The Brooklyn Nets have gotten off to a disappointing 3-7 start.
After making a huge trade with the Boston Celtics to acquire forward Kevin Garnett, swingman Paul Pierce and guard Jason Terry, all of whom have won a championship, the Nets had large expectations.
The veterans obviously view this level of play as unacceptable.
“As competitors, we’re angry,” Pierce told Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York. “Nobody likes to lose. Everybody in this group that we’re here with is very angry. Nobody’s happy about losing.”
Garnett, who has been Pierce’s teammate since he was traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Celtics before the 2007-08 season, believes the team can get back on the right track, but doesn’t know how long it will take.
“I’m not a genie,” Garnett said. “I’m not a fortune teller. I can’t tell (or predict what will happen in) time. The only thing I know is just to work through the process and work through what it is.
“My confidence is that we have a group of guys that are willing to and committed to changing what the current is. It’s easy to quit. It’s easy to give up and walk up out of here and say, ‘You know what, this is too hard,’ but we don’t have that type of team nor do we have that of character,” Garnett added.
The Nets will be back in action Wednesday when they travel to Charlotte to take on the Bobcats.