Oct 15, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets small forward Paul Pierce (34) talks to head coach Jason Kidd in the fourth quarter of pre-season NBA game against the boston Celtics at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets: Did Pierce call out Jason Kidd?


After the Nets embarrassing loss to the embarrassing Detroit Pistons on Sunday, Paul Pierce had some interesting thoughts about the game. Well, here’s what he said:

[H/T The Big Lead via CSNNE]

“We got to understand teams aren’t going to play the same way they did in the first half as they did in the second half because teams make adjustments, especially when they are down,” said the former Celtics star. “And we got to realize that and adjust to that.”

Detroit outscored the Nets 34-15 in the third quarter, after the Nets had built a seven point halftime lead. Yeesh.

Pierce is basically saying — if I’m reading between the lines correctly — that his coaching staff isn’t making the proper adjustments to stop the other teams’ adjustments. Safe to say that Jason Kidd isn’t Doc Rivers, Paul?

I don’t know if this qualifies as calling out your coach, but it’s awfully close.

Brooklyn is a mess. Something needs to be addressed. Quickly. How about a players-only meeting? Wait…

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