The Brooklyn Nets' television provider, the YES Network, began showing their "2014-2015 Brooklyn Nets Season Preview" at 7 p.m. Monday just before the start of the Nets-76ers preseason contest. There will be additional viewings throughout the week
YES, in a press release, highlighted some of the points that will be talked about in the 30-minute long preview.
Bill King reviewing the various roster moves this past summer, and stating that Hollins will push the Nets players like they’ve never been pushed before. "He’s going to say things they’re not going to like."
· As it relates to Lionel Hollins delivery and demeanor, King says Nets players should heed the adage: "Listen to what is said, not how it is said."
· Hollins recalls advice from Jerry Colangelo: Make sure players pay attention to the little things. Everyone can do the big things. Champions are champions because they succeed at the little things.
· Kevin Garnett on Hollins: "He has a presence. (He) doesn’t mess around…tends to be serious business."
· Deron Williams on Hollins: "He talks about holding guys accountable, from the top to the bottom, and I think that’s very important."
· Alan Anderson on Hollins: "He’s the blue-collar coach."
· Segment in which Hollins is mic’d at practice
· Brook Lopez explains his soul-searching when he injured his foot last season: He "spent a lot of time reflecting on my career playing basketball. Why I played basketball. Looking back, why I play the game. Finding out why I love the game and…kind of rekindling that. Making sure it was worth it to me to go through this, and obviously it was."
· Garnett’s goal: "…to be better than last year…coming in with a new system, hoping that it sort of fits me a little better than last year’s system."
· Mike Fratello and Sarah Kustok preview the NBA Eastern Conference. Barring significant injuries, Fratello says he sees the Nets’ possibly finishing among the top four teams in the conference (along with Miami, Cleveland and Chicago), thus securing home-court advantage.
· Fratello and Kustok dissect the Nets roster. Fratello: "When you put together a roster, you want to cover yourself against injuries." The Nets lineup is constructed so that multiple players can play multiple positions. This enables the coach to trot out different lineups, while also protecting you against injuries.
· Williams: "We just have a lot of lineups we can throw out there."
Here are some of the video highlights from the program, which will air again at 11 a.m. Tuesday, then twice more on Wednesday at 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- Nets Preview: Fratello, Kustok on the East (Video) - YES Network
- Nets Preview: King on roster, coaching staff (Video) - YES Network
- Nets Preview: Fratello, Kustok on offseason (Video) - YES Network
- Nets' Johnson's dream game of one-on-one (Video) - YES Network