There have been some ups in the Nets' 40-year history, but it has mostly been filled with downs. Now, with four division titles in five years, the Nets are clearly the better franchise in the New York metropolitan area, even if they're on the move in a few years and even though they'll probably never have the following to match their cross-river rivals. Of course, that doesn't mean much to some. It's about time to break through.
- Forty Years Later, Nets Are Now a Model of Stability - George Vecsey - New York Times (Select)
- Right Now is the Time For a Title - Stephen Edelson - Asbury Park Press