Lionel Hollins

DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers reacts to his dunk over Brook Lopez at Staples Center on January 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Are Beyond Bad — They’ve Become Unwatchable

Like their cross-river rivals from Manhattan, the Nets are not anywhere near ready to perform for prime-time audiences, as indicated by Thursday’s horrific 123-84 loss to the Clippers on TNT.

01/23/2015

Lionel Hollins (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: With Nets Slumping, Bad Time For Hollins To Face Former Team

I wouldn’t begrudge Lionel Hollins if he took a peek down the sideline at some point on Wednesday and saw Memphis coach Dave Joerger — and then wished he could trade places.

01/14/2015

Deron Williams (Photo by Isaac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets Are Simply Worse Than Their Record Suggests

Unlike the previous two seasons, a Brooklyn turnaround at the turn of the calendar doesn’t seem to be in the cards.

01/05/2015

Jarrett Jack #0 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on late in the fourth quarter during a game against the Miami Heat at Barclays Center on December 16, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Rich With Embarrassments — Leaky Nets ‘D’ Lets Heat Off Hook

It’s bad enough that this Nets season appears to be headed for epic disaster, but the list of embarrassments from Tuesday night’s Heat game was so frighteningly long I don’t even know where to begin.

12/17/2014

Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Nets Put Williams, Johnson And Lopez On The Trading Block

It appears that the Nets still hope to win this season, just not as currently constructed.

12/09/2014

Jose Calderon #3 of the New York Knicks dribbles against the Brooklyn Nets on December 2, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Believe It Or Not, The Knicks Are In Better Shape Than The Nets

So yes, Nets fans like myself can gloat all we want about this season’s dominance over our cross-river rivals, but we should be more worried that it will be very short-lived.

12/03/2014

Jason Collins (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Retired Collins Can Be Nets’ Role Model On Court, Not Just Off

Jason Collins was a master at the little things. He set solid screens, gave hard fouls and boxed out on rebounds. In other words, all the things the Nets are lacking today.

11/24/2014

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NYC’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: November 24th – 30th

Check out the Priceless Things To Do this week in NYC, week of November 24th-30th.

11/24/2014

Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd talks to a referee during a game against the Brooklyn Nets on November 19, 2014 at Barclays Center in New York. (Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: D’oh! Nets Fail To Stick It To Kidd In Brooklyn Return

Nets fans attending Wednesday night’s game at the Barclays Center must have felt like the cat in “The Itchy and Scratchy Show.” Because in the end, the rat always wins.

11/20/2014

Nets head coach Lionel Hollins (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: With Kidd Coming To Town, Nets In Familiar Position — Lacking Identity

Somewhere in Milwaukee this morning, Bucks coach Jason Kidd is smiling as he reads reports his scouts have filed on the Nets in preparation for his impending return to Brooklyn on Wednesday.

11/18/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images); Joe Johnson (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Still Developing Identities, Knicks And Nets Set To Meet At Barclays

The New York Knicks are still laboring with their new triangle offense and that could make it challenging for them to extend a three-game win streak in Brooklyn.

11/07/2014

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov speaks to the media before Brooklyn's home opener at Barclays Center on November 3, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Prokhorov’s Musings Overshadow Nets Home Opener

Whenever Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is in town to watch his favorite American toy play basketball, the game often turns out to be of secondary importance. That was the case Monday night.

11/04/2014

Kevin Garnett and Deron Williams during the Brooklyn Nets' open practice on October 26, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler /NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Despite Question Marks, Nets Are Still A Playoff Team

I say 45-37 sounds about right to me–good enough for fifth place in the East. And I’ll set it even without an injury caveat.

10/29/2014

Lionel Hollins (Photo by Nathaniel S Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hollins, Nets Looking To Start Season Strong Against Celtics

A season after some middling results with the NBA’s most expensive roster, the Nets are starting fresh this season with a new coach, a thinned-down payroll and – they hope – a stronger start.

10/29/2014

Nets point guard Deron Williams, right, shoots against the Boston Celtics during a preseason game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Oct. 19, 2014. (Photo by Nat Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

SEASON PREVIEW: Nets Have Lower Expectations, But Plan To Contend

The Brooklyn Nets were one of the biggest stories in basketball at this time last year, a team that had spent like never before and believed it had built a title contender. They didn’t get close.

10/21/2014

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