The San Antonio Spurs are the golden standard of stability in the front office, consistency and winning basketball games by sharing the ball. They displayed it in Brooklyn giving them a 106-79 win over the Brooklyn Nets debut of Tony Brown as an interim head coach.
”San Antonio is the gold standard for the NBA,” Nets interim coach Brown said according to Sports Illustrated. “We ran into a sledgehammer of a team. They definitely know how to play together and that’s something we’re going to strive and try to do here.”
The Nets at 10-28 are in a very disastrous situation. On Sunday, Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov fired head coach Lionel Hollins and general manager Billy King was reassigned. They hit the reset button in the middle of the season, but it didn’t stop the Spurs from scoring.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 11 rebounds. Kawhi Leonard had 17 points and contributed to the Spurs dominance. The crowd won over the Nets fans and starting chant “Go Spurs Go”. The Nets try to play well, but they didn’t show up despite the lack of talent on the roster.
”You’ve got to give them a lot of credit first,” said Joe Johnson according to Sports Illustrated. “They’re a great, arguably the best team in this league, but you have to stay poised, you have to stick to your game plan. We had to do a great job for 48 minutes and obviously in the third quarter they opened it up.”
Nets host the New York Knicks at home on Wednesday at 7:30