There was no backing down, no stepping back. The Nets used Media Day to reinforce what several of them had said over the summer: that they are in it to win it and they think they can...this season.
"This year, the sky’s the limit for us," Joe Johnson said Monday. "Hopefully, we can jell a lot faster than what people think. I think it’s wide open for us. I think we’ve got a chance to win the whole thing this year. I’m not just saying that. I honestly believe it."
Avery Johnson said "the goal is to win a championship this year., amending his comment last month about the Nets not being a title team."We’re not a championship team today," Johnson said. "Hopefully, we’ll be one as we move on in training camp and get on into the regular season , and as we move into the playoffs.
Among those who put the coach on the spot Monday was his point guard. Deron Williams sat among the media and asked, "I think what everybody wants to know is, 'Who has the best team in New York?" Johnson responded, "It's not about having the best team in New York. My point guard talks about being the best team in the and that's what I want for him."
- Joe Johnson thinks Nets can win title right away - Rod Boone - New York Newsday
- Nets have expectations of a championship - Rod Boone - New York Newsday
- Nets believe that they have a championship caliber team right now - Stefan Bondy - NY Daily News
- Nets talk big at media day - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets
- Nets ready to get going on Brooklyn era - Rick Freeman - AP
- For Avery Johnson and the Nets, Losing Is Unacceptable - Scott Cacciola - Wall Street Journal
- Nets talk title (again) on Media Day - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Johnson schooling players on D -- literally - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Just call him Joe from Prospect Heights - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- D-Will preaches patience for new Nets - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Nets Talk Championship On Day 1 - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- Deron Williams Media Day Interview (Video) - David Aldridge - NBA.com
- Joe Johnson Media Day Interview (Video) - David Aldridge - NBA.com
- Live From Brooklyn Camp (Video) - David Aldridge - NBA.com
- Nets Begin New Era on Media Day - Ben Couch - Brooklyn Nets
- Behind the Scenes at Media Day (Gallery) - Adam Pantozzi - Brooklyn Nets
- Who rules New York? A question asked, but not answered by Deron Williams - Ken Berger - CBS Sports
- Deron Williams sits with media, asks Avery Johnson who the best team in New York is - Business Insider
- Deron Williams, Kyrie Irving among players set for big seasons - Sam Amick - Sports Illustrated
- Bogans was afraid career had ended after injuries against Pistons - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
- Jerry Stackhouse is training to become a coach under Avery Johnson - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets