Nets Looking Cohesive in Debut for Coach Kidd
“It was cohesive, [all] the things that we’ve been working on the last, what, two weeks?” (Kevin) Garnett said after scoring four points and grabbing seven rebounds. “It’s all coming together … you put it up against another system and see what it [does].”
After new (Brookly Nets) coach Jason Kidd and the team spent the offseason preaching an offensive system with more ball movement and spacing — as opposed to the isolation-heavy offense the team ran last season — the Nets looked crisp and comfortable moving the ball to one another, getting plenty of wide-open looks either for jumpers on the perimeter or layups and dunks at the rim.
“They’re veterans,” Kidd said. “You have some wisdom guys over there and they’ve played a lot of basketball, so they understand it’s still basketball. They’ve been doing it all week at Duke, and then doing it at home.”