Carlesimo: Nets’ Title Hopes Not Realistic
P.J. Carlesimo should be an expert on the Nets’ roster after coaching them to the playoffs this season. And while he believes Brooklyn’s talent places it in the upper echelon of the NBA, the Nets’ former coach said Thursday that Mikhail Prokhorov’s goal of winning a title in two years is “maybe not totally realistic.
“Everybody starts the year saying we want to win a championship. Brooklyn has more reason to say that than a lot of the other teams in the league. I still would not call them one of the favorites,” said Carlesimo, who quickly picked up a job as an analyst on ESPN after he wasn’t retained by the Nets.