How the New Jersey Nets wasted a prime Rick Pitino, awful Celtics 2 days ago   14:30

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In the mid-2000s, the NBA's Western Conference faltered a bit, allowing for the Eastern Conference to swoop in and win a couple championships. Heading into that mini era, anyone would have picked the New Jersey Nets to snatch at least one of those trophies. But instead of seizing the throne, the Nets followed back-to-back Finals visits with disaster: heartbreaking playoff defeats, payroll cuts, injuries, bad luck, and an eventual departure for Brooklyn.

This is how the New Jersey Nets collapsed.

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Brandon Lee
Nba collapse video ideas?

-iverson 76ers
-shaq Magic
-2013 knicks (im a fan lemme dream)
-steve nash suns
-shaq/kobe lakers
-kareem’s bucks
Rom 8
They should've acquired Penny Hardaway in the 2001-2002 season. Penny was unproductive with Stephon, but I think he could've manage to stay healthy for another couple of years with Kidd in NJ and won at least 1 championship.
Bula Wan
nice....
valis14
Uhh... people, Seth is playing with some rose-colored glasses here. The Nets were never good enough to beat those West teams. The Lakers manhandled them. The Spurs series in ‘03 was competitive but never really within reach. The Pistons were by far the more superior opponent the Spurs faced, taking them to a GM. 7 in ‘05. And let’s not forget what a coach killer JKidd was...
Pierce Whitlock
90s magic collapse??
ginn Dro
Them 04 Pistons was tuff 💪
darrell vital
kidd has 2 pts back then vs pistons game 7 in '04
King Ganishka
The Nets were never going to win anything, they were average at best because the east was so weak back in the early 2000s. If they had played in the west, they would have been 6th seed at best.
dsong2006
Should've kept the GOAT, Yi Jianlian
JMC Cars N More
Haven’t start watching the video, and as a Jason Kidd fan who followed the Nets during his years there as a player and coach, they wasted a championship run by not having a Center who dominated the paint, and by not having a consistent shooting guard. Now, lets see what SB Nation had to say!!
Aiden Mckenney
DO AN NHL ONE PLEASE!!???!?!?!!???!??
Angelo Te
Thank you sb for featuring my dead but beloved NJ NETS. im not a bkn fan anymore. Let's go mavs! GSW!
Basil Elamir
as much as i didnt like the new owner
1. kmart wasnt worth the contract we basically flipped KMART for VC
2. Kittles was out of the league in a year
3. The failure or Mutombo or Mourning to have the impact they were supposed to have.
4. The east got stronger....
And i was at game 5 against the spurs and game 6against the pistons
BPS Sports
do beef history on thomas and Kenyon Martin pls
BPS Sports
father of a guy named jared
Trump reference on a sports channel
lol
lmao
Kevin Potter
You should do a collapse on the suns
courtney gates
The best point guard in the nba from 2001-2007 was Jason Kidd
young kobe
I see Seattle Seahawks it the future
Lodogg 3323
Do the Nuggets please.
EaST CoAsT MaCHete
I still see them as the New Jersey Nets . the jerseys are better than todays nets
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Rick Pitino, awful Celtics How the New Jersey Nets wasted a prime 2 days ago   09:34

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Before the 1997-98 NBA season, eight NBA teams made a change at head coach. One of those teams was the Boston Celtics, who hired Rick Pitino away from the University of Kentucky to be coach and president. The decision to put that much power in the hands of someone who was fickle with his roster, collegiate in his approach, and interested in being the center of the show, proved to be a total disaster.

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