The Brooklyn Nets retired coach Jason Kidd’s number, then gave him an 86-62 preseason victory over the Miami Heat on Thursday night.
Boston was winless in its first three exhibition games under Stevens, who was hired away from Butler to take over the storied franchise at the age of 36.
Backup running back Andre Brown has broken his left leg for the second straight year, but he’s staying positive. “It’s not that bad of a break,” he said. “It’s just a tiny little crack in there.”
While Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith wait for Rex Ryan and the Jets to select a starter, Simms made a strong case to be No. 3 on Thursday night.
Simms will “play most, if not all, of the game” against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium, the New York Post reported.
The team did not announce the nature of the injury, but it is believed to be a hairline fracture.
“Nothing has been determined yet whether Geno will play in this game or not,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said Thursday. “Let’s make sure we’re clear on that.”
Teams played their first preseason game this week, offering coaches and GMs their first glimpse of the strengths and weakness of their roster.
Teams squared off against one another for the first time this season, often at full speed, and occasionally featuring first team offensive sets.
“It really was careless, I don’t care how much and how well he played the game, there are certain things that have to happen before you run the ball,” Tom Coughlin said Sunday in a conference call.
These catastrophes in first preseason games can’t be taken too seriously. What can, though, is the overall body of a summer’s work.
Banged-up and grieving, Justin Tuck contemplated retirement during the 2011 season. Consider it all behind him. The Giants defensive end now says he’s nowhere near calling it a career.
The New York Jets didn’t score a touchdown until their preseason finale in 2012. The team is hoping a new year — and a legitimate quarterback competition — will bring better results.
Move over, rookie. Mark Sanchez has a “slight” lead over Geno Smith in the Jets’ quarterback competition, according to Metro New York.