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NBA: Stan Van Gundy Calls Brooklyn Nets 'Bush League'
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NBA: Stan Van Gundy Calls Brooklyn Nets 'Bush League'

Jan 1 2014, 11:35pm CST | by

Former Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy labeled the Brooklyn Nets as a "bush league organization" on "Amani and Eytan" on NBC Sports Radio.

Stan Van Gundy thinks the Brooklyn Nets are a "bush league organization."  This is what the former Orlando Magic head coach told Amani and Eytan during their radio program on NBC Sports Radio Dec....

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NBA: Stan Van Gundy Calls Brooklyn Nets 'Bush League'

Jan 1 2014, 11:35pm CST | by

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Former Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy labeled the Brooklyn Nets as a "bush league organization" on "Amani and Eytan" on NBC Sports Radio.

Stan Van Gundy thinks the Brooklyn Nets are a "bush league organization." 

This is what the former Orlando Magic head coach told Amani and Eytan during their radio program on NBC Sports Radio Dec. 30 as reported by ESPN New York's Mike Mazzeo. Van Gundy pulled no punches when he went on air.

"I think with all the injuries it's been hard to evaluate Jason Kidd. It's been easy to jump on him not just because of the record, but the things coming out of their locker room, the situation with Lawrence Frank, the incident of spilling the drink on the floor. 

"I mean this has looked like a bush league organization much of the year, they don't play with much effort at all, a very uninspired team. But at the same time they had so many people hurt you just don't know. And now they are not going to be healthy all year. 

"You can do whatever you want with the coaching situation but it is not going to change the situation with their roster. They just don't have a lot of options -- they don't have draft picks, they are way over the salary cap. 

"They are probably in the worst situation of any team in the NBA right now."

The New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy agreed with Van Gundy's observation in his Jan. 1 article when he said,"The Nets have become the target of ridicule throughout the league, with their astronomical payroll, pitiful record, apathy and their coach on the hot seat just 31 games into his career."

On the other hand, Mazzeo was able to quote Kidd shortly before the Nets took on the San Antonio Spurs, who beat Brooklyn 113-92, to get his thoughts on what Van Gundy had to say. 

"Well I think we have one of the best owners (Mikhail Prokhorov), and so I'm confident. We've got a group of guys in there that are fighting, and we can only take care of one thing and that's tonight's game. 

"Everybody has a right to their opinion, but the guys in that locker room are fighting, and we look forward to tonight's game."

Bondy, who notes Prokhorov hasn't attended a Nets game since October, also interviewed Nets forward Paul Pierce after the loss. Pierce quipped,"It's embarrassing. I don't know if I've ever been part of this many blowouts in one season already." 

Another person who agrees with Van Gundy's assessment is no other than Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, who had a conversation with The New York Post's Tim Bontemps on New Year's Day. 

"They've had everything hit them. They've had a gazillion new players. They've had injuries that are ridiculous. You can almost not even begin to deal with that. You have to have all your bodies there.

"And even if you had them all there, it takes time to put in a system and get used to each other. They haven't had an opportunity to do any of that."

The Nets are 10-21 (.323) and are fourth in the NBA's Atlantic Division as of Jan. 2. 

 
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Report: Greg Monroe Signs Qualifying Offer With the Pistons

Sep 8 2014 8:20am CDT | Source: slamonline

As had been expected, Pistons big man Greg Monroe has reportedly accepted a $5.5 million qualifying offer, and the restricted free agent is set to leave the franchise next summer. A sign-and-trade couldn’t be worked out, clearing the way for Monroe’s exit from Detroit as an unrestricted free agent in 2015. Per Yahoo! Sports: For Monroe, this is a bold step that few have taken before him. It brings with ...
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Source: Pistons sign Monroe to qualifying offer

