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07:22 AM ET 12.06 | Losing to the Knicks, on the surface, isn't so bad, but being the worst team in New York really is saying something this year. Things are now so bad for Jason Kidd that postgame quotes from the Nets' locker room no longer really matter. Instead, we'd much rather hear from Mikhail Prokhorov, wherever he is, and maybe read a few lines from Lawrence Frank's game report, if the exiled assistant ever bothers filing one. Or perhaps an honest take from P.J. Carlesimo. ... But for the moment, until the Knicks and Nets produce a real basketball pulse, that is Kidd's villainous fate in New York. Some of the Knicks still hold him accountable for their struggles, because of his retirement. Meanwhile, he gets blamed, at least in part, for the Nets' problems, because of his presence on the bench in Brooklyn.

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December 6, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Why are we even talking about the Knicks and Nets? Ok, so the Knicks suck just a hair less. Is that really something to be proud of?

December 6, 2013  08:40 AM ET

Rare is the individual that can mess up two teams at the same time.



A true HOF'er.

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December 6, 2013  08:56 AM ET

Fire him. Fire hime now. Bring back PJ. Bring back Cal. Bring back Chuck Daly from the dead. Just fire Kidd now.

December 6, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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Why are we even talking about the Knicks and Nets? Ok, so the Knicks suck just a hair less. Is that really something to be proud of?

Kind of....


Morning Doc....

December 6, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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Cuban?

Or Kobe, maybe even Dwight, Lebron (et. al)...............

December 6, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Come on NY, yeah Kidd contributed to your success back then, but he wasn't **that** important that his departure is the current factor for your struggles. NY you suck because of yourselves.

December 6, 2013  09:26 AM ET

Kidd did not ruin the Knicks that is false. I knew when Kidd signed last year he would only be there for a year because his previous season in Dallas he barely had anything left. The dude was pushing 40 and they had they had 3 PG's. That is a management problem more than anything else. The Nets are just injured old and have no cohesion. They probably will figure it out to make the playoffs.

December 6, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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Kidd did not ruin the Knicks that is false. I knew when Kidd signed last year he would only be there for a year because his previous season in Dallas he barely had anything left. The dude was pushing 40 and they had they had 3 PG's. That is a management problem more than anything else. The Nets are just injured old and have no cohesion. They probably will figure it out to make the playoffs.

The Knicks biggest problem this year is they lack "self-governance" which Rash-Weed, Kurt Thomas, Camby and Kidd as solid veterans imparted onto the teams make-up..... They keep stepping on their tally-wackers every single time they move away from passing the ball around running the break and start playing ISO-Hero ball..... Last night was a perfect example how good they can be when they get "everyone" involved in the flow of the game... Albeit versus another team just as stinky as themselves...

December 6, 2013  09:33 AM ET

Seriously the Nets need to fire Kidd immediately and bring in a reputable coach ASAP.... This team is too loaded with talent to be playing this poorly

December 6, 2013  09:41 AM ET

Hey Nets, Isiah is available as potential coach, his deep knowledge of the Knicks can help next time around.

December 6, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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The Knicks biggest problem this year is they lack "self-governance" which Rash-Weed, Kurt Thomas, Camby and Kidd as solid veterans imparted onto the teams make-up..... They keep stepping on their tally-wackers every single time they move away from passing the ball around running the break and start playing ISO-Hero ball..... Last night was a perfect example how good they can be when they get "everyone" involved in the flow of the game... Albeit versus another team just as stinky as themselves...

I understand him as vet "mentor" but the Knicks as a team have to get it together. They always go to the media with "the ball keeps sticking". Just have a meeting and tell Melo to share the ball Isolation basketball is easy to defend. It is like they are speaking up but not speaking up. Just be direct with it. Woodson needs to instill it too

December 6, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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Seriously the Nets need to fire Kidd immediately and bring in a reputable coach ASAP.... This team is too loaded with talent to be playing this poorly

Hollins is the best coach out there. He would be the most obvious choice

December 6, 2013  10:03 AM ET

Did You Break What Was Already Broken, Bro?

December 6, 2013  10:06 AM ET
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Hollins is the best coach out there. He would be the most obvious choice

I agree.

December 6, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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I understand him as vet "mentor" but the Knicks as a team have to get it together. They always go to the media with "the ball keeps sticking". Just have a meeting and tell Melo to share the ball Isolation basketball is easy to defend. It is like they are speaking up but not speaking up. Just be direct with it. Woodson needs to instill it too

Agreed - ISO has it's place in the game but shouldn't be 95% of the plays and Woodson needs to really enforce moving the ball even if it means benching the ball hogs (JR Smith or even Melo) every once in awhile as a sanity check...

The way they played last night was reminiscent on what got them to be the second seed in the east last season....

 
December 6, 2013  10:10 AM ET

Life is good and right in the world...

Celtics at the top of the toughes division in the L.....if not..

THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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