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Barry Hinson (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Counting Down: The Top 10 Head-Coach Rants Of All Time

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.

06/12/2014

MarShon Brooks (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Trading Brooks For Late Pick Would Be A King-Sized Mistake

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.

06/26/2013

Jason Kidd (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Back To The Future: Jason Kidd Introduced As New Head Coach Of Brooklyn Nets

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.

06/13/2013

Jason Kidd (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Should Stop Kidding Themselves On J-Kidd’s Candidacy

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.

06/10/2013

Head coach Lionel Hollins of the Memphis Grizzlies. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Coaching Wheel Should Land On Hollins

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.

06/07/2013

Former interim Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo. 2013 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Carlesimo’s Attempt To Alter Conversation Doesn’t Alter Nets’ Universe

Who said anything about a championship? Even the most optimistic fan knows that the Nets are miles away from “glory road.”

05/24/2013

Larry Brown (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images), Jerry Sloan (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) and Doc Rivers (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Coaching Search Reeks Of Unintentional Comedy

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.

05/09/2013

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Reports: Coaching Legend Phil Jackson Not Interested In Nets Job

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.

05/08/2013

P.J. Carlesimo (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former Nets Head Coach P.J. Carlesimo On Firing: ‘I’m Tremendously Disappointed’

“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.”

05/06/2013

P.J. Carlesimo (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: It’s Time For P.J. Carlesimo To Pare The Cast

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.

03/06/2013

Bobby Butler (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), P.J. Carlesimo  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) and Nando de Colo (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Spurs, Devils Should Be Nets’ Models To Building Winning Franchise

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.

02/11/2013

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Lichtenstein: P.J.’s Nets Are Improved, But Still No Match For Heat

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.

01/31/2013

Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates with teammate Mirza Teletovic #33. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Get Much-Needed Win Ahead Of Major Test Against Heat

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.

01/29/2013

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Melo And Knicks Looking To Take Control In Divisional Race

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.

01/21/2013

MarShon Brooks (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Brooks’ Kobe-Esque Performance Begs For An Encore

When MarShon Brooks has his game going, he is a threat to score from almost any spot on the floor.

01/06/2013

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