Who is the luckiest man on Earth today? My guess is former New Jersey Nets head coach Lawrence Frank. After being fired by the Nets, Frank will not have to be pinned to the trivia question “Who was the coach of the Nets when they set the NBA record for most consecutive losses to start a season?”
After falling to the L.A. Lakers Sunday the Nets managed to fall to 0-17 on the season. A slow start of epic proportions. Football fans were stunned by the Titans starting 0-6? Well the Nets better find their version of Vince Young fast, before the Mavericks come to town to drop the record number 18 on them. It would take a flat out miracle for the Nets to stop the streak against one of the better teams in the league, hmm unless they cry for mercy?
The Nets are scoring 85.7 points per game, last in the league, and by a healthy margin of 2.5 points. They shoot at just 40.4 percent from the field, also last in the league, and also by a good margin. Three-point shooting you ask? Well you know it, 26 percent, and tied for last in the league. On the defensive end they allow 97 points per game, not last mind you, but 20th, still far from good. Also there is a starving need for anyone to step up besides center Brook Lopez. Lopez leads the team in scoring, rebounding, block shots, minutes, field goal percentage and probably the mental thought of “what am I doing here?”
Yes, the Nets do have some ok talent out there, guys like Chris Douglas-Roberts, Devin Harris and Rafer Alston, but as a whole it’s just awful. I have had the chance to watch a few of the Nets games this year from start to finish and it just looks so, “college”. You know that something will always go wrong. You feel that crucial turnover or missed shot right around the corner. Yes they have played a few games close, but the ending is becoming inevitable.
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