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Brooklyn Nets to Sign Jason Collins for the Rest of the Season


Jason Collins will sign with the Brooklyn Nets for the remainder of the season, ESPN reports:

Sources told on Tuesday that the Nets, who feel they're getting everything they expected from Collins when they signed him for frontcourt depth Feb. 23, are already operating under the premise that the 34-year-old will finish the season with them even though his second 10-day deal doesn't expire until after Friday. Sources say that the internal expectation all along was that Collins would be a Net for the rest of the season, from the moment he signed his first 10-day deal, as long he proved that he could still be an effective defender, which he did immediately.

Great news!

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  1. I was praying for him (and I'm not religious). So happy for you, Jason.

    Posted by: freak | Mar 12, 2014 7:19:15 AM

  2. Congratulations, Mr Collins. Do us proud.

    Posted by: Frogview | Mar 12, 2014 7:54:30 AM

  3. The Nets have a nationally televised game tonight on ESPN at 7/6 central.

    Posted by: Brian W. | Mar 12, 2014 8:09:57 AM

  4. YEAH!!!!!!!

    Posted by: Rad | Mar 12, 2014 8:37:36 AM

  5. excellent news. so glad he's playing for brooklyn too.

    Posted by: carlos | Mar 12, 2014 8:48:03 AM

  6. Well sports analysts keep saying he's playing well so I think this was expected, but a nice moment of history too.

    Posted by: Factoid | Mar 12, 2014 8:49:51 AM

  7. Great news - and I got my Collins/98 jersey in the mail just the other day. First time I've ever bought a player's shirt.

    Posted by: CPT_Doom | Mar 12, 2014 9:29:36 AM

  8. congrats to him

    Posted by: Moz's | Mar 12, 2014 9:56:12 AM

  9. Robbie Rogers and Jason Collins are definitely making it easier for the next out athletes. Here's hoping Michael Sam's draft goes well and someone comes out soon in the MLB, too.

    Then it can start to be normal.

    Posted by: Ryan | Mar 12, 2014 10:25:04 AM

  10. I am so proud of Jason! I too have never purchased a sports jersey in my life, but I will definitely be purchasing one now!

    I was waiting and hoping, before I dropped the cash on the jersey, that he would be offered a season contract! Congrats Jason!

    Now I'm waiting to purchase my first football jersey, hoping Michael Sam will be picked up soon! Wow, this sports thing is becoming quite expensive!

    But hey, my boys are out there and I'm gonna support them!

    Posted by: Gaiboi | Mar 12, 2014 10:56:21 AM

  11. I really hope people get just how historic this is.

    Posted by: Nino | Mar 12, 2014 11:32:02 AM

  12. The article says he's 34, but according to Wikipedia, Collins turned 35 in December.

    A happy belated birthday, and congrats on the contract! ;)

    Posted by: Skip | Mar 12, 2014 11:56:44 AM

  13. YAY!! So happy for him!

    Posted by: John | Mar 12, 2014 1:35:10 PM

  14. Love it! I wish the jersey's weren't $65 a pop though. Too rich for my blood, but would be proud to wear one.

    Posted by: David R. | Mar 12, 2014 2:24:59 PM

  15. Yes! Go Jason Go!

    Posted by: jarago | Mar 12, 2014 5:50:22 PM

  16. I'm a sports fan, but I also don't really ever buy player jerseys. I got my #98 in the mail today, and am going to my first Nets game on Monday. Keep in mind the following if you order a jersey from (or, I think, from any authorized outlet):

    "All proceeds from the sale of this jersey will be donated to the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the Matthew Shepard Foundation."

    Posted by: SoLeftImRight | Mar 12, 2014 8:59:13 PM

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