Amidst mounting criticism for Nets head coach Jason Kidd, Kevin Garnett told reporters, including Brian Lewis of the New York Post that the blame falls on the players’ shoulders and not just on Kidd. Paul Pierce echoed those sentiments, saying that everyone is accountable for the club’s slow start. Here’s this afternoon’s look at the Atlantic..
- There has been some speculation over Mike Woodson‘s job security with the Knicks, but as far as he’s concerned, it “shouldn’t be a discussion,” tweets Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com. Earlier today, Ken Berger of CBSSports.com spoke with some league execs who speculated that the Knicks could be gearing up to make a run at Kentucky coach John Calipari.
- Sixers coach Brett Brown argues that Spencer Hawes and Nerlens Noel can play together on the floor without any issues, tweets Tom Moore of Calkins Media. Unfortunately for Philly, they won’t know that for sure for quite a while.
- Kidd is preaching patience and reminding reporters that winning is a “process,” but Andy Vasquez of the Bergen Record says the Nets have to start racking up the wins in a hurry if they want to contend this season.
- Marc Berman of the New York Post (via Twitter) argues that the Nets and Knicks would be in better shape if Kidd had continued playing and fulfilled the remainder of his three-year contract.
- Jonathan Tjarks of RealGM looks to diagnose why the Knicks are a team in crisis.