Hopefully, as Kidd explained in his press conference, this was all about basketball and not something related to Frank’s personal situation.
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.
Anyone calling for Jason Kidd’s head following the Nets’ abysmal start needs to chill. He’s not going anywhere — for now.
Brook Lopez and Deron Williams both were out again with sprained left ankles.
Kevin Love had 17 points, 16 rebounds and four assists in just 28 minutes, and the Timberwolves beat Kevin Garnett for the first time since he left Minnesota in a 111-81 victory over the woeful Brooklyn Nets on Friday.
If the Nets continue to struggle, feel free to point out injuries and issues with chemistry, but give the head coach a chance to get his feet wet before declaring that he can’t do the job.
Joe Johnson stole a pass and dropped in a short jumper as time expired in overtime, giving the Brooklyn Nets a 100-98 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.
Jason Kidd has options. Now is the time to start using them instead of doing nothing and allowing this early derailment to cause a full-blown train wreck.
Marcus Thornton scored a season-high 24 points after losing his starting spot to rookie Ben McLemore, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Brooklyn Nets 107-86 on Wednesday night.
Unfortunately for Jason Kidd, he is under a finely-tuned microscope given his owner’s grand expectations.
Paul George scored 24 points and the Indiana Pacers improved the NBA’s only undefeated record and the best start in franchise history to 7-0 by beating the Brooklyn Nets 96-91 Saturday night.
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.
“I don’t know if we felt we were a better team than the Heat last year,” Williams said. “And so I think in order for us to be able to beat them this year, we have to feel like we are a better team and we can beat them. And I think we do.”
Deron Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night.
I’m begging the Nets to make sure this issue is fixed this time before putting Williams out on the floor. And a little honesty wouldn’t hurt, either.