Podcast: The Nets' rebirth in Brooklyn

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Appleman, author of Brooklyn Bounce, talks to us about the rebranding of the Nets and their historic first season in Brooklyn.

Longtime NBA chronicler Jake Appleman spent a season with the Brooklyn Nets as the former laughingstock franchise moved from the swamps of Jersey to a the ultra-cool borough. His book, Brooklyn Bounce, captured the mood and feel of the team's rebirth. Here's what we talked about on this week's Drive & Kick:

  • How did the project come together? Also, Paul discusses his own failed book idea.
  • The reporting process and Jake's identity crisis.
  • Why Jake was relieved the Nets didn't get Dwight Howard.
  • The real, the contrived and the difficulties in creating a franchise out of thin air.
  • Whether the Nets would have done things differently with the roster if they had known how the season turned out.
  • The point guard lineage and how much Jason Kidd means to the franchise.
  • Jake shares the Kevin Garnett love.

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