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.
All those questions directed at the newcomers at the press conference would have been more appropriate for Williams, the man with that one ball in his hands most often.
Traded from Boston to Brooklyn, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were introduced along with Jason Terry on Thursday at a news conference at Barclays Center, their new home.
The Nets and Celtics finalized their draft-night trade Friday, a nine-player, three-draft-pick swap centered on the two aging champions who won a title in Boston in 2008.
Prokhorov isn’t putting up all this money just to make the playoffs — he wants a championship, or at least a serious run at it. Kidd, with help from his staff, will have to sort out all these new parts to find the right formula in a hurry.
The Nets have agreed to a contract with Kirilenko, another strong addition for a team that has loaded up on talent this offseason.
Jason Keidel offers a harsh examination of the Nets’ mega-deal.