By Trevor Zickgraf, Project Spurs.com
The Brooklyn Nets aren't quite an expansion team, but the team's move to one of the five boroughs has absolutely been treated like a new beginning for the franchise. The team debuted a new logo with new uniforms and a new big three to in theory compete for an NBA title. While it's been a much better season for the Nets than recent memory (they've already equaled or bested their win total for any season since the 2006-2007 season), but it hasn't been all fun and games.
The Nets fired their head coach Avery Johnson a little over one month in to the season and at times have looked like a very mediocre team. Still, as Alex Raskin of the Wall Street Journal writes, the Nets are trying to build their franchise around two guards, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, and a skilled big man, Brook Lopez, just the way the San Antonio Spurs have done it the last decade. Former Spur and current Nets swingman Keith Bogans described that the goal behind the Nets' offense is similar to the Spurs' when he was a member of the team during the 2009-2010 season.
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