Dave D'Alessandro of the Star-Ledger and Liz Robbins of the Times use their Sunday columns to bemoan the state of Eastern Conference basketball. As D'Alessandro points out, the Nets poor record is symptomatic of an entire conference, while Robbins uses the East-West won-loss record to show just how badly the conference fares when it heads out west.
- Sunday Click -- Nov. 26, 2006 - John Schuhmann - NBA.com
- Nets look all wet -- but the Atlantic is shallow - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger
- How East Was Lost: Mediocrity and Parity - Liz Robbins - New York Times
- Mediocre NBA East gives everyone chance - Brian Mahoney - AP