The experimentation is over. Coach Lawrence Frank knows who he can trust off the bench. They're not the top players acquired by Rod Thorn during the off-season, but they are veterans who go about their work in a manner Frank respects: Cliff Robinson, Jacque Vaughn, Scott Padgett and to a lesser degree, Lamond Murray. In his new blog, Padgett agrees and says the lack of team chemistry hurt the Nets early on.
- Plenty In Reserve - Bench Gives Nets Boost - Fred Kerber - New York Post (Not Online)
- Scott Padgett Blog - Scott Padgett - New Jersey Nets
- Robinson, Vaughn picking up the slack - Al Iannazzone - YES Network