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Joe Johnson on last season under Jason Kidd: ‘We practiced, but, you know ... not really’

Brooklyn Nets Johnson smiles on the bench after leaving their NBA basketball game against Oklahoma City Thunder, in Oklahoma City

Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson smiles on the bench after leaving the game against Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma January 2, 2013. REUTERS/Bill Waugh (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)


The Nets were one of five teams that held their Media Day on Friday, and with a new head coach in Lionel Hollins in place, there were a few subtle shots lobbed at the departed Jason Kidd.

Kidd was a rookie head coach last year in Brooklyn, and while he deserves a good amount of credit for turning the team around after the first of the year and guiding the Nets to victory in the first round of the playoffs, the sketchy way in which he left has the players less than loyal when discussing the way things went down behind the scenes.

Hollins talked about noticing a lack of cohesiveness when watching the team from afar, which he believes can be cleaned up by putting the work in during practice. Joe Johnson was asked about this specific aspect of his new coach’s plan, and he couldn’t keep a straight face when recounting the way Kidd handled (or did not handle) practices last season.

[via The Brooklyn Game]