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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.
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 […]

Frank Done?

April 3, 2009 | By: Patrick Hickey, Jr.

Everyone in the NBA knew going into the season that the Nets were in the middle of a rebuilding scheme and weren’t expected to be much more than cellar-dwellers.
However at times, they actually looked like a playoff team and one that had a ton of potential.
Not many teams are in a situation to have […]

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