Nets sign Collins to new 10-day contract


Posted at Mar 04 2014 11:54 AM | Updated as of Mar 04 2014 07:55 PM

The Brooklyn Nets are set to sign center Jason Collins to a second consecutive 10-day contract.

League sources told Yahoo! Sports that when Collins' contract expires Tuesday, he will sign a new 10-day deal on Wednesday.

But after two consecutive 10-day contracts, rules mandate that the Nets must sign Collins for the rest of the season or let him go.

Collins, whose numbers could use a boost, is the first openly gay player in northern American major professional sports history.

Last week, the NBA started selling his jersey at its New York store and online, and it flew off the shelves, outperforming even the league's global superstars. -- Report from ANC