TAG: Brooklyn Nets

Smack / Jul 21, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Kirilenko Says Kidd Couldn’t Handle Pressure Of Brooklyn

Andrei Kirilenko (Gary A. Vasquez, USATODAY)

Jason Kidd’s sudden departure from the Brooklyn Nets certainly didn’t sit well with Andrei Kirilenko. In a wide-ranging interview concerning the state of his team, Kirilenko said that Kidd couldn’t handle the pressure that accompanies playing and coaching for Brooklyn. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 13, 2014 / 11:45 am

Report: Paul Pierce Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Wizards

Trevor Ariza, Paul Pierce

After one year in Brooklyn, Paul Pierce is moving on to the Washington Wizards, Marc Stein of ESPN first reported last night. He has agreed to sign for two years and close to $11 million after Trevor Ariza had moved on from the Wiz to join the Rockets. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 9, 2014 / 11:30 am

Report: Cavs Deal Jack In Three-Team Trade To Open Up Space For LeBron

Jarrett Jack, Deron Williams

The Cavs haven’t had enough cap space to offer presumptive free agent signee LeBron James the max contract he desires, but they opened up enough room in a three-team trade involving the Nets and Celtics, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports. Cleveland now has the cap space to offer LeBron the maximum allowable contract he’s said he wants, opening up the door for his much ballyhooed return to Ohio. Read More »

Smack / Jul 8, 2014 / 11:15 am

Paul Pierce Is Still Alive At The World Series Of Poker

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce has become a regular at the World Series of Poker events held in Las Vegas every year. Yesterday, he played in Day 1 of the main event and held his own. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 3, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: Clippers, Nets Talk Pierce Trade

Paul Pierce

That the Los Angeles Clippers have interest in Paul Pierce is old news. Now, their desire to land the future Hall-of-Famer has become a bit more serious. According to ESPN, the Clippers have had discussions with the Brooklyn Nets on a sign-and-trade that would bring Pierce to LA. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 2, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Nets Hire Lionel Hollins To Replace Kidd

Lionel Hollins

The Brooklyn Nets’ brief coaching search is over. In the wake of Jason Kidd’s blazing, unapologetically Machiavellian departure to the Milwaukee Bucks, the team announced it has hired Lionel Hollins as head coach. Read More »

NBA / Jun 30, 2014 / 11:15 am

UPDATE: Kidd Headed To Milwaukee For Pair Of Second-Round Picks

Jason Kidd

It seems only a matter of time before the perpetually embattled Jason Kidd will assume the autonomous coaching and front office position for the Milwaukee Bucks that the Brooklyn Nets refused him. According to reports, Kidd is likely headed to Milwaukee in return for second-round pick(s). Read More »

Latest News / Jun 29, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Kidd Wants Dual Front Office/Coaching Role; Likely Out In Brookyln

Jason Kidd

It wasn’t long ago that Jason Kidd the head coach intentionally spilled a drink on the court to try and steal the league’s most expensive team in history its fifth win through the first 15 games of last season. It speaks volumes of the Brooklyn Nets’ turnaround and Kidd’s improvement on the sideline that such an embarrassing moment has mostly been forgotten. The future Hall-Of-Famer could be considered one of basketball’s brightest young coaches after leading the Nets to a 34-17 record once the calendar flipped to 2014, and he’s begun wielding the clout that comes with such a distinction by reportedly requesting front office and decision-making power from Brooklyn ownership. The problem for Kidd? Mikhail Prokhorov and company are refusing to give it to him and will likely sever ties with Kidd as a result. Read More »

NBA / Jun 9, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Dime Q&A: The Teague Brothers Shine A Light On The City They Love

Marquis Teague, Jeff Teague

The Teague brothers, Marquis and Jeff, provided a high level free basketball camp for boys grades 4-8 this past Saturday, June 7 at their Indianapolis Pike High School alma mater. Coming from the inner city, Jeff and Marquis Teague have banded together to provide an elite basketball instruction camp that will not only help the youngsters with their skills, but — perhaps more importantly — help kids grasp the concept of basketball as a tool to reach college and improve their future. Read More »

Latest News / May 15, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Paul Pierce Is Interested In Signing With Clippers

Paul Pierce

You never expect it. You never expect to see the day your idols grow old. Old and slow, and stubborn and forgotten. The pull-up jumpers start falling short. The legs start giving out. Paul Pierce isn’t the same player he once was. That player wouldn’t have asked to guard LeBron and then proceed to get lit up for 49 points. But the Truth still has something left, and he says he intends to play for another year or two. Read More »