Jason Kidd

Deron Williams (L) and GM Billy King (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: King Gets Second Chance To Get The Right Coach For Nets

Nets general manager Billy King’s pants must have been ablaze last week when he smiled through the unveiling of plans for a new state-of-the-art practice facility in Brooklyn.

07/01/2014

Jason Kidd (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Send Kidd To Bucks For 2 Picks; Coaching Search Underway

A person with knowledge of the details says the Bucks and Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a deal allowing Kidd to become Milwaukee’s coach. The Nets will receive a second-round draft pick in 2015 and 2019.

06/30/2014

Jason Kidd (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jason Is Kidding Himself If He Thinks Anyone Approves Of His Power Play

Jason Kidd’s reputation as a coach killer remains renowned. Just ask Larry Drew, who two days ago thought he was about to coach the perhaps resurgent Bucks back to NBA eminence. But Kidd had other plans, and rather grandiose ideas about himself.

06/30/2014

MIAMI, FL - MAY 08: Head coach Jason Kidd of the Brooklyn Nets reacts against the Miami Heat during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Top 5 Idiotic Jason Kidd Moments

Let’s break down Jason Kidd’s most idiotic moments after he left Brooklyn for Milwaukee.

06/30/2014

Jason Kidd (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Should Let Kidd Walk — And Then Dethrone King

Good riddance, J-Kidd. Hey, Milwaukee: Got any room in your front office for Billy King as well?

06/30/2014

Derek Fisher (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images), Jason Kidd (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Knicks Take Page From Nets’ Playbook, But Did They Even Read It?

So the Knicks actually think the Jason Kidd nouveau-coach experiment worked in Brooklyn this past season?

06/10/2014

Paul Pierce #34 and Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on May 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Nets Want To Keep Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rest Of Core

Pierce will be a free agent and showed he can still provide a team with scoring punch at 36. Garnett’s game is further gone as he prepares to turn 38 next week.

05/16/2014

Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets reacts in the final seconds of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on May 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Should Have Been Better — But They Weren’t

In as fitting an ending as you could script for this season, the host Heat roared back from an eight-point deficit in the last three minutes to send the Nets back to Brooklyn for good, 96-94.

05/15/2014

LeBron James of the Miami Heat puts on a show during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 12, 2014 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Facing Elimination, Nets Need Minor Miracle To Come Back Against Heat

Since James, Wade and Chris Bosh became teammates, the Heat are 8-0 in home games that could end a series. Two of those wins came against Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett when they were wearing Boston green.

05/14/2014

LeBron James of the Miami Heat puts on a show during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 12, 2014 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Depth No Match For Miami’s 1-Man Show

The cold truth is that these guys are limited in what they can be counted on to do night-in and night-out. And this series has proven that those limits make it awfully hard to take down a King.

05/13/2014

The Nets’ Paul Pierce reacts in the second quarter against the Miami Heat during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 10, 2014, in Brooklyn. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: If Not Your Admiration, Nets At Least Deserve Your Attention

Still want to talk Knicks? Phil Jackson and Steve Kerr? There’s a far better story going on in Brooklyn, one that you really should start paying attention to.

05/12/2014

Paul Pierce (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ Paul Pierce On Heat: ‘They’re Not Unbeatable’

Paul Pierce called the Miami Heat a juggernaut. He insisted they are still the team to beat. So yes, the Brooklyn Nets have plenty of respect for the two-time defending NBA champions — and no fear.

05/12/2014

LeBron James of the Miami Heat shoots against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 6, 2014 in Miami. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Know Nets Will Make Adjustments For Game 2

Miami knows Brooklyn will be tweaking something — maybe lots of somethings — before the teams meet Thursday night in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, with the Heat holding a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven matchup.

05/08/2014

Jason Kidd (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Jason Kidd Folded The Tent Early In Series Opener Against Heat

Who knows? Maybe the Heat were too strong and would have won Game 1 anyway. That doesn’t excuse Kidd for not playing the guys who gave the Nets their best chance to dethrone the King and his court.

05/07/2014

Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Kidd On WFAN: Nets Taking Team-First Mentality Into Hostile Miami

They say star players win championships. The Heat have three of them — and two straight titles. Kidd and the Nets are hoping to stop them in their tracks.

05/06/2014

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