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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. 30...

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

Jan 1 2014, 11:35pm CST | by

NBA: Stan Van Gundy Calls Brooklyn Nets 'Bush League' Photo Credit: Getty Images

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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7 weeks ago

Young scores 19 as T-Wolves hold off Pistons

Oct 30 2014 9:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MINNEAPOLIS — Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Timberwolves in their home opener. Caron Butler scored 24 points and D.J. Augustin had 20 points and six assists for the Pi ...
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7 weeks ago

Young scores 19 as T-Wolves hold off Pistons

Oct 30 2014 9:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MINNEAPOLIS — Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Timberwolves in their home opener. Caron Butler scored 24 points and D.J. Augustin had 20 points and six a ...
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7 weeks ago

Young scores 19 as T-Wolves hold off Pistons

Oct 30 2014 9:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MINNEAPOLIS — Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Timberwolves in their home opener. Caron Butler scored 24 points and D.J. Augustin had 20 points and six assists for the Pistons, who have opened the season w ...
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7 weeks ago

Young scores 19 as T-Wolves hold off Pistons

Oct 30 2014 9:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MINNEAPOLIS — Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Timberwolves in their home opener. Caron Butler scored 24 points and D.J. Augustin had 20 points and six assists for the Pistons, who have opened the season with ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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7 weeks ago

Young scores 19 as T-Wolves hold off Pistons

Oct 30 2014 9:43pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MINNEAPOLIS — Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Timberwolves in their home opener. Caron Butler scored 24 points and D.J. Augustin had 20 points and six as ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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7 weeks ago

Good morning, Kemba Walker is handing out CLUTCH for Halloween

Oct 30 2014 7:07am CDT | Source: SBNation

That and more in Thursday's NBA newsletter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. KEMBA! Fresh off that fat contract extension, Kemba Walker led the Hornets on the comeback trail and nailed not one BUT TWO clutch shots: the bomb that sent the game to OT and the dagger to end it. Of course t ...
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7 weeks ago

Farried has big night as Nuggets shut down Pistons

Oct 29 2014 11:09pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — With key players returning from injury and still rounding into form, the Denver Nuggets leaned on Kenneth Faried. Faried had 22 points and 17 rebounds and the Nuggets opened the season with an 89-79 victory over Detroit, spoiling Stan Van Gundy’s first game at the Pistons’ coach on Wednesday night. "He was huge for us right from the beginning of the game," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. "Aggressive, getting good position down low. ...
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7 weeks ago

Farried has big night as Nuggets shut down Pistons

Oct 29 2014 11:09pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — Kenneth Faried scored 22 points and had 17 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets opened the season Wednesday night with an 89-79 win over Detroit, spoiling the debut of Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy. Aaron Afflalo, in his second tour with Denver after being acquired in an off-season trade with Orlando, had 15 points. Timofey Mozgov added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets, coming off a 36-46 campaign ...
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7 weeks ago

Farried has big night as Nuggets shut down Pistons

Oct 29 2014 11:09pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

DENVER — With key players returning from injury and still rounding into form, the Denver Nuggets leaned on Kenneth Faried. Faried had 22 points and 17 rebounds and the Nuggets opened the season with an 89-79 victory over Detroit, spoiling Stan Van Gundy’s first game at the Pistons’ coach on Wednesday night. "He was huge for us right from the beginning of the game," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. "Aggressive, getting goo ...
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7 weeks ago

Nuggets grind out win on opening night against Detroit Pistons

Oct 29 2014 10:44pm CDT | Source: denver post

The Nuggets won't put their 89-79 victory in a scrapbook, but a win's a win, and they grinded one out against the new-look Pistons led by a defensive-mi ...
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