Close Article Return to stream X
NBA

Brooklyn Nets Have Found Head Coach In P.J Carlesimo

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

When former Brooklyn Nets coach Avery Johnson got fired after just 28 games, the NBA was curious as to who the Nets would bring in. Although legendary names like Larry Brown and Phil Jackson surfaced, the Nets gave then assistant coach P.J Carlesimo a shot to lead this team.

When Carlesimo took over, the Nets were at the tail end of a 3-10 month of December where they had been beaten by the crosstown rival New York Knicks twice. Since hiring Carlesimo the Nets are 8-1 and are currently a fourth seed in the Eastern Conference–just two games behind those same Knicks for the Atlantic division lead.

Carlesimo has this team playing much better basketball. In nine games the team has improved in rebounding by seven boards a game as players like Reggie Evans have emerged with 11.7 RPG in January. Of course, any teams success starts at the top with its key players and Joe Johnson has been a force averaging 20.0 points a contest in January as opposed to 17.4 in December.

The Nets have not had the steepest competition since Johnson was let go but, Carlesimo has had his team prepared in must win games and are now two and half games out of first place in the conference. A game that definitely stays with me is the clubs win on the road versus an excellent Oklahoma City Thunder squad–in just his fourth game at the helm the Nets rattled off a 110-93 victory in which the aforementioned Johnson poured in a season high 33 points.

Carlesimo has done a fantastic job in Brooklyn and deserves plenty of praise for this stark turnaround.

The hottest team in their last ten games will now play in back-to-back nights with the Toronto Raptors in town on Tuesday and a road match up with the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Watch Thaddeus Young Reject Ilyasova

It wasn't exactly an explosive dunk attempt, but Thaddeus Young still made a nice block of Ersan Ilyasova to save a basket for the Brooklyn Nets.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Dwyane Wade Makes Brooklyn Nets Look Foolish

You gotta give the Brooklyn Nets credit: Despite looking incredibly foolish at times in front of their home crowd, they competed against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night and only lost by four points. That said, you wouldn't know it from this epic clip of Dwyane Wade dribbling circles around multiple Nets and ultimately hitting a stellar fadeaway jumper.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NBA Videos

Gerald Green Throws Down Monstrous Slam On Nets

Gerald Green hasn't been the most consistent player throughout the early stages of his young career, but there's no denying his overwhelming athleticism. Against the floundering Brooklyn Nets this evening, Green showcased some of those said abilities by emphatically throwing down a monstrous dunk, and he caught some major air in the process. If he's ever able to learn how to do it night-in and night out, Green is going to be an All-Star one day.

Comment 0 Comments