Irving Agrees With Cavs – NBA Roundup
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert tweeted this morning that the club has agreed to terms on a new five-year contract extension with guard Kyrie (ky-REE') Irving. Neither side announced the terms of the deal, but several outlets reported that it was a maximum deal worth about $90 million that will keep him in Cleveland for the next six years.
The deal cannot officially be signed until July 10, per NBA rules. But it was a huge step forward for the Cavaliers and for Irving, and the first big splash of the new NBA fiscal year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Kidd is leaving the Brooklyn Nets.
The Nets and Bucks have agreed to a deal allowing Kidd to become Milwaukee's coach. The Nets will receive a second-round draft pick in 2015 that was formerly their own, and another in 2019 belonging to either Milwaukee or Sacramento.
Kidd went 44-38 in his only season as Nets coach, but then sought control of the basketball operations department and was denied. The Nets gave him permission to talk to other teams about a job.