Stan Van Gundy Calls Nets Bush League
Former head coach of the Orlando Magic, Stan Van Gundy, recently expressed his thoughts about the Brooklyn Nets situation and Jason Kidd. The Nets have the highest salary in the league, but have a 10-20 record in the worst division of the NBA. Injuries are somewhat to blame, however, even when the Nets were somewhat healthy, they couldn’t pull together a string of victories.
"I think with all the injuries it's been hard to evaluate Jason Kidd. It's been easy to jump on him not just because of the record, but the things coming out of their locker room, the situation with Lawrence Frank, the incident of spilling the drink on the floor," Van Gundy said. “I mean this has looked like a bush league organization much of the year, they don't play with much effort at all, a very uninspired team. But at the same time they had so many people hurt you just don't know. You can do whatever you want with the coaching situation but it is not going to change the situation with their roster. They just don't have a lot of options -- they don't have draft picks, they are way over the salary cap. They are probably in the worst situation of any team in the NBA right now."
To make matters worse, the Nets will be without the services of Brook Lopez for the rest of the year and Jason Kidd has looked every bit the part of a rookie head coach. So, it will be interesting whether or not the Nets will give Jason Kidd a mulligan considering all of the injuries that have taken place during his very first year as a NBA head coach. However, it would not be surprising if the Nets fired Jason Kidd some time this season. There are certain steps that a NBA team must take to win a title, but the Nets have seemed to skip a lot of them with a win-quick scheme, a lesson that they are paying for dearly right now.