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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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Jodie Meeks' Injury Opens Door for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's Arrival

Oct 14 2014 7:16pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Detroit Pistons are fortunate to have two starting-caliber options at the shooting guard position. One of them won't see action for the next couple of months. According to the team's website, "Jodie Meeks will be out of the lineup for approximately eight weeks due to a stress reaction of the lower back." The announcement notes that the 27-year-old—who "was originally diagno ...
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Injury: Updates on Pistons Star's Knee and Return

Oct 13 2014 9:49am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suffered a knee injury against the Washington Wizards on Sunday.  The news of Caldwell-Pope's ailment was reported by the Keith Langlois of NBA.com. Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News later reported the MRI revealed a strain: Following the game, teammate Greg Monroe spoke about the injury that forced Caldwell-Pope to exit to the locker room, via Langlois. "Any ...
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Video: Andre Drummond Goes 9-for-9, But Misses Big Free Throw Late In A Loss

Oct 12 2014 10:15pm CDT | Source: dime mag

The Pistons fell to the Wizards 91-89 on a last-second dunk by Kevin Seraphin. But Detrot’s coach Stan Van Gundy can can feel good about center Andre Drummond, who finished the game a perfect 9—of-9 from the field. Unfortunately, he continues to be abysmal from the free throw line. Drummond is entering his third year […] The post Video: Andre Drummond Goes 9-for-9, But Misses Big Free Throw Late In A Loss appeared first on Dime Magazine (dimemag.com) : Daily N ...
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Caldwell-Pope injured as Pistons fall to Wizards

Oct 12 2014 3:59pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WASHINGTON – Detroit guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope sprained his left knee in the third quarter in the Pistons’ 91-89 exhibition loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday. Caldwell-Pope, a second-year player out of Georgia, fell underneath Washington’s basket and needed assistance getting to the locker room. He did not return after scoring 12 points in 24 minutes. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said Caldwell-Pope will be looked at when the team returns to Detroit. ...
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Caldwell-Pope injured as Pistons fall to Wizards

Oct 12 2014 3:59pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WASHINGTON – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope exited in the third quarter with a left knee sprain, as the Detroit Pistons fell to the Washington Wizards 91-89 on Sunday. Caldwell-Pope, a second-year guard out of Georgia, fell underneath Washington’s basket and needed assistance getting to the locker room. He did not return after scoring 12 points in 24 minutes. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said Caldwell-Pope will be loo ...
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Caldwell-Pope injured as Pistons fall to Wizards

Oct 12 2014 3:59pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WASHINGTON – Detroit guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope sprained his left knee in the third quarter in the Pistons’ 91-89 exhibition loss to the Washington Wizards on Sunday. Caldwell-Pope, a second-year player out of Georgia, fell underneath Washington’s basket and needed assistance getting to the locker room. He did not return after scoring 12 points in 24 minutes. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said Caldwell-Pope ...
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Caldwell-Pope, Drummond lead Pistons in win

Oct 9 2014 9:24pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points, Andre Drummond added 15 points and 16 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 94-80 on Thursday night in a preseason game. Former Pistons Khris Middleton (13 points) and Brandon Knight (11 points, seven assists) led Milwaukee, which turned the ball over 23 times for 26 Detroit points. Caldwell-Pope had 18 points off the bench in Detroit’s overtime win over Chicago on Tuesday, while Drummond added 13, b ...
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2 weeks ago

Caldwell-Pope, Drummond lead Pistons in win

Oct 9 2014 9:24pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points, Andre Drummond added 15 points and 16 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 94-80 on Thursday night in a preseason game. Former Pistons Khris Middleton (13 points) and Brandon Knight (11 points, seven assists) led Milwaukee, which turned the ball over 23 times for 26 Detroit points. Caldwell-Pope had 18 points off the ...
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2 weeks ago

Caldwell-Pope, Drummond lead Pistons in win

Oct 9 2014 9:24pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points, Andre Drummond added 15 points and 16 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 94-80 on Thursday night in a preseason game. Former Pistons Khris Middleton (13 points) and Brandon Knight (11 points, seven assists) led Milwaukee, which turned the ball over 23 times for 26 Detroit points. Caldwell-Pope had 18 points off the bench in Detroit’s overtime win o ...
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