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March 30, 2014 Updates

Nets general manager Billy King insisted Kidd “didn’t waiver one bit in his confidence” when a different crisis came daily. It was new territory as Kidd felt his way. Now Kidd is “much more confident in understanding what he wants as a head coach,” King said. New York Post

Through it all, Kidd kept being himself. He worked with what he had. One reason for success is Kidd doing exactly what he did as a player — making others better. “What was so great about Jason as a player was he made the other players on his team better,” former Nets GM Ed Stefanski said. “That’s the best compliment you can get, and I love to see when the head coach gives that confidence to his players. He’s done a helluva job.” Kidd shrugs. And credits his players. “A lot of people question why I don’t call timeout. It’s my players. I’m confident in them. I trust that they’re going to execute,” Kidd said. New York Post

March 29, 2014 Updates

Kevin Garnett missed his 15th straight game because of back spasms, and Jason Kidd wouldn't provide a timeline for his return. In fact, Kidd said prior to the tipoff against the Cavs that Garnett doesn't have to play again in the regular season to start the playoffs in shape or in rhythm. Why? "He’s played this game. It doesn’t change. If he gets to play before the playoffs, that’ll be great. If he gets to practice before the playoffs, that’ll be great. And if he had no practice or no games, for him being on the floor (in the playoffs) would help us dramatically. So however you look at it, him playing with us will help us. And game shape? He plays at a high level so he’s going to get tired no matter what." New York Daily News

March 28, 2014 Updates

Kevin Garnett will miss his 15th straight game because of back spasms, and the Brooklyn Nets also will be without Andrei Kirilenko against Cleveland on Friday night. Kirilenko will sit out a third consecutive game with a sprained left ankle. The reserve forward missed 26 games earlier this season with back spasms, an injury that has now kept Garnett sidelined for about a month. USA Today Sports

The Brooklyn Nets have signed guard Jorge Gutierrez to a multi-year contract, General Manager Billy King announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Gutierrez, who signed 10-day contracts on March 6 and March 16, has appeared in five games for the Nets, averaging 3.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 13.4 minutes per game. He scored a season-high 10 points versus Boston on March 21. NBA.com

March 26, 2014 Updates
March 25, 2014 Updates

The center packed on more muscle than ever in the offseason, telling the Daily News he was up to a career-high 290 pounds as he tried to build a body to bang with the likes of Dwight Howard. But he soon sprained his ankle and fractured a foot, leading to separate surgeries that currently has him moving around with a walking boot and a cast. "We're going to change how we approach him, maybe with his weight," GM Billy King said in an interview on WFAN. "He maybe got too heavy. We're going to try to modify that as well and do some of things to take the pressure off his foot as well." New York Daily News

After losing 20 of their first 30 games to start the season, the Nets have improved of late. They’ve won four of their last five games to lift their record to 37-32, losing yesterday in overtime. “Prokhorov is known for being loyal to the Kremlin while the Kremlin is loyal to him,” said Ivan Manaenko, head of research at Veles Capital in Moscow. “His move is politically motivated” and the “question of more sanctions is rather when than an if.” Bloomberg

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