In the end, the Nets are going to have to live with Stan Van Gundy, Jeff Van Gundy or Nate McMillan as the head coach. All of those candidates give the Nets more than nice-guy Avery. None of them would give them as much as Jackson.
The Portland Trail Blazers enter their next game at the Rose Garden looking to avoid extending a rare home losing streak. They hope a visit from the New Jersey Nets goes better than the last meeting between the two.
Maurice Lucas, the fierce power forward known as “The Enforcer”, has died after a long fight with bladder cancer. He was 58.