Stefan Bondy

Joe Johnson on Hollins emphasizing practice compared to Kidd, who emphasized rest: "With Kidd, we practiced, but not really."

Rod Boone

Joe on Jason Kidd's practices: "We practiced, but not really." Laughter ensues. #Nets

Tom Lorenzo

"With Jason Kidd we practiced...but not really so." - Joe Johnson

Tim Bontemps

Johnson says of Hollins liking to practice more than Kidd: "Under Jason Kidd, we practiced ... but not really."

Mike Mazzeo

Joe on Kidd's practices... we practiced but we really didn't (laughs) #Nets

Rod Boone

Joe: "I thought in that Miami series, we gave a couple of games away." Said it could've easily gone to 7 games. #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Joe Johnson declines to get into the Hawks situation, other than saying he's always liked and gotten along with Bruce Levenson.

Tim Bontemps

Joe Johnson says he wants to build off his strong playoff performance coming into this season.

Mike Mazzeo

Joe Johnson says he could've done more last season. Dunno about playoffs dude was great. #Nets

Fred Kerber

Just once I want a player, any player, at Media Day 2 say "Yeah, I'm way outta shape. Been eating fried Oreos & drinking bourbon all summer"

Rod Boone

Joe: "Every year we start with a new coach. It's like starting from Ground Zero." #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Joe Johnson: "This is my third year here, and every year we start with a new coach."

Rod Boone

Joe on his play last season: "It wasn't what I expected. I expected more." #Nets

Andrew Keh

Joe Johnson said he had a great summer. "I did a lot of yoga," he said.

Tim Bontemps

Joe Johnson's summer consisted of working out, relaxing and "doing a lot of yoga."

Tom Lorenzo

Joe Johnson did a lot of yoga this summer.

Fred Kerber

Gonna go out on a limb here and say everyone on the #Cavs is gonna say they are in great shape

Fred Kerber

For #Cavs Media Day, I just hope, hope, hope I can get Alex Kirk or A.J. Price alone. Wanna be different

Tim Bontemps

Deron Williams on possible benefit of new voice in Hollins: "Sure. It's the fourth coach in three years, so hopefully it's the right voice."

Mike Mazzeo

Deron says the East is wide-open and it's there for the taking #Nets

Rod Boone

Deron: "I feel like the east is wide open."

Tim Bontemps

Williams says he doesn't know of any restrictions for camp, says he's worked "pretty dang hard" since being cleared a month ago.

Tim Bontemps

Deron Williams: "I was motivated last year, too. It just didn't work out the way I wanted it to."

Tim Bontemps

Deron Williams on if he's set any individual goals for this season: "No."

Tom Lorenzo

"I don't think I'm 100% yet...I'm pretty close...I'm at least 20% better than I was last year." - Deron Williams #mediadayquote

Tim Bontemps

Deron Williams says he feels "at least 20 percent" better than last season, says he felt good after going through 5-on-5 the last two weeks.

Stefan Bondy

Deron Williams said he's not 100 percent yet but still 20 percent better than he felt all last season.

Mike Mazzeo

Deron doesn't think he's 100 percent yet but he feels he's pretty close #Nets

Fred Kerber

#Cavs usually have 40 or so people at Media Day. Today over 300. So what's the deal, is #Yankees Jeter's last game here or something?

Tim Bontemps

He mentioned that he wants to "enjoy" this season several times. Struck me as something someone like Garnett wouldn't typically say.

Andrew Keh

Kevin Garnett complimented @Rod Boone's wallabees.

Tim Bontemps

The way Kevin Garnett talked in that press conference, he sounded like someone preparing for a final season, whether he'll admit it or not.

Andrew Keh

Kevin Garnett said an early challenge has been learning to pronounce the new guys' names. "If not, give them nicknames right off the bat."

Rod Boone

Kevin Garnett won't say for sure if this is his last season.

Tom Lorenzo

Garnett said he's working on trying to pronounce Bojan Bogdanovic and Sergey Karasev's names. He's working on nicknames. Didn't share, tho.

Tim Bontemps

Garnett on the possibility of playing more minutes this season: "We'll see," he said, shaking his head and smiling. "Stay tuned."

Tim Bontemps

Garnett on Kidd's departure: "I don't know what the hell was going on, like everybody else." Says he hopes he's happy, wishes him the best.

Rod Boone

Garnett said it's bittersweet that he won't be playing with Paul Pierce. Said he was with him when he was going through end of free agency

Tim Bontemps

Garnett says he was with Pierce when everything happened with him going to Washington, but says it's bittersweet having him gone.

Tim Bontemps

Garnett on if he needs to prove anything after a down season a year ago: "I don't have to show anyone anything, first off."

Stefan Bondy

Garnett won't commit to this being his last season: "I'm very much motivated."

Tim Bontemps

Garnett: "If we're going to be anything this year, it'll be because of Brook Lopez, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson."

Mike Mazzeo

Garnett would not say if it's his last season #Nets

Rod Boone

Kevin Garnett said Lionel Hollins is "old school" and is his kind of coach. "Not that Jason wasn't."

Tim Bontemps

Garnett on hopes of winning a championship: "I don't think anyone is suiting up thinking about coming in second."

Stefan Bondy

Kevin Garnett said he thought about retiring before this season but now he's all-in

Tim Bontemps

Garnett says he's considered retirement each of the past three years.

