Re: 2013 NBA Playoffs
I'm pretty disappointed as a Nets fan with the Kidd hire. First of all, I was a fan when he was here, but I never thought of him as Mr. Net or anything, which is apparently how everyone sees him in retrospect. I just remember he, Carter, and Jefferson quickly going from one of the most exciting trios to the most frustrating.
But my bigger issue is just with Kidd as a person. It hasn't even been a full year since he got drunk and wrapped his car around a telephone pole. And he's the same guy who abused his wife for several years. I know sports isn't a morality contest so when he was playing I could separate that from his play on the court , but as a coach he is supposed to set the example for his players and effectively be the face of the franchise. And in that regard I think he is an awful choice.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."