October 21, 2014 5:05 PM
The Brooklyn Nets were one of the biggest stories in basketball at this time last year, a team that had spent like never before and believed it had built a title contender.
They didn’t get close.
Even after trading for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett and running up a bill that approached $200 million when combining salaries and taxes, the Nets couldn’t even win a division title. They got to the second round but were easily dispatched by the Miami team they were assembled to beat.
Pierce is already gone, a decision that was partly financial. But they will still spend well beyond $100 million, tops in the league, and hopes of competing haven’t changed.
“Our goal is still to try to win a championship,” general manager Billy King said. “We’re not taking steps back or anything like that "
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