Jason Kidd is being considered for the Brooklyn Nets’ coaching vacancy after ending his 19-year National Basketball Association playing career, USA Today said, citing an unidentified person with knowledge of the search.
The Miami Heat pulled away for a 103-84 victory against the San Antonio Spurs that tied the National Basketball Association Finals at one game apiece even though LeBron James was held to 17 points, his fewest this postseason.
Gregg Popovich was voted the National Basketball Association’s Coach of the Year after leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 50-16 record this season, tied with the Chicago Bulls for the most wins in the league during the lockout-shortened regular season.
The Golden State Warriors pulled away from the San Antonio Spurs for a 97-87 overtime win that tied their National Basketball Association Western Conference semifinal playoff series at two games apiece.
George Karl of the Denver Nuggets was named the National Basketball Association’s Coach of the Year for the first time after leading his team to a league-best 38-3 home record and a No. 3 playoff seed.
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs moved into the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs by completing first-round sweeps, while the Boston Celtics kept their season alive with a 97-90 overtime win against the New York Knicks.
The San Antonio Spurs pushed their winning streak to 19 games by rallying from a nine-point fourth- quarter deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-98 in the opening game of the National Basketball Association’s Western Conference finals.