According to a team official, Jason Kidd returned from his Mexican vacation yesterday and immediately requested a meeting with management at Ratner's earliest convenience, at which time the Nets' captain is expected to demand a trade.
And to further illustrate the goals of the new ownership group, a close friend of Alonzo Mourning yesterday disclosed that the disabled center wants to attempt a comeback, but has been informed by the team that his services are no longer desired, as it would rather lop his salary off the cap after next season.
Gotta save, money for the Brooklyn move - but damn. I'm thinking Kidd is kicking himself for not going to the Spurs when he had the chance.
In two separate transactions yesterday, the Pacers traded embattled forward Shawne Williams to the Dallas Mavericks for Eddie Jones, some second-round draft picks and cash; and also extended the contract of center Jeff Foster through the 2010-11 season.