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Net Fans Understand Magic Pain

It was 1985 and the Nets had just pulled off a coaching coup. They had made a deal with the coach of the NCAA champions, a Jersey guy nonetheless, to take over the team. But the coach, Rollie Massimino, got cold feet overnight and decided the pro game wasn't for him. Sound familiar? It did to Dave D'Alessandro who gives readers a history lesson that resonates today in Central Florida.