The Nets now have six wins, half of what they achieved last season, but no one has forgotten, particularly general managers. Seven former Nets have found work, but three --Jarvis Hayes, Rafer Alston and Trenton Hassell-- never latched on with NBA teams. Josh Boone is in China, Sean Williams is in the D-League and Bobby Simmons is home after being cut so the Spurs could sign Chris Quinn.
Jonathan Abrams talks to several of the ex-Nets as well as Rod Thorn and Kiki Vandeweghe, who disagree on the stigma attached to 12-70. There's no doubt in Keyon Dooling's mind however. "A lot of good players are without jobs because of that whole stigma." Abrams also reveals Avery Johnson gave Courtney Lee a choice between staying and going.
Shadow of Losing Season Follows Former Nets - Jonathan Abrams - New York Times