In a video of his extended comments from Saturday's media scrum, Jeremy Lin spoke about what he liked in the Nets pitch to him last week. While others may be scared off by the changes in the organization, Lin embraced them.
"We talked a lot about culture and establishing a kind of identity and work ethic," Lin said of his talk with the Nets brass. "And I just want help in terms of that and ... it's kind of a blank slate for the organization in a lot of ways, bringing in a new GM and a new coach and I want to be part of that."
Lin also said he will not be driven by others expectations, particularly those associated with LinSanity.
"I'm so far past that," he said of his 2012 run as a New York Knick. "From the outside, really during the season, I don't read anything, tweets or comments or articles or what this commentator said. So expectations are going to be the same for me.and i'm going to go in and keep my mind right. play for God and I think the last couple of years, I've been able to live with the results.
"I played, I think, the right way and that's the way I want to play in Brooklyn."
On his role as an Asian-American player, Lin said that if he does well, people "won't be so quick to discount Asian players in the future."