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Broken Record

By Siwale Chabala

0-18? Yes Nets fan 0 wins and 18 loses. The New Jersey Nets set an all-time record to start a season breaking the Miami Heat in 1988 and Los Angeles Clippers in 1999 streak of 0-17. The Nets organization was classy enough to let go of Lawrence Frank before the 17th game so that he wouldn't set that record. Frank will probably go down as the only coach in NBA history who started with a double digit winning streak, (13) and end on a losing streak (16). Net's GM Kiki Vandeweghe will be taking over but not until the 19th game. Kiki doesn't want to go down in the record books so he gave the coaching job to poor sacrificial lamb, I mean long time Assistant Coach Tom Barisse.

The game started out good for the New Jersey Nets. They played great in the first quarter, game was tied at 34 but then everything went down after that. The Dallas Mavericks and former Nets great Jason Kidd stuck the dagger in New Jersey's heart during the second quarter. It was a brutal game to watch. The Mavericks looked like if they were in warm ups, whether its unchallenged lay-ups to free wide open shots. Dallas went 17-19 from the field in the second, scoring 49 points to put the game out of reach. The Mavericks defeated the Nets 117-101 and the score wasn't that close. The Nets will try not to tie the all-time record for worst start in sports history which was accomplished by the Baltimore Orioles, losing 21 straight to start a season.