Jason Collins became the NBA’s first active openly gay player Sunday. His only focus was how he played basketball.
It’s New Year’s resolution time. Here’s what prominent sports figures are (or should be) saying.
Kidd was introduced on Thursday as the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets, less than 24 hours after he was hired by the franchise that he led to its greatest NBA success.
Hello, Brooklyn. The Nets will introduce Kidd as their new head coach on Thursday at a 2 p.m. press conference at Barclays Center.
Kidd met with general manager Billy King on Monday and Shaw is expected to meet with the team Wednesday.
Brooklyn’s coaching search is “strongly pointing toward” Kidd after his meeting with team brass, the Post reported, adding that he’s “viewed as the leading candidate for the job.”
Kidd is interested in Brooklyn’ coaching position and plans to talk to the team this week, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday.
“There’s a lot of different stuff I may have the opportunity to do,” Kidd said. “If I play, I plan on playing for the Knicks. I got to be honest with myself. I’m a young man. (But) I got to see if I could still mentally do the grind all over again.”
Dirk Nowitzki had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks erased a 15-point deficit with a dominant second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 82-75 on Friday night.
The Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat 105-95 on Sunday night to wrap up the first NBA title in franchise history.
Jason Terry scored 30 points, Jason Kidd had a triple-double, and the Dallas Mavericks won their seventh straight game, 101-93 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.
Reserve J.J. Barea scored a season-high 19 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 16 despite a sprained ankle, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-90 on Friday night for their third straight victory.