2002 NBA DRAFT SELECTIONS:

First Round, No. 24: Nenad Krstic, F, KK Partizan, Yugoslavia
Second Round, No. 54: Tamar Slay, G, Marshall

NETS' 10-MAN ROTATION:

Guards: Jason Kidd and Kerry Kittles; Forwards: Keith Van Horn and Kenyon Martin; Center: Todd MacCulloch. Top Subs: Forwards Richard Jefferson and Aaron Williams, Guard Lucious Harris, Center Jason Collins. Significant Injured Player: Forward Jamie Feick. Free Agents in Top Ten: None.

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MARTY BLAKE'S POST-DRAFT ANALYSIS:

"I think Rod Thorn would have taken somebody if the player had been there. Rod actually had two first round draft choices this year -- one is Brandon Armstrong who didn't play this year. The other one is Brian Scalabrine, who they just picked up the option because he's a terrific prospect. So you didn't have either one of these guys most of the year so you're picking up two freebies. You have 12 guaranteed contracts and you'll only take a guy and guarantee him three years if the guy is an exceptional ballplayer. After analyzing everything, you get down to 24, you go for a 6-11 center who's probably 20 years old, is going to play another year or two in Europe and they don't have to sign him. They'll keep him over in Europe and let him develop on someone else's time."

RECENT FIRST-ROUND DRAFT CHOICES:

YEAR PLAYER UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001 Eddie GriffinSeton Hall
2000 Kenyon MartinCincinnati
1999 (no first-round selection)
1998 (no first-round selection)
1997 Tim Thomas Villanova
Anthony Parker Bradley
1996 Kerry Kittles Villanova
1995 Ed O'Bannon UCLA
1994 Yinka Dare George Washington
1993 Rex Walters Indiana
1992 (no first-round selection)
1991 Kenny Anderson Georgia Tech
1990 Derrick Coleman Syracuse
Tate George Connecticut
1989 Mookie Blaylock Oklahoma
1988 Chris Morris Auburn
1987 Dennis Hopson Ohio State
1986 Dwayne Washington Syracuse
1985 (no first-round selection)
1984 Jeff Turner Vanderbilt
1983 (no first-round selection)
1982 Eric Floyd Georgetown
Eddie Phillips Alabama

RECENT 24TH SELECTIONS:

YEAR PLAYER DRAFTING TEAM UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
2001Raul LopezUtah JazzReal Madrid (Spain)
2000Dalibor BagaricChicago BullsBenston Zagreb (Croatia)
1999Andrei KirilenkoUtah JazzCSKA (Russia)
1998Felipe LopezSan Antonio Spurs St. John's
1997Rodrick Rhodes Houston RocketsUSC
1996 Derek Fisher Los Angeles LakersArkansas-Little Rock
1995 Loren Meyer Dallas MavericksIowa State
1994 Monty Williams New York KnicksNotre Dame
1993 Sam Cassell Houston RocketsFlorida State
1992 Latrell Sprewell Golden State WarriorsAlabama
1991 Rick Fox Boston CelticsNorth Carolina
1990 Dwayne Schintzius San Antonio SpursFlorida
1989 Anthony Cook Phoenix SunsArizona
1988Brian Shaw Boston CelticsUC Santa Barbara
1987Fred Banks Detroit PistonsNevada-Las Vegas