NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets' team motto this season?
"Whatever it takes," new acquisition Jason Terry said Monday at the team's media day availability at Barclays Center.
Whatever it takes ... to win a championship.
Yes, fresh off a stellar offseason in which they added Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Terry, Andrei Kirilenko and first-year coach Jason Kidd, the Nets really do have aspirations of hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy ... in case you haven't heard.
An Atlantic Division title? Please. The Nets -- every last one of them, throughout the organization, too -- have the ultimate prize in mind.
"I came here to win a championship. I don't even want to see a banner if we win the division," Pierce said. "The expectations have grown."
Garnett waived his no-trade clause to come try and win a second title in Brooklyn.
"We're here to get another ring. That's the only reason we came to Brooklyn. The only reason we came to Brooklyn," Garnett said.
Added Garnett: "I think our own expectations and our own goals are going to exceed everybody else's."
Said Joe Johnson: "This is the first time coming into a season where I really feel like we can win a championship."
Added Johnson: "There's a target on our back and it's a challenge we're looking forward to."
Judging from their quotes, it sounds like the players are willing to sacrifice points and minutes, push their egos aside to reach that goal.
Like Terry said, "Whatever it takes."