They have to be one of the NBA's most disappointing teams, with a 5-7 record, three straight road losses and an encounter with Kobe Bryant staring them in the face, but never you mind, the Nets are not panicking. Richard Jefferson and Jason Kidd say simply the defense is improving and the offense will come. As for the team's architect, Rod Thorn, he says defensive effort is not there, but he, too, refuses to panic.
- Eventually, Nets Say, They'll Get It Right - John Eligon - New York Times
- As defense rests, Thorn finds Nets guilty as charged - Dave D'Alessandro - Newark Star-Ledger
- It's early...but Nets need a win in wost way - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- West Coast trip is Nets' sore subject - Ohm Youngmisuk - New York Daily News
- Bryant's Defense Is Sorely Needed - Larry Stewart - Los Angeles Times
- Eye on Jason Kidd - Marc J. Spears - Denver Post
- Nets Need a Win - Al Iannazzone - The Record