The Nets ownership and their decisions have been much discussed recently, and that makes now the perfect time for Ben Couch to sit down with Nets CEO Brett Yormark. There is a lot of good stuff in the interview (which can be found here), but I wanted to show one of Yormark’s answer:
NJNets.com: How have you reasoned with fans concerned about the direction of the team following the Vince trade?
Brett Yormark: You try to appeal to their senses. Rome wasn’t built in a day. This team is not rebuilding, but in many cases is retooling. We loved Vince, and still do. He’s a terrific guy on and off the court. But we’ve decided to go in a different direction, and that direction is based on youth. It’s also based on being good and competitive now, but being great for the next couple of years.
We think that with Courtney Lee and some of the other pieces we got back in return for Vince, we have the opportunity to do just that. When you have Devin Harris, Brook Lopez, Courtney Lee, CDR, Terrence Williams and Yi, you’ve got a nice young foundation. They’re only going to get better and next season we’re going to add more to the core. I certainly feel that Rod and Kiki have us going in the right direction.
I guess it does comfort me as a fan to see that the CEO knows this is a process. It is also comforting to learn that Brett Yormark trusts Rod and Kiki. If he trusts them, I don’t see him going over their heads next offseason. Heck, maybe he will even let them spend some money.