GAME GRADES: Can we play the Bucks again? Pacers 105, Nets 91

How would you grade the players? Jason Terry POINT GUARD Made one shot and had a goofy collision with Lance Stephenson that resulted in a foul. That’s about all I remember. Mason Plumlee CENTER Finished two big alley-oops from D-Will and had some better defensive moments than in recent memory. He didn’t shut out Roy […]

Teletovic hoping for the year two bump

Mirza Teletovic

When talking European players, the general theory is that there is an adjustment grace period. 
Year one is typically a mess. It’s a different game, a different country, and adjustments are needed before the player can transform into Dirk Nowitzki. But year two, that’s when expectations will be met or fall short. If anyone knows […]

Nets close defense-focused camp, optimism overflows

December 3, 2013: Lawrence Frank's Demotion

Part of Jason Kidd's strategy to offset his neophyte status as an NBA coach was to hire experienced assistant coaches to fill out his staff. As lead assistant, he chose his former Nets coach, Lawrence Frank, who was a very vocal figure on the bench in the early 2013-14 season. 

A little too vocal, apparently. Kidd reportedly told Frank to "Sit the F*** down!" in one heated exchange, and "I'm the coach of this motherf***ing team!". Frictions grew as Frank was reportedly upset that Kidd chose assistant Joe Prunty to serve as coach during Kidd's DUI suspension instead of Frank. 

Mired in a 5-12 start, Kidd removed  Frank from the bench and demoted him to a position where he wrote "daily reports" for the team, and had no involvement with practices. 

The Nets bought out Frank this past September, and he is now a member of Doc Rivers' Los Angeles Clippers coaching staff. Technically, Frank lasted longer as a Nets assistant than Kidd did as Nets head coach.

Training camp officially wrapped up at Duke this afternoon, and players seemed pleased with the effort that went into the week. “Guys worked hard,” said point guard Deron Williams. “Guys listened, worked hard. It was a good training camp overall.” The Nets concluded their final day, again, by focusing mainly on defense. They closed the […]

With National TV Watching, Nets Swim Along

Day three of Nets training camp at featured extra cameras, as the team’s morning session was broadcast across the airwaves and interwebs as a part of NBATV’s Real Training Camp series. But according to the team, that didn’t have any bearing on today’s practice. “I thought we were a focused group today,” said forward Paul […]

D-Will, KG, Joe Johnson among top jersey sales

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The NBA officially released their top jersey sales from last season, globally and domestically, and a few Nets were featured in the list. Deron Williams’ #8 was the eighth-best selling jersey, Kevin Garnett’s Celtics jersey came in 14th and Joe Johnson finished 15th in global sales. Deron Williams also took the number eight spot in […]

JET ready to fly again

Jason Terry. (AP)

Nobody has higher expectations for themselves than Jason Terry. “This year, (my goal is) to get back to the title of being one of the best sixth men to ever play the game,” Terry boasted. “If I do that, my presence will be felt, and hopefully it will equate into a championship.” A good goal, […]

What’s in the kit?

"Call it 'the kit'." - Jason Terry

While the Brooklyn Nets get away for training camp, rookie Mason Plumlee is the one guy returning home. “For Mason, being back home is comfortable,” said head coach Jason Kidd. “He knows this campus very well.” But Plumlee is no longer the big man on campus. After a sensational senior season at Duke, a university […]

What's in the kit?

"Call it 'the kit'." - Jason Terry

While the Brooklyn Nets get away for training camp, rookie Mason Plumlee is the one guy returning home. “For Mason, being back home is comfortable,” said head coach Jason Kidd. “He knows this campus very well.” But Plumlee is no longer the big man on campus. After a sensational senior season at Duke, a university […]

Don’t make me regret this

Kevin Garnett

I wanted to start out this post by just saying thanks to everyone for sticking it out with me the last month. We’ve had some fun times, we’ve watched some interesting signings and we’re due for what should be a phenomenal season. It’s August, it’s football training camp season, it’s the week of a professional […]