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07:07 AM ET 07.16 | Brooklyn certainly hasn't been shy about player acquisitions, and there has already been at least some return on the investments. [The Nets] are on the verge of selling out full season-ticket plans for the 2013-14 season, according to a team news release. The Nets say they have sold more than $3 million in full season tickets since announcing that they acquired Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Andrei Kirilenko and Jason Terry. Individual and group tickets will go on sale in September. The Nets are starting a new marketing campaign featuring Garnett, Pierce, Kirilenko and Terry featuring the slogan, "Hello Brooklyn: We're in." Those four players will be introduced to the media at a news conference Thursday at Barclays Center.

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July 16, 2013  07:19 AM ET

That lineup of four is 139 years. Hopefully father time is kind to them for at least a season. The Lakers starting five was 139 years old and look at all the injuries that happened in LA last season. Be nice to see two good team in NY but age wise, wow!

I read the piece yesterday that talks about 33 year old Metta bringing youth to the Knicks when comparing them to Brooklyn. They better make sure their Medicare Plan B is in order...

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July 16, 2013  08:54 AM ET
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The key is getting pp and kg to the playoffs healthy and not spent.If they can do that.....they will be a major player in the playoffs

I really admire the talent on the team. The only question mark is their coaching staff... they're all unproven. The owner needs to look into bringing in an experienced coach. The team will now look attractive to Phil Jackson.... and Kidd can learn from him. Even the Gundy's should do. They've got so much talent I'd hate to see them blow the season to rookie coaching.

July 16, 2013  08:55 AM ET

The good thing about the Nets is that they're deep and do have some young experience players. The old vets minutes will be manage.

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July 16, 2013  09:10 AM ET

Dang interns! Don't you have a new picture of Dwight in a Rockets uni?

I mean Pierce in a Nets uni...

LMAO!!!

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July 16, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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I really admire the talent on the team. The only question mark is their coaching staff... they're all unproven. The owner needs to look into bringing in an experienced coach. The team will now look attractive to Phil Jackson.... and Kidd can learn from him. Even the Gundy's should do. They've got so much talent I'd hate to see them blow the season to rookie coaching.

Larry Frank is a solid assistant ... when he was head coach of the Nets they made the playoffs 3-4 times.

July 16, 2013  10:10 AM ET

You Are The Clippers East, Bros.

July 16, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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Larry Frank is a solid assistant ... when he was head coach of the Nets they made the playoffs 3-4 times.

Lawrence... JKidd was the coach during those playoffs. Frank sucked when JKidd wasn't around.

July 16, 2013  10:16 AM ET
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I really admire the talent on the team. The only question mark is their coaching staff... they're all unproven. The owner needs to look into bringing in an experienced coach. The team will now look attractive to Phil Jackson.... and Kidd can learn from him. Even the Gundy's should do. They've got so much talent I'd hate to see them blow the season to rookie coaching.

+1, im not sure if Kidd can handle of that

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July 16, 2013  11:29 AM ET
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The key is getting pp and kg to the playoffs healthy and not spent.If they can do that.....they will be a major player in the playoffs

Yup the Nets have clearly spent money with the intention of winning it all this year or bust. I agree about being healthy come playoff time. The regular season they will coast and crank it up in the playoffs. PP, KG will play no more than 25-27 min/game. Good backups in Kirilenko, Blatche, Evans. They are deep enough to compete with any team without relying on one person to do all the heavy lifting.

The Knicks took a few steps back this offseason IMO. I will be surprised if the Nets don't win the division now

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July 16, 2013  11:51 AM ET
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It's going to be really weird seeing PP in a Nets uni. Almost as weird as seeing Jordan in a Wizards uni back in the day.

If the Lakers were as proactive as Boston, Kobe would be in a Charlotte uniform and LA would have some cap space. They amnestied the wrong player.

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July 16, 2013  12:43 PM ET
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If the Lakers were as proactive as Boston, Kobe would be in a Charlotte uniform and LA would have some cap space. They amnestied the wrong player.

I'm still baffled on the justification for keeping Kobe on Lakers roster... maybe he's got some dirt on the Buss family.. something as deep as them being part of a drug cartel or something. For all the millions they'd save for letting an aging walk there gotta be a reason deeper than the President.

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