Whether it was a stroke of genius or dumb luck, Nets coach Jason Kidd concocted a new look for his team as it entered the New Year, pairing his two point guards.
Well, now we know that Stan Van Gundy won’t be coming to rescue the hapless Nets in 2014.
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.
If Smith can pass this test, I believe the Jets have their quarterback for 2014. They should focus on obtaining a veteran backup — not named Sanchez — and upgrading their skill positions in the draft.
Brook Lopez’s broken foot might not be a death knell for the Brooklyn Nets.
There are no excuses this time. Not injuries, coaching, the refs. This one was all about one team outworking the other. Washington was hungrier and ate the Nets for dinner.
OK, they were facing the Sixers. But there was definitely something different in Brooklyn last night in the Nets’ easy-breezy 130-94 victory.
Much has been written about the precipitous decline in Kevin Garnett’s game, but the talk about Pierce has been in more hushed tones. His instincts can still be useful — as long as it’s in a reserve role.
All that was missing was the heroic cry, “Here I come to save the day!” Deron Williams was his old high-stepping self Tuesday in leading the Nets to a 104-96 victory over Boston.
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.
Hopefully, as Kidd explained in his press conference, this was all about basketball and not something related to Frank’s personal situation.
When the Jets were 5-4 and had the NFL world marveling at their resilience after beating the Saints, coach Rex Ryan had to avoid one word the rest of the way to stifle the calls for his job: regression.
We New York fans love our teams through thick and thin, and there are actually a few things that give us hope for a better 2014.
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.
Garnett was supposed to help change the Nets’ notoriously soft culture. It’s hard to do that five minutes at a time.