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Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 11:35 am  |  6 responses

PJ Carlesimo Unhappy With Scheduling of 8-Game Road Trip for Brooklyn Nets


According to PJ Carlesimo, the gruelling 8-game trip the Brooklyn Nets are about to embark on is “perplexing”. The head coach is not pleased that the circus has kicked the Nets out of their own building for such a lengthy amount of time, this late in the season. Per the NY Daily News: “It took the franchise 36 years to get its own arena, and in the first season it embarks on the longest road trip in its history starting Monday – a 17-day, eight-game excursion across the United States while the Ringling Bros. circus pitches a tent at the Barclays Center. ‘Perplexing is a good word,’ Nets coach PJ Carlesimo said. Carlesimo endured the rodeo trip for five seasons as an assistant with the Spurs, but he was quick to point out the reasons why Brooklyn’s predicament is worse: unlike the Spurs’ trip, the Nets’ road trip is near the end of the season. Six of the eight games are in the Western Conference, by far the deeper and better of the conferences. This kind of lengthy trip will be an annual tradition, but next year the burden eases because the circus arrives in February instead of March. ‘What’s very, very difficult about this is the timing,’ Carlesimo said. ‘When you get to this point and you realize you’ve got eight straight road games or whatever it is, six against the west, it’s far from an ideal situation. But when it’s all said and done, we all will have played 82 games but this is not the way you want to play it. This is not the way you want it to happen.’”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    better stop somplaining or stern might call spreewell

  • nhm

    deal with it. is he saying he’s scared of the west? every team goes on a road trip, just so happens that they’re on a longer one right now.. had they been playing better earlier in the season, the last games of the season won’t determine their placement in the standings

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    People complain every year. Everyone’s gotta deal with it.

  • K_HOLIDAY

    What he’s really saying is he’s upset the Nets are about to lose 8 straight while fighting to be a top 4 seed in the playoffs!!

  • Anthony Dixon

    they will beat L.A

  • Mike Mihalow

    PJ was an assistant coach for the Spurs. They have a longer road trip than this every year. You think he’d be used to it by now. The Bulls do the same thing due to the circus.

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