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20-62, 5th in Atlantic

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

David Stern had a problem with the Nets resting Jeremy Lin, Brook Lopez and Trevor Booker in the season finale against Chicago, which clinched a playoff berth with a 112-73 win over Brooklyn. The Nets had no reason to risk any injuries to Lin and Lopez, who have dealt with injuries in the past. "I have no idea what was in the mind of the executives of the Brooklyn Nets -- none -- when they rested their starting players," Stern, the former NBA Commissioner, told USA Today. "If you're playing in a game of consequence, that has an impact, which is as good as it gets... And they sit their starters? Really? It's inexcusable in my view... shame on the Brooklyn Nets. They broke the [pact with fans]."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The dismal state of New York basketball has the Nets' top pick going to Boston and the Knicks in the seventh spot entering the lottery after losing a tiebreaker with Minnesota today.

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Sean Marks says he and Kenny Atkinson will go to Europe and meet with Mikhail Prokhorov and do some scouting as well.

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Kenny Atkinson on what he learned from the Nets going 20-62: "I know it's going to make me a better coach... by the end of the season, I started to feel like a head coach. It's going to be a fun offseason tweaking some things strategically. I know this is going to be a process (becoming) a top-level coach."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Marks says "it's been a learning curve" for Kenny Atkinson having to be the one who endured all the losses the most and stand before media and answer all the questions. Marks says behind scenes, Atkinson did incredible work keeping players morale up and keeping the team working despite the losing and instilling aspects he learned from mentors like Mike Budenholzer.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

After striking out in restricted free agency last summer twice with Tyler Johnson and Allen Crabbe, Sean Marks said, "doesn't mean we are not going that route." Marks says he's looking at everything but Nets have to be smart about it.

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On where the Nets' culture and rebuild is, Sean Marks reiterates how long the process will be: "We know we got a long ways to go... continually a work in progress." Kenny Atkinson says after going through his first season, he still understands the massive rebuild he and Marks have entered. "Every day counts," Atkinson said.

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At the Nets' end of season presser, Sean Marks says "no question" that Brook Lopez is an "elite center" and that he clearly fits in Kenny Atkinson's system.

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Van Gundy: Nets' player rests are 'wrong'

ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy covers the Nets' choice to rest players against the Bulls, who should win Coach of the Year and whether the NBA should have let Tony Romo play against the Nuggets.

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Nets bench 6 against playoff-aspiring Bulls

The Nets sat six players, including Trevor Booker and Jeremy Lin, for their season finale against the Bulls, who clinched a playoff spot with Wednesday's win.

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Nets C Brook Lopez became the franchise leader in points following his performance on Monday vs. the Celtics. Buck Williams and Vince Carter each played for the team when it was based in New Jersey.

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Lopez becomes Nets' career scoring leader

Brook Lopez became the Nets' career scoring leader Monday night with his 10,441st point in the fourth quarter of a loss at Boston.

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Team Stats

Points Per Game105.812th
Rebounds Per Game43.910th
Assists Per Game21.420th
Points Allowed112.529th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-172062.244
2015-162161.256
2014-153844.463
2013-144438.537
2012-134933.598