Be honest. If it’s not someone you love who’s involved, you probably find other people throwing tantrums downright hysterical. Especially when those people are sports figures.
Various media reports are suggesting that the brain trust in Brooklyn (meaning general manager Billy King) wants to add a first-round pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft and is willing to cede swingman MarShon Brooks to get it. As usual, I have no idea what King is thinking.
Kidd was introduced on Thursday as the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets, less than 24 hours after he was hired by the franchise that he led to its greatest NBA success.
Since Kidd single-handedly turned around the Nets franchise upon his trade to New Jersey in 2002, they owe him. If there’s some capacity in which Kidd could fit in with the club’s long-term plans, it’s worth the discussion. Just not as head coach.
Plan A seemed to be, “Let’s get Phil Jackson!” That pipe dream was extinguished after one courtesy phone call. We’re still waiting on Plan B.
Who said anything about a championship? Even the most optimistic fan knows that the Nets are miles away from “glory road.”
The Nets may have made great strides in 2012-13, but a bad choice and some bad luck could easily make them laughingstocks once again.
It appears that Phil Jackson coming to Brooklyn is a moot point, as multiple reports indicated on Wednesday that Jackson has in fact informed the Nets that he will not be the club’s next head coach.
“It’s the way it is,” Carlesimo told Mike Francesa. “I’m disappointed. I’m not a little disappointed, I’m tremendously disappointed, just because I feel strongly about what a great situation this was.”
For the Nets, it’s back to the drawing board. It’s not the first time during this rollercoaster campaign that they’ve had to take a harder look at their inner workings in a search for consistent basketball.
The Nets will continue to be looking up at teams like the Spurs from echelons below. For now, I will look to be comforted by the Devils, a warm blanket of consistency in New York’s volatile sports landscape.
It’s established that LeBron James is the greatest current basketball player on the planet. But that doesn’t make the Heat star an expert on the state of the Nets.
With tough games upcoming versus Miami and Chicago later this week, the Nets were staring at another cliff if they gagged against Orlando on Monday night.
Carmelo Anthony is ready to gain an edge in the Atlantic Division race on Martin Luther King Day as the Knicks battle the Nets at MSG.
When MarShon Brooks has his game going, he is a threat to score from almost any spot on the floor.