The season begins in a few days and local sportswriters and bloggers are looking forward to big doings on basketball courts in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Times, Daily News and AP all take a shot at the rivalry with the Times the most ambitious.
During the preseason game between the Nets and Heat, Billy King talked with NBA.com's David Aldridge about Mikhail Prokhorov's willingness to spend, the hiring of Jason Kidd, a potential rivalry a potential rivalry with Miami, and team flexibility
The Nets lost their best three-point marksman last year in C.J. Watson, replacing him with Shaun Livingston, who hasn't made a three in three years. But they added the No. 4 and 5 three pointer shooters all-time and have hopes for Mirza Teletovic.
It's too early to write up the definitive season previews, but it's basically dead time for the NBA. So writers look for other ways of ranking teams, without really ranking teams. USA Today ranks "watchability" while HoopsWorld looks at contenders.
A Nets source tells NetsDaily that Jay Z is selling half his shares in the team to Jason Kidd, the team's new head coach. The cost: $500,000. The other half of Jay Z's stake has been purchased by a minority owner. The Post first reported the deal.