The Zionist Conspiracy

A clandestine undertaking on behalf of Israel, the Jets and the Jews.

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Monday, January 30, 2006
Disappointing Nets

Two years ago, the Nets fired coach Byron Scott. They had a 22-20 record at the time.

The Nets again have a 22-20 record, disappointing considering that four of their starters are Jason Kidd, Vince Carter, Richard Jefferson and Nenad Kristic.

During the offseason, the Nets did little to improve their team; indeed, not one of their acquisitions has made any impact this season. The Nets failure to acquire a power forward - they rescinded their initial signing of Shareef Abdur-Rahim on dubious grounds - was particularly inexcusable considering the unusual number of quality big men on the market. The bench has again been lackluster, while first round draft pick Antoine Wright has been a bench warmer.

Ultimately, both the front office and head coach Lawrence Frank must share the blame for this season's underachieving performance. While I'm not advocating firing Frank just yet, the reality is that the players too often seem to take a very lackadaisical attitude. The Nets are lucky to be in the weak Atlantic Division.