At his meeting with the press, Jason Kidd was asked if he felt he had done everything possible to help the Nets be successful.
"I did everything I could," he said. "I played every night. I made my teammates better. There wasn't anything else I could have done. If I was still here, I would still be playing hard trying to find a way to win. But with the trade, it makes New Jersey a young team and the future is what they're looking for with the move to Brooklyn so they're trying to set themselves up for that [free agent] class of 2010."
Kidd was criticized in New Jersey last season for trying to force the Nets to trade him and he was accused of sitting out one game with a fake migraine headache to try and force the trade.
Ultimately, however, it had to be considered minor because in his meeting with the media today, Kidd was not even asked about it.
-- Jan Hubbard