Nets on the Net 12/4/09 Edition

Brooklyn basketball fans tell Bruce Ratner, thanks but no thanks.

Ex-Net Rory Sparrow, a member of the original 0-17 1988-89 Miami Heat, is feeling sorry for the Nets organization.

Kiki Vandeweghe wants to put the “fun” back in basketball.

USA Today looks at the tough task ahead for Kiki.

Another profile of European coach Ettore Messina, a potential long-term replacement for Lawrence Frank.

The naming rights deal for the Barclays Arena is reportedly worth half of what was originally expected.

The Daily News looks at the worst NBA teams of all-time.

The losing streak has actually improved TV ratings for the Nets.

The New York Times City Room blog looks at the history of futility in New York-area sports.

The Times is also seeking your opinions on how the Nets can market their future games at the Izod Center.

Looking back at the history of the Izod Center, and all of its previous iterations.

The AP takes a cue from Nets Are Scorching, and blames everything on Bruce Ratner.

Some comparisons with the 1988 Baltimore Orioles.

Jay Mariotti calls the Nets as currently constituted, “consumer fraud.” Meanwhile, CDR continues to question the heart of this team.

Should we pity the ticket scalpers working Nets games? Seriously, is there any angle of this losing streak the Times hasn’t covered?

Some audio of Lawrence Frank on WFAN yesterday.

One observer: don’t feel sorry for the Nets.