NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It just keeps getting more and more interesting in Brooklyn.
One night after acquiring Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry from the Celtics in a blockbuster trade, Nets general manager Billy King is interested in signing free-agent center Jason Collins, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Collins, of course, made history in April when he became the first active male athlete in the four major American pro sports to come out as gay.
The 34-year-old was drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets and played in New Jersey from 2001-2008. According to Wojnarowski, he has a very good relationship with Nets head coach Jason Kidd and Lawrence Frank, who is now an assistant under Kidd.