It’s safe to say that the season didn’t end as the Brooklyn Nets wanted.
Although many people expected the Nets to make a strong postseason run this year – and even make the Finals – they didn’t even make it past the first round.
In fact, they were swept by the Boston Celtics, which was a sad end to an up-and-down, challenging season.
Now that the season is done, the team is looking ahead and plotting a successful course forward.
General Manager of the Nets, Sean Marks, knows one of the problems that needs to be fixed.
Sean Marks says a focus for the summer is getting the Nets’ culture stronger. “Did we take a step back? Without a doubt. The culture isn’t what it once was.”
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Speaking about the focus of the summer, Marks revealed that Brooklyn will come back with a stronger culture.
“Did we take a step back?” Marks asked. “Without a doubt. The culture isn’t what it once was.”
That’s not a bad point coming from Marks but it raises an important question: How does a general manager fix a team’s culture?
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The culture of the team is its shared values, its goals, it determination, and drive to achieve its potential.
Marks isn’t wrong when he says the team’s culture took a step back this year.
But fixing the culture won’t be easy until the team is fully healthy and working together.
This season never saw a truly functional, fully fleshed-out Nets roster.
Kyrie Irving wasn’t able to play with the team for months because of his COVID vaccine status, Ben Simmons never suited up after being traded from Philadelphia, and Kevin Durant spent weeks on the bench because of injury.
The Nets were never the team they were supposed to be.
So the first order of business needs to be fixing that problem.
After that, the Nets can focus on their culture and coming together as a unit.