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Nets land Hollins...Bradley strikes it rich with Celts

NEW YORK (AP) - The Brooklyn Nets have reached an agreement in principle with Lionel Hollins to become their coach, moving quickly after the departure of Jason Kidd. The deal with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach comes two days after the Nets made a trade with Milwaukee to allow Kidd out of his contract so the Bucks could hire him. Kidd was introduced as Milwaukee's new coach Wednesday.

     Hollins led Memphis to 56 victories and the 2013 Western Conference finals before he and the Grizzlies parted ways. He was the only known candidate the Nets interviewed.

     In other NBA news:

     - Avery Bradley has agreed to a $32 million, four-year deal to remain with the Boston Celtics. Bradley averaged a career-best 14.9 points in 60 games last season as the starting point guard while Rajon Rondo was recovering from a torn knee ligament.

     - Kyle Lowry is staying with the Toronto Raptors after leading them to the Atlantic Division title. The point guard has agreed to re-sign with the Raptors, his agent confirmed Wednesday night. Yahoo Sports reported that the deal was for four years and $48 million.

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