By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)
Since moving from New Jersey to the borough of Brooklyn, the Nets in my opinion just hasn’t looked right. Reviewing what they’ve done so far, this is a franchise that has been put through the wringer. From day one the focus from the outside looking in seemingly wasn’t on the players or having a successful longterm plan, but rather the glitz and glamour of new branding and popularity coming from its minority owner Jay-Z, his wife Beyonce and the shiny new Barclays Center.
Since that point, Jay-Z sold his stake in the team and Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov became majority owner (who is now according to reports wanting to sell), they hired Jason Kidd as head coach moments after retirement only for him to try pulling a power move, fail and then ditch them in favour of the Milwaukee Bucks and have mortgaged their future draft picks to the Boston Celtics for an aging Paul Pierce (who has since joined the Washington Wizards) and Kevin Garnett (who will likely retire at seasons end).