Lichtenstein: With Kidd Coming To Town, Nets In Familiar Position -- Lacking Identity

November 18, 2014 11:25 AM

Lichtenstein: With Kidd Coming To Town, Nets In Familiar Position -- Lacking Identity
By Steve Lichtenstein » More Columns

" Somewhere in Milwaukee this morning, Bucks coach Jason Kidd is smiling as he reads reports his scouts have filed on the Brooklyn Nets in preparation for his impending return to the borough on Wednesday.

Or maybe he really doesn’t care one way or another, as he so often has stated since his controversial exit out of Brooklyn over the summer.

But for argument’s sake, let’s say he gets the irony that has arisen out of the Nets’ four-game losing streak following Monday night’s 95-83 stinkfest against depleted Miami at the Barclays Center.

These 4-6 Nets are a team in flux that needs time to gel, with a new coach, a new system, and a few new key players.

Same as last season, when Kidd’s Nets, fresh off a summer of acquisitions that included future Hall of Famers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, won just 10 of their first 31 games and threatened to become the most expensive disaster since the Titanic.

The 2014-15 Nets are a team that lacks backbone. They get pounded on the glass with regularity and lose out on a vast majority of 50-50 balls "

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