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The high-priced Brooklyn Nets started the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Pistons with a largely unrecognizable lineup. Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were nowhere to be found. Neither were Deron Williams or Brook Lopez, who missed the game with injuries. Instead, the fivesome of Nets that took the floor in what would be Brooklyn’s fifth straight loss consisted of Mason Plumlee, Alan Anderson, Tyshawn Taylor, Mirza Teletovic and Tornike Shengelia. For once, though, this wasn’t a case of embattled coach Jason Kidd falling asleep at the wheel. “They deserved to play,” Kidd told reporters. “I should have let them play the whole game or the whole quarter. They’re playing, you know, for each other.” If that seems like some passive-aggressive criticism of the more famous members of the Nets’ $103 million roster, Kidd wasn’t the only one firing shots across the bow. From the players’ side, Pierce questioned the Nets’ ability to make in-game adjustments, as the Pistons

WATCH: Jason Kidd on emotional roller coaster after Nets win

Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd quickly experienced a wide range of emotions immediately after Tuesday's game in Toronto. GIF via Twitter / @blazersedge.Kidd immediately expressed frustration and relief as the Nets barely hung on for a 102-100 victory over the Raptors, which was badly needed after having lost five straight games. However, Kidd quickly snapped out of it with...

Paul Pierce rips Jason Kidd, Nets Coaching Staff

COREY SIPKIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWSSometimes 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...

Jason Kidd rips veterans, players fire back

Things are not only bad on the court for the Brooklyn Nets, but now off it as well. According to a report by Sports Illustrated, Jason Kidd is unhappy with his veterans, and they’re firing back. In an interview with the New York Daily News, Kidd spoke about his team, their current five-game losing streak, […]

Nets' Management, Ownership Support Jason Kidd

The Brooklyn Nets have begun the season with a 3-10 record as they have faced several key injuries while Jason Kidd gains experience as head coach. Sources say that Kidd continues to have the support of the Nets' front office and from ownership. The Nets are spending approximately $190 million this season on salaries and luxury tax penalties. Sources confirmed that there have...

Jason Kidd Defends Benching Starters; PP Says Nets Don’t Make Adjustments

When you are a new head coach with limited experience and just recently played in the NBA, the transition is a lot smoother if you have a bunch of young players. When you have veterans who see you as a peer and not a superior, you are going to have problems. That is what is happening in Brooklyn. The first time Kidd made an authoritative decision, he got some backlash from Paul Piece...

Jason Kidd's look of relief after Nets win is priceless (GIF)

The Brooklyn Nets snapped a five-game losing streak on Tuesday, sweating out a 102-100 win over the Toronto Raptors. And it couldn’t have come as a greater relief for Jason Kidd. The first-year head coach went through, essentially, the entire range of possible human emotions after the final buzzer sounded.They nearly blew it, but the Nets will take a win any way they can get it...

Report: Jason Kidd Has Support Of Nets Management

I’m not sure Nets GM Billy King or owner Mihkail Prokhorov have any choice at this point but to support Jason Kidd. The Brooklyn Nets have lost five in a row and are now 3-10 after a Sunday loss at home to the Pistons. The team hasn’t had the benefit of a full healthy lineup at all this season. Amid rumors of unrest in the lockerroom, Marc Stein of ESPN is reporting that Kidd...

Jason Kidd had an epic reaction to Nets win over Raptors

Last night, the Brooklyn Nets won a squeaker against the Raptors as a late comeback attempt by Toronto fell short after an Amir Johnson three point attempt didn’t fall. Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd had a pretty epic reaction to the victory and the fine folks over at the Brooklyn Game recorded the video of it: You can relax now, Jason! *** Kidd image courtesy of Getty Images

Jason Kidd’s Reaction to Nets Winning a Game is Quite Amusing (Video)

I guess you would call this relief more than anything else.

Video: Jason Kidd’s Reaction After Nets Win Sums Up the Season So Far


Nets Struggling To Make Second Half Adjustments

The Brooklyn Nets have struggled mightily in the second half of games this season, especially in the third quarters. They were outscored 34-15 in the third quarter of Sunday's 109-97 loss to the Detroit Pistons. “The third quarter is something that stands out right now that we’ve got to get better at, coaches and players,” Jason Kidd said. The Nets want to blame their string...

Kevin Garnett Says Nets Are ‘Embarrassed’ After Team Fails to Meet Expectations, Starts Season 3-10

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Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets Shoot Around

Inside the Purple Room presents a glimpse into how both the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets are prepping for tonight’s game. The Nets have lost 5 straight games and the Raptors are on the cusp of going 7-7 and achieving the .500 mark. Hear what Jason Kidd thinks the keys are to tonight’s game and what Dwane Casey has emphasized to his team prior to the tip. The Nets have...

Cuban no longer holds grudge against ex-coach Don Nelson: 'We're friends'

It wasn’t surprising to hear Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wish Jason Kidd well in turning around the struggling Nets and reiterate that he plans to honor Kidd in some way. After all, it’s well-known that Cuban contacted the former Mavericks point guard on the day he announced his retirement as a player and congratulated him on his career. Cuban had held a grudge after Kidd committed...

Nets-Raptors Preview

The banged-up Brooklyn Nets continue to sink, with a five-game losing streak that has dropped them to the bottom of the Eastern Conference. They'll try to end their skid Tuesday night in a matchup with the first-place Toronto Raptors, who are seeking a third straight victory. Brooklyn (3-10) fell 109-97 to Detroit on Sunday, booed by the Barclays Center crowd in the second...
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