In spite of a 10-point loss at home and continuing problems with perimeter defense, the Nets were preaching confidence and patience Thursday. "I'm in no hurry", said the captain. Wednesday's loss included aspects that were "tremendous", "outstanding" and
"encouraging" said the coach. There was also the recurring rationale for not playing as well as predicted: integrating new teammates into the system. But other teams have had the same issue and are doing much better.