This year’s Nets team has the potential to be off the charts, with far superior depth to support a starting five that has accumulated 35 All Star appearances
“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.”
As for Kidd’s Nets, the culture change is a work in progress. The talent is oozing from every corner of the roster, but team chemistry often doesn’t sync overnight, especially with so many new components.
The Brooklyn Nets retired coach Jason Kidd’s number, then gave him an 86-62 preseason victory over the Miami Heat on Thursday night.
Wait, tonight? During the preseason? That’s the way the team’s new coach wanted it, according to Nets and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark.
“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.”
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.
Nets return home without any new injuries, though point guard Deron Williams and new acquisition Jason Terry remained limited.
Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd has been suspended for two games for pleading guilty to driving while ability impaired.
Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King says “this is the window” for his retooled team to push for a championship.
Most sports fans focus on baseball and football during October. For the new-look Brooklyn Nets, however, this just might be their most important month until April.
“There’s a lot of excitement. There’s a lot of unknowns,” Kidd said Tuesday. “Kind of feels like I just got traded from Phoenix here.”
Melo has refused to discuss the possibility of leaving the Knicks via free agency.
Nets said Monday the ceremony will take place Oct. 17 before their preseason game against the Miami Heat.
Sources have told the New York Post that rapper Jay-Z has decided to sell his minority ownership in the Brooklyn Nets to Kidd, who was hired as the team’s head coach on June 12.