Summer League Mini-Camp: July 3

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—Wednesday at the PNY Center, the Brooklyn Nets opened a three-day Mini-Camp that will prepare the organization's entry in the 2013 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League. Jason Kidd ran his first practice as head coach, joined by assistants Lawrence Frank, Roy Rogers, Eric Hughes and Doug Overton.

"The energy was great," Kidd said. "The effort was great. There was a lot of teaching going on this morning, and there'll be teaching going on tonight, but the guys did well."

Rookie Mason Plumlee, drafted less than a week ago, saw his first action at the NBA level and felt good about the transition so far:

"This is what you dream about and where you want to be as a player," Plumlee said. "I thought the first practice went okay, and I'm looking forward to coming back tonight."

And the 23-year-old is trying to take advantage of the opportunity to learn from a Hall of Fame player:

"(Coach Kidd) has a lot of knowledge," Plumlee said. "He has a great understanding of the game, so I'll just take his word on it."

Visit the Mini-Camp Photo Gallery for more from Wednesday's session.


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