Steve Lichtenstein

Feb 28, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan speaks to the media during the 2018 NFL Combine at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
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Steve Lichtenstein
April 29, 2019 - 12:37 pm
I’ll say this for Mike Maccagnan: The Jets’ general manager did not navigate through the 2019 NFL Draft as if he thought it could be his last in this capacity. Click to read more.
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Steve Lichtenstein
April 26, 2019 - 9:13 am
A cliché I kept hearing from “best player available” advocates in advance of Thursday’s first round of the NFL Draft was “Drafting for need will get you fired.” Click to read.
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Nets guard D'Angelo Russell looks to pass while being defended by 76ers guard Ben Simmons during Game 5 of a first-round playoff series on April 23, 2019, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
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Steve Lichtenstein
April 24, 2019 - 10:44 am
Of my seven seasons covering the Nets, this was my favorite. That it ended in the despair of four consecutive defeats to Philadelphia -- or that Tuesday night’s do-or-die Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals was a 122-100 rout -- was immaterial. Click to read.
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Steve Lichtenstein
April 22, 2019 - 9:58 am
In a new "City Game" podcast, host Steve Lichtenstein goes over the Nets' heartbreaking loss in Game 4 and chats with ESPN.com's Jackie MacMullan about coach Kenny Atkinson. Click to listen.
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Steve Lichtenstein
April 19, 2019 - 10:08 am
The Nets are getting a crash course in Playoff Basketball 101 from the Sixers in this best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals series, including the perils that come from failing to match their opponent’s physicality and the fatal consequences that come with mental lapses on both ends. Click...
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Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass against the Atlanta Falcons during a preseason game on Aug. 10, 2018, at MetLife Stadium.
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Steve Lichtenstein
April 18, 2019 - 8:29 am
The Jets haven’t captured an AFC East flag since the 2002 season. The Patriots have won 15 of the last 16 division titles, including the last ten. Click to read more.
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Steve Lichtenstein
April 17, 2019 - 2:12 pm
A new mega-playoff edition of the "City Game" podcast features Nets hot takes from Brian Lewis of the New York Post and John Schuhmann of NBA.com. Click to listen.
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Steve Lichtenstein
April 15, 2019 - 9:42 am
A few Nets beat writers caught up with Sean Marks in the hallway of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia early Saturday evening.
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Steve Lichtenstein
April 11, 2019 - 12:03 pm
After all was said and done at a wild Barclays Center on Wednesday night, after Heat star Dwyane Wade dribbled out the 24-second clock and walked off an NBA court for the last time with ten seconds remaining, both halves of a raucous crowd claimed the night. Click to read.
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Steve Lichtenstein
April 08, 2019 - 3:17 pm
Progress isn’t always linear, as general manager Ray Shero emphasized earlier in this lost Devils season that concluded with Saturday’s 4-3 overtime victory in Florida. I think fans may have accepted a little step back from a wondrous 2017-18 campaign that saw the Devils break a five-year playoff...
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