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November 21, 2004

Nets Aren't Making Gains

Washington Post:

“To many New Jersey fans and NBA observers, the Nets are on the brink of revisiting their woeful past, a time when the club routinely missed the playoffs and blindly groped for answers -- such as when it forked over millions to hire wiz-kid college coach John Calipari, who went 72-112 before being fired after just two years.

“Ratner and Rod Thorn, the Nets' general manager, have appealed to the public for patience. They say that the new management is committed to winning.

“Dubbed ‘bottom-line Bruce’ by New York media, Ratner has dismissed skeptics who say that trading Martin is a sign he intends to slash the club's payroll, effectively mothballing the franchise, until he can move it out of Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., and into a proposed 19,000-seat facility in Brooklyn.”

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Posted by lumi at November 21, 2004 1:09 PM