Updated: June 19, 2003, 8:37 AM ETBy By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
New Jersey Nets: On July 1, the New Jersey Nets will attempt to resign point guard Jason Kidd. One month later, they will then have to decide what to do with power forward Kenyon Martin, who is then eligible to have his rookie contract extended. "I'm not in any hurry, but I'm not going to sell myself short, either," Martin said in the NY Post. "I'd love to see the Nets tell me -- and show me -- that I'm going to be a part of their plans for many years to come. That's ideal to me now." Kidd has also made it clear that his staying in New Jersey will depend partly on Martin's situation. "Kenyon has gotten better every year he's been in the league, he's improved every year, and he works as hard as anyone in the offseason to improve his game," Kidd said. San Antonio Spurs: Tim Duncan also has the opportunity of becoming a free agent on July 1 if her decides to opt out of his current contract but it looks like he's already too busy recruiting other free agents to come to San Antonio to worry about himself. "I want to have a great team here," Duncan said recently in the San Antonio Express News. "I want great players to come here. I want us to be a contender year in and year out." He also joked about a future without the Spurs. "I'm going to Europe," Duncan said in the same article. "There's a league over there. I really want to learn French. Tony (Parker) says it's nice. So, I'm going to go over there and see what I can do." Los Angeles Clippers: The LA Times is reporting that for the third time in six seasons, the Clippers will not have a head coach for the upcoming draft. Mike Dunleavy appears to be the frontrunner for the position but it doesn't look like the franchise will be able to get any deal done in time. "Hope springs eternal," said Dunleavy's agent, Warren LeGarie, in the Times story. "The Clippers have made a fair attempt to get something done, but at this point we're still a little bit apart."
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