Remember when the Brooklyn Nets were 11-4? They were one of the hottest teams in the NBA, beating up the competition and looking like they were worthy of the move from New Jersey into their fancy new palace in The Big Apple.
That was at the end of November and since then they’ve gone 5-11, most recently getting blown out by 30 at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, scoring an embarrassing five (yes, five) points in the third quarter.
The Nets fired Avery Johnson and are rolling with interim coach P.J. Carlesimo for now, but there’s no certainty that he’s the permanent solution.
They’ve quickly gone from an Eastern Conference contender to a big mess. Point guard Deron Williams puts a lot of the blame on himself, but clearly he’s not the only problem.
“I think we’re a little out of whack right now, as a group,” Williams said. “I know I am, individually. I’ve got to play better. I’ve got to find ways to get going. Even on bad nights, I don’t play like this. I don’t even feel