This probably isn't what Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov had in mind when he committed millions of dollars to his team's payroll for the 2013-14 season. But sources tell ESPN.com's Ohm Youngmisuk and Marc Stein that rookie coach Jason Kidd has Prokhorov's support despite the Nets' 3-10 record and five straight losses entering Monday's games. Injuries to key performers have hurt the Nets, but so have the team's difficulties competing in the third quarter of games. Will Brooklyn get back on track and become the playoff contender it was expected to be?
It don't come easy
Jason Kidd's shakedown cruise as an NBA head coach hasn't been smooth sailing.
Injuries to key players including Deron Williams have hampered Kidd's ability to develop a consistent player rotation.
Misery loves company
Brooklyn has company at the bottom of the Atlantic Division and in New York, as both the Nets and the Knicks have struggled.