Nets’ Coach: We Need to Rest Garnett
Jason Kidd needs Kevin Garnett to be healthy, not necessarily happy, at all times this season.
“I think we both respect each other and I think the guys trust me,” (Nets Coach Jason) Kidd said before the game. “I was just in that seat for maybe the last 10 years, being an older player, understanding, there’s going to be times I need him to sit out. And yes, he doesn’t want to, but listen, we’re going to sit down and talk about it.
Kidd is understanding, but realizes it’s more important to be conservative with a player whose health could mean the difference between a championship and a second straight season of first-round failure.