HoopsHype Jason Collins rumors

July 24, 2014 Updates

Collins was asked about it on Takepart.com and he noted that people have to be wary of "code words" and noted that despite the historic nature of his signing, it quickly became about basketball... "As an NBA coach, shouldn't he want a challenge. As an athlete, I love a challenge, overcoming obstacles. That being said, I think that personnel, coaches, owners, can look at my example, my journey and see that after two weeks back, it was about basketball. There were games, especially a month after I was signed, that reporters didn't even ask me any questions. NetsDaily

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The Warriors’ coaching staff under Steve Kerr will include assistant coaches of player development Jarron Collins and Bruce Fraser. Collins was a Stanford star alongside twin brother Jason Collins and later played 10 years in the NBA, including one season with Phoenix while Kerr was the Suns’ general manager. Contra Costa Times

June 26, 2014 Updates

Jason Collins talked basketball with NBA fan --and MSNBC host-- Ronan Farrow Wednesday and when at the end of the interview he was asked if he was planning a return to the NBA, he was again non-committal, but also got a bit emotional when talking about the reception he received when he joined the Nets. "I haven't decided yet. After everything went down over the last year, I kind of need a mental break right now. I'm going around doing a lot of speaking opportunities, speaking up for civil rights issues, LGBT issues. I'm enjoying my summer. I'm a huge fan of tennis. I'm going to Wimbledon next week to check that out. NetsDaily

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NBA player Jason Collins says he knew he was gay at 16 but didn't say it out loud until he was 32. In a nearly 8-minute video titled It Got Better Featuring Jason Collins for the It Gets Better Project, Collins discusses coming out. “Around 16 I kind of knew I had different kind of feelings,” Collins said. On Top Magazine

June 2, 2014 Updates

Marriott International is going after the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community with a new social media and marketing campaign that launches today, joining a number of major hotel chains aggressively trying to lure the lucrative clientele. #LoveTravels will feature images wrapped around five hotels in Washington, D.C., print ads in LGBT media, an online portrait gallery and other ads in various U.S. cities. The ads will feature openly gay NBA player Jason Collins, among other spokespeople. Images and videos plus personal stories will be available at LoveTravels.Marriott.com and at Marriott.com/gaytravel. USA Today Sports

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Collins said he did not hear any taunts from fans or any other opponents. "Not that I can think of," Collins said. "I try to focus on control what you can control. That is what I kind of live by. So I didn't really put any expectation on what to expect from fans or this and that. You just try to deal with each situation and keep that poise and posture about yourself." ESPN.com

April 26, 2014 Updates

President Obama has appointed Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player, to serve on his Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, the White House said Thursday. Obama also tapped daytime television host Rachel Ray and former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning, who earlier this year hosted the president at his home for a fundraiser benefitting the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The Hill

April 24, 2014 Updates
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According Jason Collins, Johnson's former teammate with the Hawks and now his teammate with the Nets, that change has been the product of Johnson's surroundings more than anything else. "A lot of it is that Joe has trust in our teammates to make the right play," Collins said Tuesday, before the Nets tipped off against the Toronto Raptors for Game 2 of their first-round playoff series. "I'm sure that trust existed in Atlanta, but he doesn't have to do it by himself. Sometimes, when we were in Atlanta, we definitely gave him the ball at the end of the shot clock and said, 'Go make a play.' But the offense here in Brooklyn, we move the ball, we make the extra pass." Wall Street Journal

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