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.
Nets fell to 3-10, a half-game behind the New York Knicks, and were hearing boos at Barclays Center in the second half.
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.
The Brooklyn Nets aren’t playing like playoff contenders. Nowhere near it. And some are starting to think the problem begins with rookie coach Jason Kidd.
Garnett was supposed to help change the Nets’ notoriously soft culture. It’s hard to do that five minutes at a time.
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.
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.
What makes sports so fascinating to watch? You can’t know for certain what will transpire.
Nikola Vucevic had 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Orlando Magic routed the Brooklyn Nets 107-86 on Sunday in Jason Kidd’s coaching debut.
The Nets talked big in advance of last night’s home opener versus the Heat, with several players unafraid to go on the record.
“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.”
After an offseason spent acquiring talented but aging players, the expectation for the Nets is quite clear: Win a championship, and quickly.