The 2010 NBA Draft and the New Jersey Nets’ Free Agent Plans

April 2nd, 2010 by David Glazer Leave a reply »
Break out the champagne: the Nets are not the worst team ever!!! 

With their 10th win, the Nets have avoided infamy as the worst team in NBA history.  Instead they will merely be known as one of the worst teams.

The good news is that the Nets have a lot of young players.  The bad news is that only Brook Lopez was healthy and consistent this year.

Despite the horrible season, the Nets are actually in great shape for the future.  They have a new owner in Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who is a true lover of basketball and has a history of success as an owner of a professional basketball franchise.

Just ask any Knicks fan how much good or bad ownership matters.  Virtually every Knicks fan that I know wishes that Prokhorov had bought the Knicks and not the Nets.

The Nets are moving to Newark.  This is a very underrated move.

The Izod Center is a nice place to watch a game or a concert, but it is in the middle of nowhere as far as people go.  As such, it was very hard to build a hardcore fan base that would give the Nets a home court advantage.  Even when they were win ...

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