The New Jersey Nets (0-18) made its way into the dubious record books tonight after losing 117-107 to the Dallas Mavericks (14-5). The Nets have lost its first 18 games to start the season 0-18.
The question now is when the Nets will ever win a game to put an end to their misery. They have two winnable games coming up against the Charlotte Bobcats (7-10) at home Friday and at Madison Square Garden Sunday against the dreadful New York Knicks (4-15). New coach Kiki Vandeweghe will begin his coaching career in the Friday game at home against the Bobcats.
WFAN’s Evan Roberts reported that Vandeweghe and new first assistant coach Del Harris were sitting behind the Nets bench taking notes the entire game. Roberts wondered why they weren’t actually coaching the game. Was Vandeweghe trying to avoid tonight’s game because it could have possibly been the 18th loss in a row?
Prior to tonight’s game, the Nets were tied at 17 losses with the Miami Heat (1988-89) and Los Angeles Clippers (1998-99) for worst start to the season. The Nets moved into sole territory after their defeat tonight.
The Mavs blistered the Nets 49-22 in the 2nd quarter to go up 87-50 heading into halftime. The game was over from there. The Nets cut it to 12 with about 6:48 to go, but then Kidd and Nowitzki came off the bench to seal the deal.
“Starting off, what are we waiting for? They had a 50-point second quarter. That’s unheard of. They shot 81 percent in the first half. That’s unheard of. That’s just a lack of defensive effort.”
To hear a fantastic rant from diehard Net fan Evan Roberts, check out his interview with WFAN’s Steve Summers after they lost the game. Roberts sounded quite defeated, and admitted that the Knicks have a better team.
Dimeeeeeee? Que se metan a jugar otra vaina? 😦