The undersized Nets worked out Collins during the All-Star break, general manager Billy King confirmed on Thursday. Collins would become the NBA’s first openly gay active player if he’s signed.
Hopefully, as Kidd explained in his press conference, this was all about basketball and not something related to Frank’s personal situation.
“I think the first thing I thought was, ‘Wow, Ray got killed for leaving Boston, and now these guys are leaving Boston,’” the nine-time NBA All-Star said.
All those questions directed at the newcomers at the press conference would have been more appropriate for Williams, the man with that one ball in his hands most often.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the Nets have agreed a mega-deal that brings Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to Brooklyn.
Nets general manager Billy King called the Celtics about the possibility of working out a deal for the future Hall of Famer, but he hasn’t heard back from Boston, multiple sources told the New York Daily News.
Knicks fans will be seeing a whole lot less of Doc Rivers next season and beyond.
Doc Rivers would be the Knicks’ best coach since Pat Riley — sorry Jeff Van Gundy, but it’s true — and that hiring would make the Jason Kidd signing look like nothing more than a PR stunt.
According to a report, the Nets and former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy have begun preliminary talks over their head coaching position.
The Celtics have denied the Nets the opportunity to speak with coveted head coach Doc Rivers.
The Nets may have made great strides in 2012-13, but a bad choice and some bad luck could easily make them laughingstocks once again.
“I’m not going to say if we have or not,” Brooklyn general manager Billy King told WFAN on Tuesday. “Basically, I want to talk to Phil, see what he’s going to do, what he wants to do, and talk some basketball.”
Outside of the cities that the respective teams represent, there is little that connects the 2004 Yankees and Red Sox to the 2013 Knicks and Celtics.
The Knicks will try to end their best-of-seven series Wednesday night in front of New York’s fans — and Anthony is confident his team can get it done.
The Knicks could be without sixth man J.R. Smith against the Celtics in Game 4 if the league decides to suspend him.