Well the Brooklyn Nets now have a new coach. See the video and make up your mind about Hollis. His personal record is good both as a player and as a coach and he seems like a really positive guy in his approach to coaching.
The whole Jason Kidd out the door seemed very unexpected but the way Billy King has responded you would almost think he has had Hollis in mind for the job for quite a while?
Certainly they didn’t interview anyone else and they made a real quick decision.
With the coach issue settled, when you look at the team Hollis will be coaching there appears to be a question mark over Pierce and Garrett as part of the Nets roster. But even with the worst case scenario with them, there are some really solid players so Hollis doesn’t have to start picking the team up off the floor, far from it.
Joe Johnson, Deron Williams, Mason Plumlee and Andrei Kirilenko are all very solid and talented players. And Brook Lpopez, always a valuable player is back on board
Of course this is early days but it’s good that the caoch changeover was so fast. It’s done, it’s over, there’s no blood on the floor and Hollis brings a maturity to coaching that Kidd couldn’t offer despite his undoubted talents.
During last season the Nets alwys seemed very purposeful and committed compared to the dramtic ups and downs that were happening to the Knicks. And despite having Phil Jackson on board there’s still enough drama in the Knicks camp to fill out a Broadway show.
So while the Knicks will try and lure Melo and certainly others as well, the Nets will get down to business, building up the skills and cohesion of a playoff team that will make them supreme. Go Nets.