Seeing that this was almost a must have win for the Nets they just missed another devastating loss to the most undermanned team in the NBA at the moment.
Joe Johnson knows more than we fans do about what’s wrong ….
My take is that Hollins is misusing the players …. Plumley(loss of confidence) & Kirilenko(rusting on bench) too little and Mirza & Bogdonavich too much.
One can only wonder how much Eastern European influence there is on court brought down from the powers that be aka the owner from above. Too much IMO.
Telenovic is a defensive liability due to his physical limitations (speed & size).
Bogdonavich seems to want to do too much and excel as an individual rather than as a team member .. likewise for Williams who has gotten carried away with his new healthy ankles and often plays with five thumbs on both hands.
I’m starting to sour on Hollins who must be breaking some kind of record for mixed line-ups. You would think he would have gotten that out of his system in pre-season and by watching tape.
Apparently he doesn’t watch must tape from last season …. I think he’s just lazy and his substitutions and time-outs are noticeably horrible.
His grimacing face is getting on my nerves and calling singling out seasoned players for in-game critiques .. in comparison to Kidd’s smiling face, enthusiasm and overall upbeat support of his players. It seems both younger and older players respond well to Jason.
Hollins “old school” simply smells and looks old … period!
Bottom line seems to be that Kidd is a far better manager than King (& apparently Prokolov) gives him credit for … and King is a far worse General Manager than the YES media makes him out to be!
Unhappy nets fan here … I sense the season is already doomed.