June 6, 2003
New Jersey Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs Best of seven; *-if necessary San Antonio leads series 1-0 TV: Chs. 2, 7 Game 1: San Ant. 101, N.J. 89 Today: at San Ant., 8:30 p.m. Sunday: at N.J., 8:30 p.m. Wednesday: at N.J., 8:30 p.m. *June 13:at N.J., 8:30 p.m. *June 15:at San Ant., 8:30 p.m. *June 18: at San Ant., 8:30 p.m.
November 22, 1991
RICHFIELD, Ohio -- Mark Price scored 18 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, including 10 of Cleveland's final 11, as the Cavaliers overcame a 17-point halftime deficit and beat the New Jersey Nets, 116-112, last night.Cleveland outscored the Nets, 62-41, in the second half after trailing, 71-54, at halftime.Price gave the Cavaliers the lead for good at 112-110, driving around Mookie Blaylock for a layup with 37 seconds left. Price, 24-for-24 from the free-throw line this season, sealed it with four free throws in the final 10 seconds.
June 13, 1999
Quote: "George [Steinbrenner] offered him $7 million? I'd better go back in there. The good thing about him turning it down is that money's still available." -- Yankees manager Joe Torre on reports that YankeeNets, the new merged entity of the Yankees and NBA's New Jersey Nets, had offered Phil Jackson $7 million a year to coach the Nets and were rejectedIt's a fact: Mickey Callaway is the 19th pitcher Tampa Bay has used this season and the 10th starter.Who's hot: The White Sox's Magglio Ordonez is 6-for-8 in the two games against the Cubs.
June 8, 1993
Drazen Petrovic, the New Jersey Nets' 28-year-old guard and leading scorer, was killed in an automobile accident last night in Germany, according to his father.Reached by telephone at his home in Croatia, Jole Petrovic confirmed reports of his son's death.But there were conflicting reports of exactly how Petrovic had died. Paul Silas, a Nets assistant coach, said he had heard that Petrovic and his girlfriend, who lives in Germany, were killed instantly when their automobile ran into the back of a truck.
November 7, 1991
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets have reached an agreement on terms with No. 2 overall draft pick Kenny Anderson, and the point guard from Georgia Tech might be in uniform in time for tonight's home opener against the Miami Heat.Nets vice president and general manager Willis Reed confirmed yesterday afternoon that the talks, stalled until Monday, had heated up and "we're close to a deal for somewhere between what [No. 1 pick] Larry Johnson and [No. 3 pick] Billy Owens got."Sources indicated there was similar optimism in the Anderson camp, though agent Richard Howell did not return phone calls to his Atlanta office yesterday.
November 11, 1994
Opponent: New Jersey NetsSite: USAir Arena, LandoverTime: 7:30TV/Radio: HTS/WTEM (570 AM)Outlook: The Bullets lost to Philadelphia, 98-97, Wednesday after winning their first two games. The Nets, on the other hand, opened the season with three straight losses, then beat the Chicago Bulls, 110-109, in East Rutherford, N.J., on Wednesday. The Nets, who were 4-1 last season against the Bullets, have first-year coach Butch Beard calling the shots. G Kenny Anderson, whose shot won Wednesday's game, and F Derrick Coleman lead the Nets, but the rest of the team is inconsistent.