What Is Shaking Pro Hoops Central? Your Old Pal New York Vinnie is back to talk some hoops, after an extended absence if you Catch New York Vinnie’s Drift! The power has started to shift around the NBA over the last couple of months, as some of the Old Guard fall by the wayside and some of the former bums have finally improved. Suddenly the Clippers have become the hot-squad in Los Angeles, while the Lakers seem to have their heads up their behinds. Although MY BOYS, the New York Knicks will still be in the hunt to win the Atlantic Division Crown, it is not going to be a cake-walk as a certain team in Brooklyn is going to be in the mix.
All of a sudden the “FRICKIN” Nets look impressive as they head into training camp in October, bringing in three veterans who know how to win NBA Titles, as well as rookie head coach who also sports a Championship ring. New York Vinnie told you when Russian Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov bought the club that he meant business and he is putting together a team to go for all the marbles. The Nets may have hired the next great coach in the NBA, as they signed former all-Star point guard Jason Kidd to run the squad on the floor.
J-Kidd has been a coach in the making for years, as MY MAN reads the court as well as anyone playing in the NBA today. He is a natural leader as we Knicks fans saw up close this past season, as Kidd ended his career with New York Vinnie’s BOYS. He already has a strong relationship with Brooklyn’s starting point, Deron Williams and he should be able to help his player recover from a poor year this past season. A former teammate of the coach’s will be on his roster, as he reunites with former Mavericks Sixth Man Jason Terry.
Along with Joe Johnson and talented young center Brook Lopez, Brooklyn is going to be loaded with two heavy-duty veterans courtesy of a trade with the Boston Celtics. Although neither player is still in their prime forwards Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce still have enough left in the tank to help the Nets make and possibly win their first NBA Finals. They will have even more fire-power off the pine as they signed AK-47, Andrei Kirilenko who still can make it rain treys.
New York Vinnie is not conceding this race to any team, as “MY BOYS” added Andrea Bargnani and Metta World Peace in the past few weeks, which means Amar’e will be coming off the bench. However, with Boston dropping back into the pack, the team from Brooklyn will be heard from next season.