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In an interview with Sina the big Chinese media company Kevin Garnett says he wouldn't have waived his no-trade clause and "without a doubt" retired if he had been separated from Paul Pierce.
As reported by Celtic Life he was asked by a Sina reporter what he would have done if he had been dealt without Pierce. According to a machine translation KG said "I would refuse (to waive the no-trade clause) if I was traded away I would choose to retire without a doubt."
The Nets made certain that didn't happen by putting together a Draft Day deal to acquire both. As Billy King and others have said the Nets and Celtics initially had a deal only for Pierce -- Kris Humphries and the 2016 pick -- then expanded it to include Garnett and Jason Terry. The final piece was Garnett agreeing to waive the no-trade clause. Garnett also got an agreement from the Nets to fully guarantee his $12 million contract in 2014-15.
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Kevin Garnett was in no mood to continue his basketball career if he were separated from Paul Pierce. Pierce and KG have been teammates since the former Minnesota Timberwolves MVP was traded to the Boston Celtics prior to the 2008-2009 season. They won a championship together in their first year and made the Celtics title […]
Jason Kidd is going all in on his Nets gig. The former franchise point guard will not only coach Brooklyn this year but will also invest in the team, becoming a part owner, the New York Post reports. Kidd is buying Jay-Z‘s minority stake in the franchise for $500,000, the Post reports. Jay-Z’s involvement with the team has been highly publicized since he first bought in, although...
As he has done in the past around this time of year, Kevin Garnett is currently in China promoting his line of sneakers with the company Anta. In an interview with Sina Sports, KG was asked if he would have waived his no trade clause if Paul Pierce had not been included in the deal. I'm guessing Garnett hasn't learned Chinese, which means the following quote was already...
Jason Kidd is going all in on his Nets gig. The former franchise point guard will not only coach Brooklyn this year but will also invest in the team, becoming a part owner, the New York Post reports.
Kidd is buying Jay-Z's minority stake in the franchise for $500,000, according to the Post. Jay-Z's involvement with the team has been highly publicized since he first bought...
Former Boston Celtics great Kevin Garnett was in China yesterday for the release of his new sneakers, the KG4's by Anta. While he was there the future Hall of Famer sat down with a reporter from Sina.com, a massive Chinese media site, and took part in an exclusive one-on-one interview. As he talked with the mediator, KG touched upon family, personal relationships, his current...
Brooklyn Nets: 3 Pivotal Questions Entering The Season
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher
1. Can All These Starts Coexist?
- They already had three All Stars in their starting lineup, in Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez, but they added two more All Stars and future Hall of Famers, in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. In the last two seasons, all 5 of these players have...
If you happen to ask people the one facial feature that you would remember about Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans, it would probably be his beard.
In the above photo, Reggie’s facial hair is considerably grown out but it looks like that Mr. Evans has decided to go with a more clean shaven look for today:
Reggie Evans top image courtesy of Getty Images
Reggie Evans clean...
Jay-Z is no longer a minority owner of the Brooklyn Nets after having sold his .067% (1/15th of a percent) stake in the team to new Nets coach Jason Kidd for about $500,000.
It’s a deal that we all knew was coming – the Brooklyn rapper needed to offload his ownership stake in order to be qualified to represent NBA players for his new sports representation group, Roc Nation Sports...
Looks like Jay Z may finally have a buyer for his minority shares of the Brooklyn Nets. Per the New York Post, newly minted Nets head coach Jason Kidd is set to take over Jay’s .067 percent (1/15th of a percent) stake in the team for $500,000. It was Jason Kidd who suggested Jay Z buy the Nets in 2003 when Kidd was the point guard.
Can The Roc represent coaches too? Jason Kidd...
Hip-Hop star and mogul, Jay-Z, is reportedly selling his .067 percent (1/15th of a percent) stake in the Brooklyn Nets to new Nets’ head coach, and former NBA player, Jason Kidd. The stake is worth an estimated $500,000, and is an asset Jigga can no longer hold on to since opening his sports agency, Roc Nation.
A source told the New York Post “Other owners want to give Jason...
It is a testament to Jay Z’s business savvy that he turned a small ownership stake in the Nets into this global enterprise he is now running. It is something other rappers haven’t been able to do with their ownership stakes in teams.
Since, Hov is a full time sports agent now, he had to get rid of shares in the Nets and look who he sold them to according to Next Impulse Sports...
According to the New York Post, Jason Kidd is now head coach/owner of the Brooklyn Nets. How you ask? Because Jay Z has reportedly sold his minority stake in the Nets to the new head coach.
The New York Post also reports that the other owners of the Nets urged Jay Z to sell his stake to Kidd and Jay Z obliged.
Jay Z is selling his minority ownership in the Brookyn Nets to coach Jason...
Jason Kidd is the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and thanks to Jay Z, Kidd is now also part owner.
The New York Post is reporting that Jay Z sold his stake in the Nets to Kidd for $500,000. Jay-Z, who has broken into the world of sports agency, owned 1/15th of a percent of the team.
The move was reportedly pushed for by the team’s other owners.
“Other owners want to give...
“I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seat ” – Jay Z on Open Letter Now that Hov is a full-time sports agent he had to sell his stake in the Brooklyn Nets. Surprising to me, he sold it to the current head coach Jason Kidd. Next Impulse Sports has the details. […]
Joe Prunty has taken the reigns as the head coach of the Great Britain national team and will serve as an assistant under Jason Kidd on the Brooklyn Nets next season.
Prunty is aiming to be a head coach at some point in the NBA.
"If you're asking me would I like to do it, the answer is yes," Prunty said.
"But I'll take care of the things that will prepare me...