TAG: Jason Kidd

NBA / Oct 10, 2013 / 2:00 pm

The 10 NBA Players Under The Most Pressure This Season

Derrick Rose

As we move steadily towards the start of the season, quite a few teams are looking at this season as a potentially franchise-determining endeavor. Miami is seeking a three-peat. Houston Chicago, Oklahoma City, Indianapolis, San Antonio, Memphis, Manhattan and Brooklyn and the L.A. Clippers are seeking to claim the prize for themselves. Each of these teams have put a fair amount of pressure upon themselves. But the NBA is a player’s league. Here are 10 players who have the spotlight on them from minute one, with an already bright glare that has the potential to turn withering. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 4, 2013 / 12:30 pm

Report: Jason Kidd Suspended Two Games After Pleading Guilty To DWI

Jason Kidd

New Nets coach Jason Kidd was arrested for driving while his abilities were impaired by alcohol in the summer of 2012 — right as he joined the Knicks for his final season as a player. Because of the guilty plea this summer, the NBA announced this morning it has suspended him for the first two games of the 2013-14 season. An annoying antecedent for Nets fans: he could have served the suspension during his final season playing. Read More »

NBA / Sep 25, 2013 / 5:15 pm

The 8 Best Teams In The Eastern Conference This Year

LeBron James

The NBA season is quickly approaching, and as fans, this is sure to be a promising season with many headlines. LeBron James and the Miami Heat are on the hunt for a third straight championship, unless Derrick Rose, holding the most anticipated comeback in sports this year, has something to say about the reign of terror in the East. Read More »

NBA / Sep 25, 2013 / 4:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Paul Pierce On Going Back To Boston, The Knicks & “Cornbread” Maxwell

Paul Pierce

The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks have been slinging verbal arrows at one another all summer. So when Dime spoke with Paul Pierce during Hellman’s 100th birthday yesterday at Pier 84 along the Hudson River, we were expecting at least one Knicks quote. But Pierce would rather let his play do the talking. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Sep 12, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Jason Kidd Kids Carmelo Anthony About Signing With The Lakers As The New York Rivalry Continues

Carmelo Anthony (photo. Instagram/nyknicks)

After LeBron James was mum on his plans for next season, Carmelo Anthony followed suit at a charity event yesterday. But not before his former teammate, Jason Kidd, got in a quip about Melo’s possible free agency next summer. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Sep 10, 2013 / 12:30 am

Brooklyn Nets Set To Retire Jason Kidd’s No. 5 During Preseason

Jason Kidd

The Brooklyn Nets announced today they plan to retire Jason Kidd‘s No. 5 during an October 17th preseason game against the defending champion Heat on national television. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Sep 4, 2013 / 10:00 am

Jay-Z Sells Nets Share To Coach Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd

The Nets ownership stake Jay-Z bought in for was largely ceremonial. It’s not that .067 percent of the new Brooklyn Nets wasn’t expensive, it cost 500K, it’s that it was dwarfed by the Russian tycoon, Mikhail Prokhorov and the 80 percent majority share he bought in 2008. Now Jay’s fractional ownership stake has passed on to the coach of the team, Jason Kidd. The New York Post reports that HOVA sold his stake to Kidd, conflict of interest be damned. Read More »

NBA / Aug 26, 2013 / 10:30 pm

Coach Jason Kidd Wants To “Push” Deron Williams Back To Double-Digit Assists Next Season

Jason Kidd, Deron Williams

Despite playing around the same number of minutes as he has since his sophomore season in the NBA, Deron Williams averaged a career-low 7.7 assists last season in over 36 minutes of action. While many blame ankle problems and his supporting cast, new coach Jason Kidd believes it’s his conditioning that will get him back to averaging double-digit assists next season. Read More »

NBA / Aug 5, 2013 / 2:30 pm

Reunited: The Top 10 NBA “Homecomings” You Should Be Excited About This Season

Chauncey Billups

This season, we’ll see what feels like an unprecedented number of players and coaches reunited with their former teams. After a flurry of offseason moves, we’re taking a moment to celebrate some of the best “homecomings” of the upcoming 2013-2014 season. Read More »

2013 Free Agency, NBA, Video / Jul 18, 2013 / 11:15 pm

Watch Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce & Jason Terry As They’re Formally Introduced To Brooklyn

GarnettPierceTerry

Brooklyn Nets general manager, Billy King, owner, Mikhail Prokhorov and coach Jason Kidd were on hand at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn today to formally welcome the addition of former-Celtics stars, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to their star-studded team. Read More »