(NEW YORK) — As the losses continue to pile up for the Brooklyn Nets, head coach Jason Kidd has seen enough. Following his team’s loss to the Indiana Pacers on Monday night, Kidd called his team out for being complacent.
“Well I think it is getting very close to just accepting losing,” Kidd said after the game. “We are kind of getting comfortable with losing. And when we got to make a stand with that because when things get tough, do we just give in and most of the time right now we do.”
Playing their first game after it was announced that center Brook Lopez would be out for the rest of the season with a foot injury, the Nets lost to the Pacers 103-86. The loss dropped the Nets to 9-18.
Despite having the NBA’s highest payroll, at an estimated $190 million when all is said and done, the Nets have failed to live up to their lofty preseason expectations.
The team has also be devastated by injuries. So far, Andrei Kirilenko has missed 23 games, Jason Terry has missed 15 games, Deron Williams has missed 11 games, Paul Pierce has missed five games and Lopez is out for the season.
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Jill Martin, CNN
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