Before the start of the season, the Brooklyn Nets were one of the most capable contenders to win the championship but, so far, they are playing so badly that they might not even see the play-offs this year.
The Nets are currently 3-8, after losing the last three games in a row. The experts are already looking for the reasons for Nets' bad start, but it looks like head coach Jason Kidd already took all the blame on himself.
“Just bad coaching,” said Kidd after the Monday's night defeat against Portland Trail Blazers. “I take the blame for this.”
The Nets really risked a lot by hiring Kidd this summer. After hiring Kidd, the Nets also made an amazing trade with Boston Celtics, where they acquired All-Stars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, as well as Jason Terry, Kidd's former Dallas teammate.
Even though all these players have won a championship ring, it seems that they are all too old to compete for another ring. What is also concerning for Nets is that they younger stars, point guard Deron Williams and center Brook Lopez, struggle with injuries.
Besides, Williams and sixth-man Andrei Kirilenko missed most of the training camp, which is definitely bad in terms of building chemistry on the court with your new teammates and try to learn how to play together.
With coach Kidd taking blame on himself, he restricted his players, but found himself in a uncomfortable position, as he might not seem to be the right man for the job.
We all know Kidd was like a coach on the court during his playing years, and was really respected among all the players in the NBA, but the anonymous scout who has been following Nets for a while, have some critics about Kidd's (not) coaching.
“He doesn’t do anything,” the scout told Bleacher Report. “He doesn’t make calls. John Welch does all the offense. Lawrence does all the defense. … I don’t know what Kidd does. I don’t think you can grade him and say he’s bad. You can give him an incomplete.”
Kidd is new to this job, and is under huge pressure with expectations of winning a title already in his rookie season as a coach. The season is long, and maybe the young coach need some more time. He has the roster that can compete, and is really experienced, so with the season going on, they can find the way to start winning.
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