Tim Bontemps

Kevin Garnett sits down for his first media session since mid-May, let's out a big sigh.

Tim Bontemps

Same picture as last year -- well, except for one person: instagram.com/p/taeebNM_9B/

Andrew Keh

The four Nets stars are taking a group picture. The photographer just told them to do a "tough guy look."

Tom Lorenzo

The core four. #Nets http://t.co/ZIQ1OTyVI1

Rod Boone

Kevin Garnett back in the house: http://t.co/1opMHbSraZ

Tim Bontemps

And after two years of hype entering the season, it's a much quieter vibe around the Nets this year: nypost.com/2014/09/25/new…

Tim Bontemps

Sat down with Jarrett Jack to talk about the Nets, his contrasting years with the Cavs, and Warriors and giving back: nypost.com/2014/09/25/jar…

Tim Bontemps

Lawrence Frank's tumultuous second stint with the franchise has finally come to an end: nypost.com/2014/09/25/law…

Tim Bontemps

Here are some links as we wait for Kevin Garnett to speak, beginning with my 10 questions about the Nets season: nypost.com/2014/09/24/the…

Andrew Keh

Lionel Hollins acknowledged he has a weird sense of humor.

Tim Bontemps

It's going to be a different vibe in press conferences with Hollins this year, I think.

Andrew Keh

Lionel Hollins said like nine interesting or funny things this morning, shattering the previous coach's 2013-2014 season total.

Mike Mazzeo

Hollins asked about Deron being a coach killer. Says he had a reputation as a player killer. Different presser than Jason Kidd #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Lionel Hollins, when asked about Deron Williams having a reputation as a coach killer: "Well, I have a rep as a player killer."

Tom Lorenzo

"I have a reputation of being a player killer." - Lionel Hollins #mediadayquote

Tim Bontemps

Hollins on perceived weakness of East vs. West: "It's like people looking in the mirror. Not everyone's as beautiful as they think they are"

Tom Lorenzo

"There's people who aren't as beautiful as they think they are." - Lionel Hollins #mediadayquote

Andrew Keh

"There's people that aren't as beautiful as they think they are," Lionel Hollins said.

Tim Bontemps

Hollins says he has "high expectations from the start" for Deron Williams, says he's looked great so far in workouts.

Mike Mazzeo

Hollins reiterates he has no concern about Deron's health #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Hollins also says he's challenged Brook Lopez to be a better rebounder than in the past, says they've had many discussions about it already.

Tim Bontemps

Hollins repeats something he said back in July: his first thing to change about the Nets is to make them tougher than they previously were.

Mike Mazzeo

Hollins wants the #Nets to be tougher and more aggressive, says leadership is overrated

Tim Bontemps

Hollins says there will be isolation and post-ups, but wants the offense to be a motion one involving a lot of touches on every possession.

Mike Mazzeo

Hollins views Joe Johnson as a small forward. Open competition for shooting guard spot but Hollins mentioned Bojan and Alan Anderson #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Lionel Hollins says Joe Johnson will be a nominal SF. Hints other starting spot will come down to either Alan Anderson or Bojan Bogdanovic.

Tim Bontemps

About to get in the car and make my first drive to the practice facility of the season. Ready or not, the NBA is back.

Mike Mazzeo

Dad: Jeter's performance last night makes you remember why you liked him as a kid. True.

Brett Yormack

Looking forward to seeing improved islanders team at Barclays center tonight .

Brett Yormack

Brooklyn nets season starts today with media day. Opening night will soon be here.

Mike Mazzeo

Just saw Giants highlights, and it's safe to say that Larry Donnell looks like the JPP of tight ends right now

Mike Mazzeo

If you replace every time Jerry Reese said Adrien Robinson with Larry Donnell the GM actually sounds like he knows what he's talking about

Mike Mazzeo

Jeter told Verducci he'd play in some capacity in Boston but probably not at short

Mike Mazzeo

Think I'm just gonna ask Hollins and Garnett about Jeter tomorrow and then leave

Mason Plumlee

What an ending #captain #re2pect http://t.co/407IrDlt3w

Mike Mazzeo

Bingo "@ESPNNYYankees: Babe Ruth went out with 3 HRS, Ted Williams with a HR at Fenway, Jeter with an opposite-field RBI single. Perfect"

Stefan Bondy

Steiner Sports is not happy about that uniform getting drenched with Gatorade.

Mike Mazzeo

Jeter is showing his human side. It took 20 years.

Mike Mazzeo

This celebration could probably last until morning. No reason for Jeter to leave the field.

Mike Mazzeo

Should've walked him Buck

Mike Mazzeo

Storybook that's it he's done

Mike Mazzeo

Walk Jeter right? Set up the force?

Mike Mazzeo

Would you throw Jeter a pipe shot here? Yes or no?

Mike Mazzeo

Wut Jeter due up third...

Mike Mazzeo

New story for @DavidWaldstein how many Derek Jeter chants have their been in Yankee Stadium history and also in this game alone

Mike Mazzeo

Starting to think Jeter shouldn't play in Boston. This sendoff whatever it is is the way it should end.

Mike Mazzeo

This is it. Three more outs.

Mike Mazzeo

The most clutch fielder's choice in baseball history

Mike Mazzeo

Drama time in the Bronx...

Mike Mazzeo

Wonder if Jeter and Harvey are going to 1OAK tonight. Could be good times.

Stefan Bondy

The things Gerald Williams has done to get inside Jeter's inner circle.