Is Tension Brewing Between The Brooklyn Nets? [Photo]
It’s no secret that the transition from coach to player will have its issues as Jason Kidd leads the Brooklyn Nets in its second year in Brooklyn. It looks like Kidd may have found his first challenge.
Adi Joseph of USA Today reported a conversation between the newly acquired Kevin Garnett and his new head coach about the amount of minutes he should play in the upcoming season.
“Kidd spoke with Garnett recently about limiting the 37-year-old’s wear and tear by not allowing him to play games on consecutive days.”
“It didn’t go too well,” Garnett said. “I understand what he’s saying. He just wants to make sure I’m durable. … I just don’t want to be told anything. I think I’ve earned the right to have an opinion on something that I’m doing. From a chemistry standpoint, I think it’s important for me to be out there with everybody.”
With one of the older teams in the NBA, Kidd will have his hands full this season trying to find a good balance of rest and minutes for the players on the roster in the chase for the franchise’s first world championship.
The Nets had a news filled summer acquiring Jason Terry, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from the Boston Celtics. The impact was felt as star forward Paul Pierce which also calls himself “The Truth” helped ignite the rivalry between the New York Knicks and Nets, calling them out saying that “they have a great chance to compete for a title. But we’re still the marquee team in New York.”
Hopefully the basketball will match the hype and the drama as the 2013-2014 season draw closer upon us.