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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)

Steve Nash eager to get started on new career as Nets coach

Sep. 9, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Nash was a leader, a guy who loved to get the best out of his teammates on the court and build relationships with them off it. Those qualities helped him become a Hall of Fame player. Now he thinks they can make him a successful coach. Nash was introduced Wednesday by the Brooklyn...

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...

NBA first-round playoff preview capsules

Aug. 15, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

Capsules for the NBA's first-round playoff series that start Monday: EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 MILWAUKEE BUCKS (56-17) vs. No. 8 ORLANDO MAGIC (33-40) Season series: Bucks, 4-0 Story line: Here they go again — reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks have the best record in the NBA for the second...

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 head coach Jacque Vaughn during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Nets, Magic grab last two NBA playoff spots in the East

Aug. 7, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA playoff picture is getting a little clearer, and the Eastern Conference field of qualifiers is now set. Brooklyn and Orlando clinched the last two remaining East spots Friday, meaning no play-in series — a new wrinkle added to the rules of the NBA's season...

Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) and Caris LeVert (22) react after a play against the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Minus stars, Nets clinch playoff spot in victory over Kings

Aug. 7, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Caris LeVert scored 22 points, Jarrett Allen added 17 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists and the patchwork Brooklyn Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Sacramento Kings 119-106 on Friday. The surprising Nets came to the bubble without stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie...