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Kidd and Coach K Share Mutual Respect in Quest for Gold

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Coach Mike Krzyzewski says the one big difference between this year's Team USA and failed US efforts in 2002, 2004 and 2006 is the presence of Jason Kidd. "It's nice when you...

The Nets' Subtle Youth Movement

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It's conventional wisdom to call the Nets old, based primarily on the ages of their two best players, Jason Kidd (34) and Vince Carter (30). But during the off-season, the Nets...

Jefferson, Arenas, Adams Take the Court in Tucson

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Fresh from unloading $3.5 million on his alma mater, Richard Jefferson can expect a lot of cheering Sunday at the annual Lute Olson Classic in Tucson. He will be playing...

Thorn: Can't Yet Gauge How Much Sean Williams Will Play

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In an interview with the Boston Herald, Rod Thorn was asked how much time he sees Sean Williams getting this year. Thorn responded as he has before, that Williams needs more...

No Joking Around as Team USA Prepares for Opener

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In four days, America's latest hope for the gold in basketball takes the court against Venezuela in Las Vegas. Team USA hopes to erase the disappointment of finishing sixth in...

Kidd Not Alone in Las Vegas

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When Jason Kidd steps on the court in Las Vegas Wednesday, he is likely to have his own Nets' cheering section. Already in the city is coach Lawrence Frank, who has been on hand...

Captain Kidd?

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As every Nets fan knows, Jason Kidd has been team captain since he stepped on the court in 2001. Kidd has also been an Olympic tri-captain and an All-Star captain. Now, it...

Iannazzone: Realistically, the Nets Are a 46-Win Team

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It may seem a bit early for pundits to start predicting season records, but that has not deterred Al Iannazzone from doing a month-by-month analysis of the Nets' schedule and...

Williams, Boone Part of Top 10 College Team

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Yahoo! Sports has chosen the top 10 NCAA basketball teams of the past 20 years--the "64 Era"--and the 2004 UConn team ranks No. 9. The team featured six first round picks,...

Team USA Resumes Training Wednesday

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Jason Kidd and Team USA resume training Wednesday in Las Vegas, with closed exhibition games against a team of young NBA stars part of the mix. Meanwhile, ESPN will broadcast...

Williams: Kidd and Carter Helped Me as a Person

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In an interview with InsideHoops, Marcus Williams talks about how Jason Kidd and Vince Carter not only helped him on the court but off it as well, saying Kidd in particular made...

Aldridge: Nets' Off-Season Ranks 18th

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David Aldridge, the TNT and Philadelphia Inquirer basketball commentator, has seen enough of the off-season to make his assessments. Barring a major trade, like the Nets...

Young Nets On the Move

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Al Iannazzone traces the movements of four of the youngest Nets--Antoine Wright, Josh Boone, Marcus Williams and Sean Williams--this off-season, offering up an itinerary of...

'Wanting to be one of the best players in the NBA' Motivates Carter

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In a Q&A with young fans a few days ago, Vince Carter says a desire to be one of the best players in the NBA "continually" motivates him. In the Q&A, on Carter's official...

Oakley, Ever Angry, Plots NBA Return

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Charles Oakley hasn't played in the NBA for three years, is 43 years old and writing a "tell-all" book about the NBA. Still, the car-wash entrepreneur says he is serious about making a return to...

New Stat Analysis Pegs Collins as Nets' Best Defender

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A new statistical analysis published by 82games.com ranks the league's players by a new defensive standard, one based on plus/minus and personal efficiency ratings rather than...

Condemnation Process Begins in Brooklyn

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The state Economic Development Corporation has begun the first steps towards condemning land for the Nets new arena in Brooklyn. The corporation has asked those residents and...

Kidd Thinking About His Legacy and the Hall of Fame

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The summer after he looked Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson in the statistical eye, is Jason Kidd thinking about his legacy? Whether beginning the hunt for Olympic gold or...

Confidence Critical for Center's Success

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His old coach, Paul Silas, has said it. The author of his biography has written about it. And even Jamaal Magloire hints at it. The Nets' new center needs a dose of confidence...

CBS: Nets have 'potentially the most formidable starting offense in the East'

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CBS Sportsline, in assessing NBA teams' summer moves, is offering the most optimistic punditry on the Nets' off-season. Quite simply, says the SportsXchange at CBS Sportsline:...

Marcus Williams Starring in LA Summer League

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Marcus Williams scored 41 points and Bobby Brown, who's trying out for the Hornets, totaled 40 to lead the Young Guns over the Stars, 138-128, in the Real Run Pro Summer League...

Sean Williams Among Rookies in NBA Photo Shoot

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It's hard to look athletic in a still photograph, but the Nets' Sean Williams pulls it off in this year's NBA Rookie Photo Shoot. Williams is featured in three of the photos. ...

Hollinger: Time for Thorn to Burn Up the Phone Lines, Avoid 43-39

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John Hollinger, who last year predicted both the Nets' injury problems and their 41-41 record, now believes that without a major trade fans should expect no better than a 43-39...

Nets Hope to Sell Out Luxury Suites in Brooklyn

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One reason the NBA considers the Continental Airlines Arena so antiquated is its lack of luxury suites, what used to be known as sky boxes. CAA has only 29, compared to the NBA...

City Hall, Ratner Near Compromise on Tax Abatements

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New York City and Bruce Ratner appear near a deal that would preserve but cut back the Nets' owner special tax abatement. The deal would also reinforce the city's commitment to...

Boki Ready

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After the season, Boki Nachbar went home to Slovenia for rest and relaxation. That didn't last long. The 6'-9 1/2" forward got bored and hustled back to New Jersey and the Nets...

Continental Airlines Arena No More

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When the Nets take the floor in November, they won't be playing at the Continental Airlines Arena. The venerable, some would say antiquated, facility will have a new name. ...

Playing Pick-Up With VC

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Daytona Beach News-Journal writer Tony Jones recently participated in a post-camp pick-up run with Vince Carter ... and lived to write about it. Vince showed off, but I still...

City Hall Threatens to Pull $100M in Ratner Subsidies

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For the first time since Bruce Ratner proposed a new arena and mini-city in downtown Brooklyn, New York City officials are threatening to pull their support. More importantly,...

Kidd Shows Vision in Team USA Scrimmage

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Jason Kidd didn't attempt a shot until the final minute of the State Farm Challenge Sunday night in Las Vegas, but he had an impact on the game from the start. Kidd and LeBron...

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