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Andrei Kirilenko: Former Nets Coach Jason Kidd ‘Couldn’t Handle’ The Pressure

“The pressure is huge,” Kirilenko told the newspaper (translated from Russian). “And Kidd couldn’t handle it … or maybe he didn’t want to.”

07/21/2014

Andrei Kirilenko #47 of the Brooklyn Nets stands on the court during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Toronto Raptors during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on April 22, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Andrei Kirilenko Returning To Nets For 2nd Year Of Deal

Kirilenko will make $3.3 million next season in the final year of a two-year, $6.5 million deal he signed last summer.

06/24/2014

Kevin Garnett (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ Kevin Garnett, Andrei Kirilenko Could Return Within Week

The Brooklyn Nets say Kevin Garnett is hoping to return from a back injury next weekend or during their trip to Florida on April 8-9.

03/31/2014

Jorge Gutierrez #13 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots during a game against the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center on March 21, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jorge Gutierrez Gets New Deal From Nets, Fine From NBA

Gutierrez was fined $15,000 by the league on Friday for excessive contact on a foul, shortly after the Nets signed the rookie point guard to a multiyear contract.

03/28/2014

Deron Williams dunks over Ish Smith of the Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Lucky? Psshh! Red-Hot Nets Are Straight-Up Good

During an NBA season, I get that teams need luck by the barrel to compete on a nightly basis. However, I submit to you that this Nets run has gone well beyond cosmic fortune.

03/18/2014

Andray Blatche shoots over David Lee of the Golden State Warriors on January 8, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets-Warriors Shows Why NBA Should Fix Insane Scheduling

For all of you who overpay like me to watch games in person or at home via cable/satellite/internet, you are getting swindled. We pay to see stars. Unfortunately, too often we are getting the understudies.

01/09/2014

Nets point guard Deron Williams with head coach Jason Kidd (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Recent Winning Streak Not Tied To Kidd’s Wardrobe

I get this kind of logic from my kids all the time: A followed B, therefore B caused A. But I also know that, unless ties were preventing oxygen from flowing to his brain, there’s more to this streak than Kidd ditching his neckwear.

01/07/2014

Brook Lopez (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

GM Billy King Says Nets Won’t Go Into ‘Panic Mode’ Following Lopez Injury

GM Billy King said that the Brooklyn Nets are disappointed by the latest injury to Brook Lopez, but are not in panic mode. Lopez fractured the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot.

12/22/2013

Paul Pierce (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Nets’ Paul Pierce Out 2-4 Weeks With Broken Bone In Right Hand

The team said Monday that Pierce had been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the third metacarpal of his right hand. He was hurt Friday in the first half of a loss at Houston.

12/02/2013

Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Offense Under Kidd Has Been Totally Offensive

Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd seems to be out of answers after going with the end of his bench for much of the fourth quarter in Sunday’s loss.

11/25/2013

Jason Kidd (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: No Need For Nets To Panic — But Adjustments Are Needed

Unfortunately for Jason Kidd, he is under a finely-tuned microscope given his owner’s grand expectations.

11/10/2013

Derrick Favors #15 of the Utah Jazz goes up to shoot against Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Are Still Waiting For Defensive Consistency From Lopez

It sounds blasphemous, considering all that Lopez brings to the table, but it might behoove Kidd to make Lopez the odd man out in certain games where his defensive liabilities exceed his offensive assets.

11/06/2013

Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets waves to fans after an open practice at Barclays Center on October 20, 2013. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Paul Pierce: Nets ‘Can Be Talked About In NBA History’

“The potential is definitely there for us to be one of those teams that can be talked about in NBA history,” Pierce said. “But it’s up to us to go out there and show it, be healthy and make a great run.”

10/23/2013

Paul Pierce #34 and Andrei Kirilenko #47 of the Brooklyn Nets practice during NBA TV's Real Training Camp in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Andrei Kirilenko Reminds J-Kidd Of — Wait For It — LeBron James

“I’m not putting AK in (LeBron’s class in terms of talent),” Kidd said, “but when you talk about guys who fill up the stat sheet, that’s what he does and that’s what he’s always done.”

10/10/2013

Andray Blatche and Kevin Garnett of the Brooklyn Nets high-five on the sidelines against the Washington Wizards on October 8, 2013. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: New-Look Nets Unveil Star-Studded Cast

The regular season can’t start soon enough. We may have only dipped our toe in the water Tuesday night, but we can’t wait to dive in.

10/09/2013

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