The hiring of Jason Kidd as head coach may be a victory in the war for New York headlines with the Knicks, but it doesn’t seem to be the smartest decision.
Introduced Thursday, Nets Coach Jason Kidd inherits a team that went through two coaches last season and fizzled in the playoffs.
Despite his lack of coaching experience, Jason Kidd is sure to generate excitement the Nets desperately need.
After a news conference on Thursday announcing that he would not run for mayor of Moscow in the fall, Mikhail D. Prokhorov, the Nets’ owner, also said that there was a shortage of N.B.A. coaches with star power.
In an unconventional move, the Nets named Jason Kidd as their next coach. Kidd recently retired as a player and has no experience as a coach.
Jason Kidd’s bid to become the next coach of the Nets appears to be gathering momentum, although team officials are continuing their interview process.
Making Jason Kidd, who only last week announced his retirement as a player, a head coach without an intermediary step would be a risk for the Nets and perhaps unfair to Kidd.
Jason Kidd, who played 19 years but has not coached, proposed adding veteran coaches to his bench as a way to offset his inexperience.
Jason Kidd, who led the Nets to the N.B.A. finals in 2002 and 2003, has placed his name in the candidate pool, according to a person briefed on the team’s search.
Jeff Van Gundy, an ESPN analyst and a former Knicks coach, had brief contact with the Nets, a person with knowledge of the situation said Friday.
The Mets’ Fred Wilpon could try what smart, accountable owners do when they sense their fan base becoming irritable or, much worse, indifferent. They drop in.
Phil Jackson has lately said that he is done with coaching, but as pro basketball’s reigning Buddha, he remains just a phone call away.
The Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson has indicated that he is not interested in returning to the sideline.
General Manager Billy King said he did not want to rush the search process, which was expected to include top N.B.A. assistants and established head coaches.
Despite a heel injury, Joakim Noah delivered on his promise of a Game 7 victory over the Nets by scoring 24 points, pulling in 14 rebounds and blocking 6 shots.
In Game 7, the injury ravaged Bulls stopped a rally by the Nets, who fell behind by as many as 17 points in the first half but closed the gap to 4.
The question is not whether Chicago can come up with a new offensive or defensive scheme. It is whether the Bulls will have enough healthy players to overcome a flawed Nets team.
The Warriors eliminated the Nuggets in an exciting series on Thursday night. Making it through the Bulls-Nets series was harder work.
The series has morphed into a taut and tense prizefight between two like-minded opponents who never lost faith in their ability to beat each other up.
The Chicago Bulls were missing Kirk Hinrich with a bruised calf and Luol Deng to a virus. Two other players suited up despite battling their own illnesses.
Chicago gave the Nets all they could handle, scrapping until the last second, but the Nets prevailed, forging back from a three-games-to-one series deficit to force a Game 7.
Entering Game 6 of their first-round playoff series, the Nets and the Bulls appeared to be surviving on athletic tape and willpower.
The applause after Jason Collins announced that he is gay signified that a new generation has moved in.
In Game 5, a must-win, the Nets found a way to outlast the Bulls, sending the series back to Chicago for Game 6 on Thursday.
The Bulls’ Nate Robinson had 20 points and 8 assists, but he did not display the electrifying form that he showed in Game 4. Robinson called his effort “not good enough.”
Dwight Howard is ejected, the N.H.L playoffs promise trademark unpredictability and Tim Tebow is a Jet no more.
Carlos Boozer, a former free-agent consolation prize who has drawn heavy criticism, has emerged as the Bulls’ top offensive threat in the playoffs against the Nets.
The Nets blew a 14-point lead in regulation but fought through two overtimes before succumbing to Chicago in the third. The Bulls lead, 3-1, in the first-round playoff series.
The 5-foot-9 Nate Robinson, a backup point guard to the injured Derrick Rose, became an unlikely hero in amemorable game against the Nets.
Billy King traded for guard Joe Johnson and, after the season began, fired Coach Avery Johnson. Most important, the Nets went 49-33 and are in the playoffs.