Collins heard his name called early in the second quarter and headed to the scorer’s table to check in. When he walked onto the court, he became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the United States’ four major pro leagues.
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.
Kidd had to play the best guys to get the job done, regardless of emotional ties. Nets fans should be happy to see that he did just that.
The first-year coach, who has had his fair share of struggles since trading in his jersey for a jacket, has been named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for January.
To all those who have already touted Jason Kidd for Eastern Conference Coach of the Month of January for piloting the Nets to 10 wins in their first 12 games in 2014, know this: He was clearly the second-best coach on the sidelines Monday night.
Since Kidd adjusted his lineup in the New Year by moving Garnett, Pierce, and Johnson up one position number, the Nets’ offense has been much more free-flowing and less dependent on any particular player’s output.
Joe Johnson scored 25 points, as the Brooklyn Nets sent the Knicks to a fourth straight loss with a 103-80 victory Monday, evening this season’s New York rivalry at a game apiece.
Deron Williams returned to the Brooklyn Nets in a reserve role and Pablo Prigioni started for the Knicks as both New York teams got point guards back Monday.
The Nets have been hit by major injuries throughout the season. Head coach Jason Kidd has noticed guard Joe Johnson stepping up his game.
In a season of unpredictable twists and turns, the Nets happen to be one of the hottest teams in the league right now after winning their sixth in seven games. But let’s be real — they’re not championship caliber.
At six-foot seven and with a lengthy wingspan, Livingston’s size wrecked havoc on Miami on both ends. Livingston played 51 of the 58 minutes and filled up the stat sheet with 19 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, a steal and 3 blocked shots.
I get this kind of logic from my kids all the time: A followed B, therefore B caused A. But I also know that, unless ties were preventing oxygen from flowing to his brain, there’s more to this streak than Kidd ditching his neckwear.
It’s New Year’s resolution time. Here’s what prominent sports figures are (or should be) saying.
Smith’s hijinks occurred during a free-throw attempt by Dirk Nowitski, when he was subbed in with 2:08 left in the first half and promptly bent over to yank on the laces of Shawn Marion.
Whether it was a stroke of genius or dumb luck, Nets coach Jason Kidd concocted a new look for his team as it entered the New Year, pairing his two point guards.