The two best teams the Nets ever had--the back to back Eastern Conference Champs--were among the worst finals teams ever, according to two writers' analyses of conference champs. One analysis, by John Hollinger of ESPN, ranks the two teams #42 and #56 out of 60 finalists. The other, by San Jose Mercury News writer Tim Kawakami, ranked the two teams as the worst and third worst of the past 10 years.
- Ranking the NBA Finals teams, from best to worst - John Hollinger - ESPN Insider
- Cleveland isn’t the worst NBA finalist in decades–but it’s close - Tim Kawakami - San Jose Mercury News