Tony Brown has taken over in the interim after management decided to let Lionel Hollins go last week, but after the sixth coaching change in the last seven seasons, this team needs a leader that can guide this squad and create a buzz with the fans.
Reports have ownership looking to add Kentucky head coach John Calipari, who coached the team back in the 90s, but after six trips to the NCAA Final Four and one championship now under his belt, something old could be something new, but only if the price is right.
Yahoo Sports has reported the 55-year-old is asking for $120 million over 10 years to leave the Wildcats, an amount more than any coach has made in the history of the league and for a team that has little talent and is strapped with little room to maneuver under the NBA salary cap.
Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is known for spending lavishly, both on his team and in his personal life, but money hasn’t helped this franchise win games. In fact, trades and overspending on veterans have made this one of the worst run teams in the league and one that desperately needs help.
Just can't see a Calipari/Nets marriage working out. The loss of the picks in 2016/2018 will put a black cloud over this franchise.
— Max DeFilippis (@maxflipper) January 12, 2016
Calipari is known for his ability to recruit young men to play under him and his coaching style has helped win over 600 career games at the college level, including a 202-41 record at Kentucky, but he is still young enough to give professional basketball another try, even for a team that needs a total rebuild and has little chance to turn things around in the next two or three years. However money can make people do strange things and $120 million is good compensation for what appears to be a long-term rebuild job in New York.