Peter Vecsey writes that if you're looking for a culprit in the Nets' disappointing season, look no further than the man at the head of the bench. Vecsey asks: "Would someone explain to me why Rod Thorn permits coach Lawrence Frank to slow dance - micromanaging the majority of offensive sequences?" and suggests Bruce Ratner "might want to ask Thorn why he repeatedly pardons Frank" about the Nets' woeful defense. Vecsey also disses Al Iannazzone's reporting on the Nocioni trade.
- Hoop du Jour: No defense for upsetting Suns - Peter Vecsey - New York Post