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Net Daily: The Frank deal was BY FAR the most lucrative in NBA history, adds league source. Kidd was instrumental in him getting it. Twitter @NetsDaily
Marc Stein: Early word is Nets NOT pursuing another ex-head coach to replace LFrank. Vet asst. Joe Prunty, HC of G-Britain internationally, takes spot Twitter @ESPNSteinLine
Mirza Teletovic said he didn’t know anything about a Bosnian television report in which his European agent said Teletovic wished to be traded by the Nets. Teletovic said he “feels awesome” being in Brooklyn. Lately, absolutely. He’s averaging 14.3 points over the past three games. Given the injury to Pierce and how good he’s been at shooting and scoring, it doesn’t seem like there’s a reason for the Nets to deal Teletovic. Still, this is something worth keeping an eye on moving forward. ESPN.com
Mike Mazzeo: Anderson will be the starter at small forward tonight. Lit Kidd's #NYK squad up for 35 points last season. Kidd wanted to bring him in #Nets Twitter
The best B&H basketball player Mirza Teletovic will leave the Brooklyn Nets if his manager Miodrag Ražnatovic is able to agree on a transfer to another NBA team. The manager from Belgrade confirmed this and said that ‘’Mirza did not receive a minute of playing time as in the preparatory period’’. ‘’Now the situation is better. He will get a chance, but, generally, our idea is to try to find luck somewhere else. We will try in a quiet and civilized way to agree with the club and to come to a trade in the next month or two where he will get more playing time’’, said his trainer. Sarajevo Times
‘’I am absolutely certain that he can be one of the top NBA players because he has a shot that other top players do not have. It is up to us to be able to find the right place, where he will have a leadership position as he had in the national team and in Kaha Laboral’’, said Miodrag Ražnatovic for TV1. Sarajevo Times
Howard isn't the only center that he's swatted a bunch of times. There are two other centers who have fallen victim at least five times over their careers. When asked for their names, Wade immediately got the first one. "Brook Lopez has to be one of them." Yup. The other? "I have no idea." Pau Gasol. "Pau! I was gonna say Pau!" Sure, sure. That's the thing about Wade. He's not picking on the smaller players. ESPN.com
It was Wade's second block of the night and both came against Walker, which got me thinking. Among Wade's 675 blocks, which player has been victimized the most over his career? Thanks to NBA's StatsCube database, we can look it up. Turns out there are two players whom Wade has blocked nine times in his career, the highest total for any of Wade's victims. Who are those two players? The first one may not be too surprising: Joe Johnson. They've faced off 26 times in the NBA, which makes sense considering Johnson shared divisions with Wade for seven seasons in Atlanta. It's an impressive feat since Johnson is one of the biggest shooting guards in the game. ESPN.com
Loughery, speaking in a telephone interview with the New York Daily News on Sunday, didn't call it the oldest trick in the book. But he said he used the gimmick several times in his 20 years as an NBA and ABA head coach. "There are different ways you can do it," Loughery told the newspaper from his home in Virginia. "You can have the players spill it. You can have one of the ball boys do it. "They can't fine the ball boys, I don't think." ESPN.com
Loughery said he was surprised by the amount of Kidd's fine even considering the salaries of head coaches these days. "I know guys are making way more money now, but that's an outrageous fine for that," Loughery said, according to the Daily News. "I guess the league doesn't want any more of it. ... I can't believe they would fine a guy $50,000 for that. "I think it's a great move. You're trying to win games. And, in all honesty, there were no rules against it. I don't think Kidd deserved to get fined at all." ESPN.com
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