Since the NBA-ABA merger, it seems that despite their overall lack of success, the Nets have always had a decent point guard.
They entered the NBA w/Hall-of-Famer Nate "Tiny" Archibald quarterbacking the team. Unfortunately, Tiny tore his achilles tendon, and was later shipped off to the Buffalo Braves. They had Mike Newlin running the show for a while. Newlin gave way to Kevin Porter, who set a then NBA record with 22 assists in a game.
Over the years, they had Ray Williams, Phil Ford (though past his prime), Michael Ray Richardson, Mookie Blaylock, Kenny Anderson, Sam Cassell, Stephon Marbury, J-Kidd, Devin Harris and now Deron Williams.
That's a pretty good history of point guards. Unfortunately, this hasn't always translated to wins. But it's interesting that a beleaguered franchise like the Nets (w/the exception of the Kidd era) has actually had decent point guards throughout its NBA tenure.
Although he was only here for a short time, "Tiny" has always been my favorite of the bunch. Kidd was certainly the best of the group, and Deron Williams has a chance to take the team even further.
Who's your favorite Nets PG of all time?