Fred Kerber writes about what NBA executives and coaches are doing as the lockout starts to eat up training camp and preseason games with each passing day...and night.
Bottom line is trying to stay prepared without knowing when if ever it's going to pay off for them or their teams.
"I'm watching video. Everything for me is about last year, what happened in games, what happened in practice, how did we have shootarounds," Avery Johnson said recently. "You just continue to grind and grind about how to make what we do travel-wise, practice-wise, shootaround-wise, game-wise much more efficient, even not knowing parts."
Meanwhile, Johnson and other Nets front office types have been helping out on community events, events where players would normally be the headliners.
- NBA execs adjusting to lockout - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- New Jersey Nets Coach Avery Johnson extols significance of staying in school - John Reid - New Orleans Times-Picayune