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When It All Went South

Lawrence Frank may well be fired this week, but it doesn't change the basic mediocrity--and uncertainty--that is the Nets franchise. A lot of reporting on the team's demise points to the 2004 Kenyon Martin trade as the turning point. That was indeed about money. But a year later, the Nets had another chance to revive things. The summer of 2005 was a disaster...and it wasn't about money. It's an instructive tale.