Brooklyn Nets consider hiring out gay player Jason Collins

AP

The Associated Press is reporting that the Brooklyn Nets are considering hiring Jason Collins, who last year became the first NBA player to come out as gay. The team worked him out recently and Nets general manager Billy King said Collins is “in shape.”

If hired, Collins would become the first openly gay active NBA player signed.

Collins, 35, played 38 games for Boston and Washington, but hasn’t been particularly productive in recent years. He has a number of former teammates on the Nets, including coach Jason Kidd.

Michael Sam, the SEC defensive player of the year from Missouri, recently revealed he is gay and is taking part in this weekend’s NFL draft combine.