Former NBA head coach Stan Van Gundy is never shy about voicing his opinion, and when asked about the floundering Brooklyn Nets (10-21), SVG absolutely ripped into them. Per the Star-Ledger:
“I think with all the injuries it’s been hard to evaluate Jason Kidd,” Van Gundy said on the “Armani and Etyian Show” on NBA Sports Radio via ESPN. “It’s been easy to jump on him, not just because of the record, but the things coming out of their locker room, the situation with Lawrence Frank, the incident of spilling the drink on the floor.
“I mean, this has looked like a bush league organization much of the year, they don’t play with much effort at all, a very uninspired team. But at the same time they had so many people hurt, you just don’t know. And now they are not they are not going to be healthy all year.”
“You can do whatever you want with the coaching situation, but it is not going to change the situation with their roster. They just don’t have a lot of options — they don’t have draft picks, they are way over the salary cap. They are probably in the worst situation of any team in the NBA right now.”
(Jason) Kidd responded to Van Gundy’s comments on Tuesday — before the Nets lost to the Spurs in San Antonio — and indicated he isn’t worried about his job status. “I think we have one of the best owners (Mikhail Prokhorov), and so I’m confident,” Kidd told reporters. “We’ve got a group of guys in there that are fighting … Everybody has a right to their opinion, but the guys in that locker room are fighting.”