Jul 18, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; From left general manager Billy King , head coach Jason Kidd , Kevin Garnett , Paul Pierce and Jason Terry during the press conference to introduce the newest members of the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets: Making the All-Stars Mesh

Talent will not be the question when we look back at the 2013-2014 Brooklyn Nets. With a starting line-up that consists of Brook Lopez, perhaps the most offensively gifted center in the league, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson, and Deron Williams, there will never be a shortage of ability on the court at the Barclays Center.

Luckily for rookie coach Jason Kidd, there will not be any guys that are locker room issues on his roster. There is no Dwight Howard in Brooklyn. However, keeping various superstars happy is always a juggling act that very few have been able to manage. Erik Spoelstra in Miami has been one of the select few able to keep the egos of three superstars such as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh in check.

Kidd will have to find a formidable plan to keep both Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson, who have a very similiar skill set, happy on the wing. Deron Williams will have the task of getting his own points while getting Lopez and Garnett their touches in the post as well.

On paper, the Nets have an All-Decade like team, but how Jason Kidd goes about managing the personalities of these players will be a huge part of their success this season. It truly is now or never in Brooklyn, their title window is a maximum of two years with both Pierce and Garnett at the ladder stages of their careers.

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