Just how much improvement Hollins can bring to the Nets defensively is one of the most interesting things to watch about this team.
Sergey Karasev said he had a blister on his foot, and wanted to give it a day off. Said he'll practice tomorrow before Nets are off Friday.
Kidd did not dispute Nets guard Joe Johnson's assertion that the team practiced ... but not really ... last season.
Latest betting odds from Bovada: Nets 66/1 to win a championship, Knicks 50/1, Cavs 5/2
No Andrei Kirilenko (back) or Sergey Karasev (sore right foot) in practice today for the Nets.
In latest Bovada odds, Cavs are title favorites at 5/2, Spurs are next at 4/1, Bulls after that at 11/2. Knicks are 50/1, Nets 66/1.
Lionel Hollins said he isn't worried about last year's slow start for the Nets. "Yesterday is yesterday," he said.
Nets announce Kirilenko was out again today, as expected. Also said Deron Williams was given the day off, but only as a rest day.
Lionel Hollins has already out-quoted Jason Kidd as Nets coach.
Hollins was asked who the biggest shit talker on the Nets is. Answer was expected to be Kevin Garnett, but Hollins said it was Alan Anderson