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Sometimes the truth hurts, especially if your basketball team was projected to be elite but is struggling under a new coaching staff. So far despite the underachievement of the Brooklyn Nets the players have backed first year coach Jason Kidd, until now. Paul Pierce had some interesting quotes in his post-game interviews following Brooklyn's 109-97 home loss versus Detroit on Sunday.
via A.Sherrod Blakely CSNNE.com
"We got to understand teams aren't going to play the same way they did in the first half as they did in the second half because teams make adjustments, especially when they are down," said the former Celtics star. "And we got to realize that and adjust to that."
Yikes Paul, taking your leadership tips from Gerald Wallace? Injuries have been the number one scapegoat for the Nets underperformance, but maybe Jason Kidd is starting to become more of the problem than the solution. When you have a good NBA coach it can help elevate players, but when you have a terrible coach not so much. Look at the difference between Vinny Del Negro and Doc Rivers for the Clippers, imagine if the Nets had a first year coach who helps his players overachieve and play hard like the C’s? Then maybe Pierce wouldn’t have career lows and teams wouldn’t be able to handle 'The Truth.'


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Matty Mackay 11/26/2013 08:51:00 PM Edit
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