Jason Kidd says Nets “getting very close to just accepting losing”

Dec 23, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets small forward Paul Pierce (34) and Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill (3) walk past one another after Pierce was called for a flagrant foul against Hill during the third quarter of a game at Barclays Center. Pierce was ejected from the game as a result of the play. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Losing is a way of life. And if Jason Kidd’s Brooklyn Nets don’t tread lightly, they could very well fall into that way of life. Quite frankly, Kidd says that his team is already falling into that mold.

He told ESPN New York, that his team had been growing complacent in losing.

“Well I think it is getting very close to just accepting losing,” Kidd said after his team lost its third straight to drop to 9-18 overall. “We are kind of getting comfortable with losing. And we got to make a stand with that because when things get tough, do we just give in and most of the time right now we do.”

I think that’s a little over-the-top and perhaps Kidd is just trying to “wake” his team up or “send them a message”. Either way, it’s a risky tactic.

Deron Williams chimed in on the matter:

Told of Kidd’s comment, point guard Deron Williams said, “I’m not. I’m not comfortable losing. It’s not fun. Not only when we’re losing during the game, but when I go home sitting there and thinking about it, it’s not fun.”

The Nets are 9-18 and are one injury away from falling into the bottom-feeders of the NBA. They have a first-year coach, injuries and not much wiggle room when it comes to drafting and adding free agents. It’s nearly a mess.

However, all could be fixed if they could figure out a way to turn the season around. That has to start now.

 

 

Topics: Brooklyn Nets, Jason Kidd, NBA

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