Collins heard his name called early in the second quarter and headed to the scorer’s table to check in. When he walked onto the court, he became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the United States’ four major pro leagues.
For all the dollars Mikhail Prokhorov tossed at a roster full of stars, it was one of the last he spent, on a league-minimum contract no less, that has given Brooklyn a chance at salvaging the season.
In a season of unpredictable twists and turns, the Nets happen to be one of the hottest teams in the league right now after winning their sixth in seven games. But let’s be real — they’re not championship caliber.
The one move that King has to make now, as it’s three weeks overdue, is to fire Kidd. Kidd, who took the job only 10 days after retiring as a player, is unsurprisingly in over his shaved head.
With the Nets virtually tied for last place in the putrid Atlantic Division with a 5-14 record, it is time for patience to be replaced by urgency before the season is irrevocably lost.
This thing was doomed from day one. Jason Kidd coaching the Nets before the sweat dried on his jersey was bad business on nearly every level.
Anyone calling for Jason Kidd’s head following the Nets’ abysmal start needs to chill. He’s not going anywhere — for now.
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.
“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.”
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.
According to the New York Post, the NBA stepped in to cool down a heated feud between Mikhail Prokhorov and James Dolan.
The Knicks will continue to rule New York City as they always have in terms of public support and media coverage. As a long-suffering Nets fan, I’ve come to grips with that reality.
He says that after 11 seasons in the NBA, “it’s time to take a shot to win a title.” Kirilenko says he has no regrets about leaving money on the table.
While many of the faces have changed from the group that lost a Game 7 home game to Chicago to end last season, many of the same challenges remain. Below, I list the Nets’ three biggest question marks going into the 2013-14 season.