ever seen of Jason Kidd is the guy from the last few years, from his second stint with the Dallas Mavericks and his short run with the Knicks… man, you missed out. Kidd, who announced his retirement Monday,  was the best point guard of his generation. Better than Nash, better than…

  18. Karl Malone talks Jordan vs. Lebron, his all time starting five (VIDEO)

    Jun 4, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT

    Disneyland 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Hall of Fame power forward — and now Utah Jazz big man coach — Karl Malone swung by the Dan Patrick show today and was very Karl Malone. Well, I think we all expected a little more referencing himself in the third person, but he was still in rare form. Dan Patrick gets him talking…

  19. NBA players react to retirement of Jason Kidd

    Jun 3, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    Jason Kidd

    It wasn’t a total surprise that Jason Kidd decided to hang up his shoes and retire from the NBA. He wasn’t young. However you had to know Kidd’s announcement would draw a lot of reaction from around the NBA as he is one of the most respected players in the league. After 19 years, he’s…

  20. Jason Kidd announces his retirement

    Jun 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Knicks Media Day Basketball

    He had an amazing, 19-year NBA career. A Hall of Fame career. But it is over — Jason Kidd has announced he has retired from the NBA. The New York Knicks made the announcement, via their Website manager Jonah Ballow. “My time in professional basketball has been an incredible journey, but one that must come…

  21. Jason Kidd undecided about returning next season

    May 31, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

    Jason Kidd, D.J. Augustin

    The Knicks expect Jason Kidd will return next season. Kidd said his “plan” is to come back, too. But the guard still hasn’t completely made up his mind. Kidd, via Marc Berman of the New York Post: “I am thinking about it. We’ll see. I have to make a decision. We’ll see what happens. Right…

  22. Report: Knicks want J.R. Smith back, but his brother Chris… not so much

    May 27, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT

    "A Year In A New York Minute" Photo Exhibition

    Last season Chris Smith — the brother of Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith — spent time with the Knicks D-League affiliate. The Knicks may want to add a more athletic, explosive point guard this summer (even if they keep both Pablo Prigioni and Jason Kidd) and the Knicks certainly want to re-sign free…

  23. Wednesday And-1 links: The Knicks expect Jason Kidd back

    May 22, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT

    New York Knicks guard Kidd looks down during their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Knicks GM Glen Grunwald says after his exit meeting with Jason Kidd, he…

  24. J.R. Smith, likely entering free agency, says he ‘wants to retire a Knick’

    May 19, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Indiana Pacers - Game Six

    J.R. Smith had an incredible regular season for the Knicks, and was every bit deserving of the Sixth Man of the Year honor he was given for that performance. He also was brutal in the postseason, struggling to find his shot ever since he was suspended for Game 4 in the first round of the…

  25. Small ball, no George Hill, enough for Knicks to win, stave off elimination

    May 16, 2013, 11:37 PM EDT

    New York Knicks' Chris Copeland celebrates a basket in the second half with his teammate Carmelo Anthony during the Knicks' 85-75 win over the Indiana Pacers' in Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff basketball series in New York

    The Knicks didn’t solve the Pacers defense Thursday night. New York made some good little runs — with George Hill out for Indiana Raymond Felton was getting into the lane and making things happen more often, plus Chris Copeland showed why he should get more run — but overall the Knicks scored a pedestrian 85…

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