The Morning Tip Off: The Nets are in a Pickle
Every weekday morning, Brooklyn’s Finest will scour the interwebs for the best (and worst) of Nets coverage from the previous day (and night).
As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
2. Former President Bill Clinton was sitting courtside for the Nets/Bucks tilt last night. Dissociating from politics for a minute, we can all agree that Bill Clinton is the man, can we not? Devin Kharpertian and the Nets sound team agree:
Bill Clinton gets a loud ovation at Barclays as I’M THE MAN, I’M THE MAN, I’M THE MAN plays in the background. — devin kharpertian (@uuords) November 3, 2015
As USA Today points out, at the exact same time that Bill Clinton was being interviewed by the Nets broadcast, Meek Mill was being interviewed by the Sixers broadcast.
What a league.
3. As Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York points out, Jason Kidd looks to have made the right decision:
Two years later, Jason Kidd’s move from Brooklyn to Milwaukee looks even better.
Coach Kidd’s young Bucks shined Monday night, securing their first victory of the season, 103-96, over the winless Nets in front of just 12,576 at Barclays Center.
The crowd greeted Kidd with a mix of boos and cheers when he was introduced before the game.
Mazzeo points out just after his opening that Kidd will have the enviable task of molding a pair of 24 year old’s in Michael Carter-Williams and Khris Middleton, and a pair of 20-year-old’s in Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo. As well as a 25-year-old free agent signing in Greg Monroe.
It’s really just twisting the knife at this point Mike:
But there is an absolute embarrassment of riches in Milwaukee, and the same simply cannot be said for the Nets, who currently are trying to make it through a “bridge year” with no control over their own first-round draft pick until 2019.
Kidd always saw all the angles as a player, putting himself in the best position to have success — even if he angered some people in the process.
Now, the future Hall of Fame visionary is doing the same as a coach. Clearly, he saw the future, which looks bright in Milwaukee and bleak in Brooklyn.
And with that, I’m off to tropical Barbados until Sunday. See you all next week!