Stan Van Gundy, one of several unemployed coaches now doing punditry, tells NBC Sports that because the Nets have been hit with a ton of injuries, it's hard to evaluate Jason Kidd's coaching. Instead, he goes after the organization, seemingly laying the blame more on ownership and management. He says, in fact, the Nets may be in the worst situation going forward of any team in the league.
He tells the Amani and Etyian Show...
I think with all the injuries it’s been hard to evaluate Jason Kidd. It’s been easy to jump on him not just because of the record, but the things coming out of their locker room, the situation with Lawrence Frank, the incident of spilling the drink on the floor. I mean this has looked like a bush league organization much of the year, they don’t play with much effort at all, a very uninspired team. But at the same time they had so many people hurt you just don’t know. And now they are not they are not going to be healthy all year…
You can do whatever you want with the coaching situation but it is not going to change the situation with their roster. They just don’t have a lot of options — they don’t have draft picks, they are way over the salary cap. They are probably in the worst situation of any team in the NBA right now.
As Kurt Helin of NBC Sports writes, if a respected NBA coach like Van Gundy is calling your organization "bush league," it can't help you whether you're eventually looking for a new coach or free agents.
Stan Van Gundy lays out Nets situation… and it’s not pretty - Kurt Helin - NBC Sports