The Nets have been one of the most talked about teams in the NBA after moving to Brooklyn. Over this past year the Brooklyn Nets have made some questionable decisions, such as firing their head coach Avery Johnson after going 3-10 in the month of December. This raised many questions around the league partly due to the fact that Johnson was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month in November.
The Nets then turned to their assistant coach, P.J Carlesimo, after Johnson’s departure. Some thought this was a bad move for the Nets, but it turned out to be a decent one due to the fact that Carlesimo had a 35-19 record during the regular season — which made the Nets the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. Nets fans were ecstatic over the fact that they were going to be able to watch their team play in the playoffs after many miserable seasons.
The Nets faced off against the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs, only to have their hopes and dreams crushed by losing in Game 7 to a depleted Chicago Bulls team. After this, Nets fans were unsure about the future of their team. The Nets somewhat answered their questions by firing P.J Carlesimo and signing former Nets point guard Jason Kidd to coach the team.
The Nets also went out and made another splash by trading Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Keith Bogans, Kris Joseph, and multiple first round draft picks for Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry, and Paul Pierce — this will give the Nets experience, scoring, and leadership.
The Nets struggled to produce offensively from the power forward position last year, but with the addition of Garnett, they will receive consistent scoring down low from someone other than Brook Lopez. The Nets will look to win it all this year mainly because of the age of their team. Since three out of their five starters are older than 32, you could say they don’t have much time left.
This year is definitely one to look forward to if you’re a Nets fan.