Jason Kidd (AP)

NBA players and coaches, current and former, sounded off in the media and on Twitter on the prospect of Jason Kidd as head coach. Judging by their reactions, it seems like most of the league is in his corner, even his former coach, Avery Johnson. Though it appears Patrick Ewing Jr.'s not so happy. ... MORE →


Tony Parker, Deron Williams


Grade the Game At Any Time!

Tonight: The 29-21 Brooklyn Nets host the 39-12 San Antonio Spurs, at 8:00 P.M. EST tonight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Spurs, coming off a shorthanded loss to the Detroit Pistons, have the best record in the NBA and are on the second game of a nine(!)-game road trip. The Nets have lost five of their last eight games, most recently an 89-74 drubbing at the hands of the Washington Wizards.

Watch & Listen: Tonight's game is broadcast on YES Network. Ian Eagle and Greg Anthony are on the call. The game is nationally televised on ESPN. The game is radio simulcast on WFAN, and in Spanish on WADO.

More on tonight's game, including injuries and stats, after the jump... MORE →


NOT Manu Ginobili & Tiago Splitter, I think (AP)

Okay, so the Charlotte Bobcats and Cleveland Cavaliers were two nice picnic games for P.J. Carlesimo to start his interim career with. But the Brooklyn Nets don't have a cupcake schedule for long, and tonight face their first test beyond the lottery-bound, taking on the 24-8 San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center in San Antonio.

The Spurs are perhaps the most stable organization in sports, having kept their core of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and coach Gregg Popovich together for over a decade -- unparalleled in the NBA. On top of their stability (or, more likely, because of it), they rank in the top-5 of the NBA both offensively and defensively despite a whirl of changing parts since their last championship run since 2006-07.

To break down the San Antonio Spurs success, welcome Jesse Blanchard from 48 Minutes of Hell, ESPN TrueHoop San Antonio Spurs Affiliate. I've asked Jesse three questions about the Spurs, and he offers a prediction.


Devin: The always-aging, somehow never-aging Spurs are 24-8 after 32 games. Yawn. Business as usual in San Antonio, or has something changed that's kept them this good?

Jesse:... MORE →