Originally written on Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Everyone was excited to have the Nets in Brooklyn. A state-of-the-art arena, new jerseys and a Russian billionaire couldn’t disguise the fact that we are still dealing with the same cursed franchise that played across the river in a swamp. After a 14-14 start, the Nets honored their history yesterday by kicking Avery Johnson out the door. The same coach that sat through two miserable rebuilding years in an empty arena in the swamp of New Jersey. A coach who was honored as the best in basketball the first month of the season. This wasn’t supposed to be another scenario where a revolving door of coaches try to motivate this generation’s Kenny Anderson, Derrick Coleman and Chris Morris. Avery Johnson came to New Jersey with the highest winning percentage in NBA history. He won 60 games in 2+ seasons with the Nets or 7 less than his 2006-2007 Dallas team won. The mistake the media, fans and Nets’ ownership made was believing that Brooklyn would change everything. A new arena and uniform...
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