BROOKLYN -- As the 2013 NBA Draft was held Thursday evening, the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics shocked the NBA in consummating a blockbuster trade that would send Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry to New York's biggest borough. This is exactly what Brooklyn needed to not only challenge but also be a threat to the back-to-back defending NBA champion Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference. With Brooklyn acquiring
As part of the 2013 NBA Draft coverage by ESPN Bill Simmons got the call to join Rece Davis, Jalen Rose and Jay Bilas and as the night unfolded proved that it was a mistake mainly due to his lack of professionalism. That became clear when the trade between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets got made during the telecast. It meant that Kevin Garnett had agreed to drop his no-trade clause and would also send Paul Pierce and Jason Terry with him in exchange for Gerald Wallace and first round picks in
During the 2013 NBA Draft the rumored trade involving the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets came to fruition as Kevin Garnett agreed to waive his no-trade clause and the deal itself will not become official until July 10th. The move became necessary as Boston is looking to rebuild. General manager Danny Ainge already made the first move by trading Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers for a first-round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Now the franchise will receive Keith Bogans (sign and trade), Kris Joseph, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Gerald
According to ESPN, recently retired NBA point guard Jason Kidd is in negotiations with the Brooklyn Nets to become their next head coach. The Nets have been looking for a replacement for interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo since Brooklyn was eliminated in the first round of the NBA playoffs by an injury-riddled Chicago Bulls team, and it looks like Kidd is the frontrunner. Reportedly, Brooklyn and Kidd are nearing agreement
The Memphis Grizzlies have decided to not renew head coach Lionel Hollins' contract, putting an end to the tumultuous saga between Hollins and Memphis brass. Hollins has been feuding with the new Grizzlies front office, under the direction of new owner Robert Pera, on the state of the franchise. Hollins stated a desire to stay in Memphis, however it was not enough as he is now out of a job.
Back in March Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose got cleared to play by his doctor. It was during the 2012 playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers that he tore his anterior cruciate ligament. Recently CBSSports.com National Columnist Gregg Doyel stated in an article "It's not about his heart or his head, either. Not anymore. The Derrick Rose Watch, pretty much the leading storyline of the 2013 NBA playoffs, is about his eyes. As in, how can he look at his teammates?" He further goes on to state "at some
The 2013 NBA playoffs started well for the Los Angeles Clippers winning the first two games of their first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies. Including a game winning floater by Chris Paul in game two. Yet, Memphis made the necessary adjustments and won the next four games to end Los Angeles' season. A disappointing end to a franchise best 56 wins and their first Pacific Division title. Like Dwight Howard, Paul got ejected in an elimination game loss. Now the
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Hello Brooklyn! In the case of the man known as "The Little General" the trademark Brooklyn Bridge is already in his proverbial rearview mirror. In a move that shocked many, The Brooklyn Nets fired head coach Avery Johnson after roughly two and a quarter seasons with the team early Thursday. The move came after the Nets would lose on Christmas Day to the Boston Celtics 93-76 and