Clifford Robinson and the Nets have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract that will keep the troubled forward in New Jersey for another season, agent Brad Marshall said Friday.

Earlier in the day, the Nets complied with an NBA deadline and announced that they had declined to exercise a $2.5 million option on Robinson's existing contract.

"More than anything, this gives Clifford an opportunity to make amends for the thing that happened last year," Marshall said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "He loves the organization, his teammates and the fans and he feels badly about what occurred. It's a good opportunity for him. It's a good thing for both sides."