Kidd Feels No Sympathy for 0-18 Nets

by December 03, 2009

Let’s just say that Jason, the former Net, has moved on: “It doesn’t pain me,’ Kidd said, after engineering the Mavericks’ 117-101 rout of the Nets, which set the record for most consecutive losses to start a season. ‘I wish those guys luck to turn this thing around. There were whispers this was coming. You could see it coming, but you know, they’re going to turn it around.’ Kidd, who played superbly (16 points, eight boards, 10 assists), is not obligated to be sympathetic. Actually, he implied that basketball is almost an afterthought in New Jersey nowadays – just as he suggested during the morning shootaround: ‘It’s unfortunate,’ he shrugged. ‘But you’ve got to play the games that are scheduled. They’re going through some changes on their side and they’ve just got to stay with it and stay positive. Things will turn eventually. They got a new owner maybe coming in. There’s talk of them going to Brooklyn, so there’s a whole lot of stuff that doesn’t even have to deal with basketball that they got in this streak.”’