Brooklyn Nets Press Conference
Nets will introduce Jeremy Lin, Trevor Booker, Anthony Bennett, Joe Harris and Justin Hamilton
Kenny Atkinson talks Lin on Nets
Head Coach Kenny Atkinson reflects on his time with Jeremy Lin and what he will bring to the new Brooklyn Nets team.
Jeremy Lin on his vision for the Nets
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Here we go… translating his Asian media interview today. Part 1:
Happiness: Of course I’m very happy. I know there are a lot of fans here, they always treat me very nicely. NY has so many fans.
Pressure: I used to give myself a lot of pressure, but now, I’m more mature. I try to focus everyday on playing every game for God. I feel when I play this way, I don’t have a lot of pressure.
Look at the time when I was in L.A., there was also a lot of fans there, we played so poorly. I feel I learned a lot from that experience.
Starter Expectation: I always felt I could be a very good starting NBA player. So now, I have this chance. When I was in Houston, I also had this chance (to start), but not for that long. At that time, my whole game wasn’t as well-rounded. So now, I’m hoping to have a breakout year next year.
Braided Hairstyle: I’ve already had a lot of different hairstyles I wanted to try out. When I got to Brooklyn, there were a lot of good hair braiders, do I decided to try (this style out). I braided my hair on Monday and if I liked it, I would leave it like that for this presser.
Playoff? I don’t want to say right now our target is to get into the playoffs. But my target everyday is to keep improving, keep practicing the right way. If we do this, then when we look back, (we can) see how much we accomplished. I don’t want to say right now, it’s playoffs or bust.
NY 2012 and 2016: I’m a veteran. When I first arrived in NY (Knicks), I was fighting for my job. So I feel that right now, it’s very different (situation). I’m now this (team’s) leader. I’m now the starting point guard. When I first got to NY, I didn’t know if I was going to be in NY tomorrow. They could’ve cut me anytime. Right, there’s definitely a different feeling.
Kenny: They’ve treat me very nice. The head coach empowered me a lot. I speak with him everyday, have meetings with him, watch film with him. I feel all of these things will help me perform better.
HairStyle Changes:It’s just for fun. I’ve had a lot of different hair style I want to try. I’ll keep changing them next year, just like last year.
I feel this is my best opportunity to become a very good player.
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#Nets will have a presser for their new players (minus Scola, Vasquez and Foye) next Wednesday
— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) July 15, 2016
#Nets will introduce Jeremy Lin, Trevor Booker, Anthony Bennett, Joe Harris and Justin Hamilton July 20. No Scola, Vazquez or Foye.
— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) July 15, 2016