Posted November 19, 2013 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Jason Kidd Takes Blame As Nets Move To 3-7 With Loss [Video]


With the trade of Jason Terry, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett the Brooklyn Nets were supposed to be title contenders. A force to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference, the team that could unseat the Miami Heat as champions.

Instead they are a shell of what they look like on paper, struggling to keep their record to .500, and other than beating the Miami Heat earlier in the season, have nothing to show for the moves they made in the off-season.

The Nets fell to 3-7 with a 108-98 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, after leading by 14 at halftime.

Jason Kidd put all the blame on his shoulders after the team collapsed to another disappointing loss.

“Just bad coaching, I take the blame for this. The guys played hard. We got a little stagnant on the offensive end so this falls on my shoulders. We got off to a good start and then that third quarter we came out a little flat and that falls on me.”

Brooklyn had a chance to win a game without starting players such as Deron Williams, and Brook Lopez, as well as key bench player Andrei Kirilenko.
The team couldn’t put the ball through the basket in the second half and finished up shooting 36.5% for the game. After retiring as a player last year Jason Kidd has been disappointing as a head coach, and the decision for the Nets looks even worse as coaches such as last year’s coach of the year George Karl and successful former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins are without jobs in NBA, and were available to coach the Nets.
Nets face the Bobcats in Charlotte tomorrow night at 7pm. The Bobcats currently hold a record of 5-6 on the season.
Take a look at the press conference below courtesy of the YES Network.