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Economy Hitting Nets and NBA

June 12, 2009 | By: Patrick Hickey, Jr.

It’s pretty interesting to see how most of the time professional sports operate above many of the constraints that plague its fan base. However, it seems that the economic problems destroying the middle-class in this country are starting to affect the NBA as well.
Here’s a snippet from the Herald’s Al Iannazzone yesterday that I found […]

Nets Possibly Looking for a Guard, More News

June 6, 2009 | By: Patrick Hickey, Jr.

After all this talk over the past few weeks about the Nets looking for another forward to help on the boards, the team may not be looking in that direction after all.
“Not necessarily,” team president Rod Thorn told the Associated Press regarding the Nets potentially going for need and drafting a forward. “As we’ve said, […]

Nets Have Options At Draft

May 27, 2009 | By: Patrick Hickey, Jr.

While New Jersey Nets President Rod Thorn has stated for the record over the past few weeks that the team is looking for a rebounder out of the draft, Yahoo Sports has done a solid job of looking at some of the players the team may have some interest in.
Much like last season, the team […]

Nets Set at #11

May 22, 2009 | By: Patrick Hickey, Jr.

With the Nets now set at number 11 for this season’s draft, I figured I’d give you guys some info from around the net.
From Yahoo Sports:
New Jersey Nets – Earl Clark, PF, Louisville: The Nets could use help at either forward position, particularly if they trade Yi Jianlian. The 6-9 Clark, a kind of combo […]

The Passing of a Legend, Nets Not Pondering Draft Option

May 14, 2009 | By: Patrick Hickey, Jr.

As many of you already know, hall of fame NBA coach and broadcaster Chuck Daly passed away last week. A class act through and through, Daly was renowned worldwide for his ability to keep teams together. In his two seasons with the Nets, he had personalities as different as Kenny Anderson, Derek Coleman and the […]

Thoughts on Next Season

May 7, 2009 | By: Patrick Hickey, Jr.

Before the season began, the New Jersey Nets had a minuscule chance to make the playoffs, especially when you consider the fact that their roster was filled with rookies, developing youngsters, unproven veterans and one superstar in Vince Carter that seemed like he was ready to start his decline.
However, the Nets managed to […]

Frank Back on Board

April 29, 2009 | By: Patrick Hickey, Jr.

After a month of speculation, New Jersey Nets head coach Laurence Frank will be sticking around through the rest of his contract, which is set to expire after the end of next season.
Missing the playoffs and winning just 34-games for the second consecutive season, the Nets brass still have faith in Frank’s ability as […]

Nets Want to Get Better, But How?

April 24, 2009 | By: Patrick Hickey, Jr.

Despite the fact that many NBA insiders feel that the New Jersey Nets had a better season than they should have expected, staying at .500 for a good half of the season, the team itself feels they still have a ton of work to do before becoming the team they’d like to be.
Battling injuries […]

Yi Lives in a Different World

April 15, 2009 | By: Patrick Hickey, Jr.

Right before Yi Jianlian got injured in early January this season, he finally looked like he’d turned the corner. He was scoring about 12 points a game and was playing anywhere from 25 to even 38 minutes a game.
Why?
Because he was producing. It was a reward.
After he came back a month later, he wasn’t […]

Nets Season A Small Disappointment, But Not a Failure

April 10, 2009 | By: Patrick Hickey, Jr.

I remember when I did my season preview piece this season and I projected the team would win 33 games and come in tenth place, scoffing at places like the Yahoo Sports Basketball Blog that predicted the team would come up with a paltry 18 wins.
Nonetheless I understand where most of these places were […]

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