Lichtenstein: Small Nets Shock Mavericks With Big ComebackThat's right. Jason Kidd, on his 41st birthday, outwitted the Dallas’ Rick Carlisle, a championship coach, with the game on the line.
Johnson, Nets Edge Mavericks 107-104 In OT Joe Johnson scored 22 points, including the tying layup in regulation and the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime to lead the Brooklyn Nets past the Mavericks 107-104 Sunday night in Jason Kidd's return to Dallas as a coach.
Lichtenstein: Lucky? Psshh! Red-Hot Nets Are Straight-Up GoodDuring an NBA season, I get that teams need luck by the barrel to compete on a nightly basis. However, I submit to you that this Nets run has gone well beyond cosmic fortune.
Keidel: I Apologize To Jason Kidd -- As Should A Lot Of Other PeopleLike so many, I implored the Nets to jettison their fledgling coach after they plunged to a 10-21 record to start the season. Then the Nets went 23-9 in 2014 before their loss to the Wizards last week.
Lichtenstein: Nets Looking To Prove They Can Hang With Big Boys In EastThe “process,” as coach Jason Kidd likes to call it, has brought the Nets to this crucial juncture. A strong performance this week would send a message that Brooklyn belongs with more elite company.
Lichtenstein: Good Riddance To Nets' 3rd-Quarter CurseNo matter how well the Nets played in the first half, we crossed our fingers and bit our nails to the bone for the next 12 minutes. Not any more. Unless I just jinxed it.
Lichtenstein: How Sweet It Is — Nets Finally Find Way To Beat BullsOK, so it wasn't their Mount Everest -- that would equate to the NBA title this nearly $200 million roster was expected to compete for before a 10-21 start put a damper on things -- but I'll take baby steps.
Jason Collins Makes Home Debut At Brooklyn's Barclays CenterWith the crowd chanting his name, Collins finally entered the game in the waning moments. He played just three minutes, had no points, one rebound and one steal.
Pierce Scores 18, Nets Rebound In Rout Of NuggetsThe Nets didn't take long to put their worst loss in more than 10 years behind them. "We looked fresh after the back-to-back," Nets coach Jason Kidd said.
Lichtenstein: Nets Don't Believe In Kidd's System, Or At Least They Play Like They Don'tAll NBA teams have off nights, but few are as feckless as the Nets were Wednesday night in Portland during their 120-84 shellacking.
Jason Collins Finds A Welcoming Home In Nets' Locker Room Old teammate Jason Kidd coaches the team. Collins played with Joe Johnson in Atlanta and Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in Boston, and they are now the respected veterans in Brooklyn.
Nets Center Jason Collins Becomes NBA's 1st Openly Gay PlayerCollins 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.
Report: Clippers Join Nets In Considering Jason CollinsThe 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.
Lichtenstein: Jason Kidd Shows Growth With His DNPs 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.
Jason Kidd Named Eastern Conference Coach Of The Month 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.