Even though the Nets ultimately still plan to leave New Jersey, it promises to be a long goodbye, which leaves the Garden State somewhat invested in the success of the team if only because - like it or not - the reputation of a professional sports franchise impacts the reputation of its home state. So after an 0-16 start it was good news this weekend that the Nets fired coach Lawrence Frank. That did not change the team overnight, as the Nets notched another loss under a brighter spotlight in Los Angeles.
Longtime Star-Ledger Nets beat writer Dave D'Alessandro posted his analysis of the choices before the organization and the tough job ahead of whoever ultimately takes the helm of a Nets season "consigned into history as a disaster." Read all of what D'Alessandro has to say about the Nets coaching situation on NJ.com.
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