Originally written on Jocks and Stiletto Jill  |  Last updated 6/28/13
The Brooklyn Nets will have a new rookie coach at the start of next season in Jason Kidd, who is not even a year removed from the hardwood. They also will have two veteran all-stars from the Eastern Conference added to their roster. Celtics all-stars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce will no longer rock with the luck of the Irish as the two have been traded to the Nets. Check the details of the trade: Two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed that Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett has agreed to waive the no-trade clause in his contract in order to join the Nets with teammate Paul Pierce as part of a blockbuster deal that has been agreed on in principle. The deal is also expected to send Celtics guard Jason Terry to Brooklyn, with the Celtics netting three first-round draft picks, Keith Bogans (in a sign and trade), Kris Humphries (expiring contract after next season), Gerald Wallace (three years, nearly $30 million remaining), and Reggie Evans (two years, $3.3 million). In order for Garnett to agree to the deal, the Nets agreed to guarantee his entire salary for the 2014-15 season, which was $12 million in all but only protected for $6 million if he was waived. Paul Pierce wanted to retire a Celtic and be one of the few players to stay with one team his entire career in the “new” NBA. But Boston was in rebuilding mode, their coach moved on to the West Coast. There was talk of KG and the truth joining Doc on the Clippers but NBA commissioner David Stern made it clear, that wasn’t going down.
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