Trying to dent a market where other sports have long taken precedent
Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and a contributing writer for Sports on Earth. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.
EAST RUTHERFORD—We'd gathered at a location that no longer makes sense to see a coach who was fired for reasons no one outside the Nets organization fully understands.
When Avery Johnson won N.B.A. Coach of the Month honors, the Nets were 11-4 and looked like Eastern Conference contenders.
The New York Knicks faced the Phoenix Suns Wednesday night on the road, knowing that without Carmelo Anthony or Raymond Felton, they'd need other players to assume roles they previously hadn't.
Sometimes, the results on the court deviate greatly from the expected results of an offseason distribution of talent.
Did that win on Sunday over the 76ers mean that coach Avery Johnson and the Nets figured things out, after losing eight of their previous ten games?
The New York Mets, at the moment, don't have a whole lot to offer to free agents.
Say this for Brooklyn Nets coach Avery Johnson: in his efforts to turn around the recent skid of his team, he's been unafraid to try new things.
It's been a consistent formala that produced the remarkable 20-7 record over the first third of the Knicks' season.
The return of Amar'e Stoudemire, whose season has been delayed due to knee surgery, could be just days away.