Kidd Says Nets Are In It To Win It

 

ORLANDO, Fla. — With contracts finally signed and approved, Jason Kidd was finally able to talk about Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry joining his Nets.

summer-league-logoAnd the first-year coach talked big, setting the Heat in his sights.

“They’re the blueprint,” Kidd said. “They’re the champs. They won it twice and could have won three times in a row. When they put that team together they were trying to win championships and have had a lot of success. If you want to compete with them you’ve got to have horses I think we have that.

“I think we’re all excited. I think we all been waiting for this day. You look at management and the pieces they brought in. They’re sending a message they want to win now. So we’re up for this challenge.”

Kidd said the fact that Garnett, Pierce and Terry are all in their 30s and all have previous championship experience would make the transition easier.

“These guys all understand what it takes to win,” Kidd said. “They’ve all sacrificed. You have to sacrifice to be a winning team in this league. We talk Paul, KG and can’t forget Jason Terry. He also understands what it takes to win a championship.

“They all are unselfish. Someone has to shoot the ball. Teams that put big names together tend to take a step back and rely on the other superstar. They all have to rely on each other, but also look at the basket. The guys we brought in have that work ethic and will share with their teammates.”

Kidd said his team will welcome the pressure of being expected to win next season.

“I think when you look at champ-caliber teams, there is always high expectation and always a lot of attention. When the Heat put together they was talk of going undefeated. They didn’t get off to a great start but they found a way and won back-to-back championships. We’re not the Miami Heat, but we feel we can compete at a high level. That said, there’s gonna be a lot of eyes on us. Hopefully we can show ourselves how to play the game the right way.

“Hopefully, at the end end of June or somewhere around the 20th, we can be the last team standing.”

19 Comments

  1. yololololo says:

    Nets not gonna win this year with a rookie coach, they are a hell of a team on paper, but i doubt that they are contenders

  2. sh*? real says:

    What about trayvon martin who was just standing his ground

  3. bballfan777 says:

    Wow Fran… I posted my opinion on the Nets twice and it didn’t make it past moderation. NO PROFANITY OR VULGARITY JUST AN OPINION. Do you work for the Nets under the table? It’s a basketball blog being monitored like the Gestapo. Are you that afraid someone will out banter you. It’s just sports none of our opinion means anything. Especially the pundits – you! I definitely am done with reading hang time.

  4. Akeem says:

    What’s up with Pinoy?? Lol…anyway. I pick them to win it ALL. I had hoped they’d get AK47, but thought it impossible. He is the X-factor. He can guard these talented small forwards of the league, shoot the 3, or drive and dunk. Love it!!!

  5. theholyspectator says:

    a brand spanking new coach in jkidd to coach a team of allstars/hall of famers and take them thru the playorrs..beat miami and win the title? lol..thats a lot to ask for…people seem to have already forgotten that miami beat the spurs in a 7 game series…lets let the season unfold and see just how this bk nets team play..they are definitely a contender but when you got teams like indiana and drose back with chicago bulls..im not too sure if we can say that they will be next years champs…the favorites will once again be the heat…gonna be quite an interesting year

  6. chitown says:

    This team looks very good, but all of them have to change their styles to fit together. You cant have 5 guys who are capable of scoring on one team. At least one person has to take a dip in the scoring department and play within the system. Hopefully with Lawrence Frank next to Jason Kidd, they can create good strategies in key games and situations.

  7. justin says:

    Starting Line up
    PG-D-Will
    SG-Joe Johnson
    SF-Paul Pierce
    PF-KG
    C-Brook Lopez
    Bench
    6th Man-AK47
    7th Man-Terry
    Other Bench Mobs
    Andray Blatche
    Mirza Teletovic
    Riggie Evans
    Shaun Livinston
    Mason Plumlee
    DJ White

    If This Group Stay Healthy … They got a very good Chance of winning 2014 NBA championship !! maybe a 2 to 3 years window..!!

    • chitown says:

      Andrei Kirilenko and Jason Terry will probably be the first 2 guys off the bench, but Andray Blatche and Reggie Evans are key players as well. Blatche had a career year with the Nets last season and Reggie Evans dominated the boards with his rugged play. Add those 2 to Kirilenko and Terry, you have a really good bench that is better than the Lakers last season and the Heat the first year they had the Big 3. The bench has def improved.

  8. mortimer says:

    they will be like the lakers of this year … the big flop of 2014

  9. K says:

    This is not gonna workin’.

  10. umm says:

    boston didnt won it twice

  11. J says:

    they have a good shot at winning a championship but it wont last forever they prob have 1 maybe 2 chances to get it done lets see if they can

  12. Filipino Idiot says:

    PG: D Will
    SG: Joe Johnson
    SF: Da Truth
    PF: KG
    C: Brook Lopez
    Six man: J Terry

    Championship 2014 Brooklyn Nets!!!

  13. Max says:

    Lakers’! ‘ go for Marc gasol&kevin love
    &. Rockett’s. Asik!

  14. W/E says:

    Kidd is delusional lol,comon get real

  15. DeBrosh says:

    mixed feelings! I love JKidd ! I am not sure sure about this Motley crew, anyway best of luck to them.