Jason Kidd has been hired as coach of the Brooklyn Nets, nine days after ending a 19-year playing career during which the former point guard established himself as one of the National Basketball Association’s most successful on-court leaders.
Gerald Wallace of the Brooklyn Nets was fined $5,000 by the National Basketball Association for his second violation of the league’s so-called anti-flopping rule, this one against Most Valuable Player LeBron James.
The Los Angeles Clippers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-91 for a second straight win in their National Basketball Association playoff series as Chris Paul hit a driving bank shot with a tenth of a second remaining.
The Nets won their sixth straight game in their new $1 billion arena in Brooklyn, New York, a 96- 89 overtime victory over the rival New York Knicks in a game that players and coaches said had a playoff atmosphere.
Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics was suspended for two games by the National Basketball Association for starting a fight that spilled into the stands during a 95-83 home loss two nights ago to the Brooklyn Nets.