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).

1. The Nets are 0-4 after a home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks and nothing can epitomize their season better right now than the biggest story of the night being a pickle on the floor.


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:

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!