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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Steve Nash speaks during induction ceremonies at the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass. The Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash as their coach Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Nets hire Hall of Famer Steve Nash to run floor as coach

Sep. 3, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

Steve Nash was one of the NBA's most entertaining point guards, the engineer of a high-scoring team that helped usher in a new era of basketball. Now the Brooklyn Nets want to see what he can do as a coach. The Nets hired Nash on Thursday, putting the Hall of Famer in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin...

Brooklyn Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn reacts to a play during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Nets to return with more talent for Vaughn or another coach

Aug. 24, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets went down meekly in the playoffs, their decimated roster no competition for the reigning NBA champions. The Nets won't be overmatched by anyone next season, assuming Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are healthy. The question going into the offseason is who will...

Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) drives against Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Doncic seeks quick recovery; 76ers, Nets facing quick exits

Aug. 22, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks will work around the clock on Luka Doncic, hoping he can be healthy enough to play Sunday. The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets can tell them all about how hard the playoffs are without star guards. Doncic hopes to make a quick recovery, and the 76ers...

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) reacts as he is called for a foul, his fourth, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in New York. The Nets won 101-91. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Playoff experience proving valuable for NBA champion Raptors

Aug. 20, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anyone not giving the Toronto Raptors much of a chance to repeat as NBA champions without Kawhi Leonard might want to reconsider. The Raptors have played mostly under the radar this season, yet earned the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. They are the only No. 1...

Norman Powell of the Toronto Raptors drives to the basket against Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

VanVleet, Powell lead Raptors past Nets 104-99 for 2-0 lead

Aug. 19, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nick Nurse went small and the Toronto Raptors came up big. The Raptors second-year coach used a small lineup that included Pascal Siakam at center to help finish off the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday and take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. Fred VanVleet had 24...

Brooklyn Nets' Jeremiah Martin (0) moves the ball against the Orlando Magic during the first half at of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Nets beat Magic 108-96, improve to 5-2 in restart

Aug. 11, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jeremiah Martin and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot each scored 24 points, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 108-96 on Tuesday as both teams looked ahead to the playoffs. Dzanan Musa added 17 points and Tyler Johnson had 14 for the Nets, who improved to 5-2 in the restart...

Brooklyn Nets guard Garrett Temple (17) celebrates three-point basket in the closing seconds to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 119-116 in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Analysis: In up-and-down season, Nets got a moment to savor

Aug. 4, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — All the Brooklyn Nets were missing Tuesday were their leaders in salary, points, points per game, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and 3-pointers. If that wasn’t enough, the feel-good story of Jamal Crawford’s return to the NBA lasted for about six minutes. And...

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) dribbles against Washington Wizards forward Isaac Bonga (17) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Caris LeVert's 34 lead Nets past Wizards, 118-110

Aug. 2, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Caris LeVert scored 14 of his 34 points in the final seven minutes to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Washington Wizards 118-110 on Sunday and move closer to a playoff berth. “That was my favorite show to watch — watching Caris LeVert go to work, seeing how far...

Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic (9) heads to the basket as Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Magic beat Nets 128-118 in restart opener, move up to 7th

Jul. 31, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Evan Fournier scored 24 points, Nikola Vucevic had 22 and the Orlando Magic picked up where they left off before the NBA season was suspended, routing the Brooklyn Nets 128-118 on Friday in their first game of the restart. Playing as the designated road team not far from their...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Alex Caruso (4) goes to basket under pressure from Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Caruso was averaging 5.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 17.8 minutes wen the hiatus began. With Avery Bradley opting out of the restart and Rajon Rondo breaking his thumb in practice this month, the 6-foot-5 Caruso should have a greater role in the Lakers’ bench during the restart. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Depth could be even more critical in teams' NBA title chase

Jul. 27, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

NBA teams recognize that bench strength will likely be more of a factor than usual during this pandemic-delayed title chase in which a positive coronavirus test could sideline an elite player at any moment. “Depth is going to be at a premium for everyone,” New Orleans Pelicans general manager David...