Sep 5 2014 6:10pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DETROIT — Greg Monroe has signed a $5.48 million, one-year qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because no announcement had been made. The move sets the stage for the 6-foot-11 Monroe to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. The 24-year-old Monroe has been a consistent scorer for the Pistons since they drafted him with the seventh pick in 2010, but hi ...
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1 week ago

Source: Pistons sign Monroe to qualifying offer

Sep 5 2014 6:10pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DETROIT — Greg Monroe has signed a $5.48 million, one-year qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because no announcement had been made. The move sets the stage for the 6-foot-11 Monroe to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. The 24-year-old Monroe has been a consistent scorer for the Pistons since they drafted him with the seventh pick in 2010, but his future ...
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1 week ago

Source: Pistons sign Monroe to qualifying offer

Sep 5 2014 6:10pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DETROIT — Greg Monroe has signed a $5.48 million, one-year qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because no announcement had been made. The move sets the stage for the 6-foot-11 Monroe to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. The 24-year-old Monroe has been a consistent scorer for the Pistons since they drafted him with ...
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1 week ago

Source: Pistons sign Monroe to qualifying offer

Sep 5 2014 6:10pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DETROIT — Greg Monroe has signed a $5.48 million, one-year qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because no announcement had been made. The move sets the stage for the 6-foot-11 Monroe to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. The 24-year-old Monroe has been a consistent scorer for the Pistons since they drafted him with the seventh pick in 201 ...
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1 week ago

Source: Pistons sign Monroe to qualifying offer

Sep 5 2014 6:10pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DETROIT — Greg Monroe has signed a $5.48 million, one-year qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because no announcement had been made. The move sets the stage for the 6-foot-11 Monroe to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. The 24-year-old Monroe has been a consistent scorer for the Pistons since they draf ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 week ago

Josh Smith Added Muscle To Play More Inside Next Year, If You Can Believe It

Sep 3 2014 3:45pm CDT | Source: dime mag

It’s hard to avoid thinking about an 18-footer clanking against the iron every time one discusses the offensive repertoire of Josh Smith. The former Hawk and current Pistons small forward has a tendency to jack the ball from the perimeter despite his long, 6-9 body and 7-foot wingspan. But with new coach/GM Stan Van Gundy […] The post Josh Smith Added Muscle To Play More Inside Next Year, If You Can Believe It appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Dail ...
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1 week ago

Josh Smith Added Muscle to Play Closer to the Basket

Sep 3 2014 8:40am CDT | Source: slamonline

With the NBA season just around the corner, that can only mean one thing: the glorious return of MUSCLEWATCH™, of course. Josh Smith says he’s been adding bulk to his frame over the summer, as he looks to be more of a force in the post — Detroit Pistons can only pray this means less ill-advised long jumpers from Mr. Smith. Per the team website: “I’m ready to play whatever position is asked of me,” said Smith, notic ...
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4 weeks ago

Best Potential Free-Agent Landing Spots for Greg Monroe During 2015 Offseason

Aug 19 2014 6:42pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Greg Monroe might not be with the Detroit Pistons too much longer.  As David Mayo of MLive.com reports, the big man hasn't yet informed his team he'll be accepting the qualifying offer, but that remains a distinct possibility:  Neither Greg Monroe nor his agent has told the Detroit Pistons of the player's plans to sign a qualifying offer and secure his unrestricted free agency next season, according to Stan Van Gundy, but a USA Today report that the big man intends to tak ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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5 weeks ago

Greg Monroe Signs Qualifying Offer with Pistons: Latest Details, Analysis

Aug 12 2014 6:16pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Stan Van Gundy's first big personnel move as Pistons head coach and president of basketball operations had long been expected to be deciding Greg Monroe's future in Detroit. Well, Monroe has decided to take the decision out of his hands.     The restricted free agent informed the Pistons Tuesday that he will accept their one-year, $5.479 million qualifying offer rather than accept a long-term deal, per Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today. Monroe, 24, has played his first four seasons ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 

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