clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Ford Trashes Nets Free Agency

Chad Ford rarely misses an opportunity to trash Billy King's plans for the Nets. He has twice called for him to be fired. And once again, in a mid-day chat Monday, Ford went after the Nets GM. Ford took King to task for essentially adding insult to injury by signing Gerald Wallace to a big contract after trading a lottery pick for his rights at the deadline.

Responding to a fan who asked why King has yet to be fired, Ford replied:

Because they traded for him, they were forced to do anything to re-sign him. Wallace's agent had them trapped in a corner. I couldn't find one team over the past week interested in Wallace for 3 years, $24 million let alone 4 years, $40 million. The Joe Johnson give away all of our remaining assets for one of the 3 worst contracts in the NBA debacle will be the icing on the cake. Enjoy your 42-40 Nets everyone!

Ford did note later in the chat, "From what I can gather, Deron Williams has endorsed the path they're taking ..."

  • Chat with Chad Ford - SportsNation - ESPN