Former Nets star Richard Jefferson is optimistic about the direction of his former team as a new season gets underway.
Jefferson, who just made the switch from the basketball court to the broadcast booth after nearly two decades in the NBA, said the team still has more steps to take -- but they're inching closer to where they want to be.
"The future is bright; they've been moving in the right direction," he said on The Michael Kay Show. "You have to give them all the credit. I do believe that there are obviously more steps to go, but you're finally moving in the right direction.
Jefferson cited the acquisition of D'Angelo Russell, who was traded from the Lakers to the Nets in 2017, as a key building block.
"I think now you can start to see [their gameplan] is starting to come to fruition. I tink this is an exciting time for the Nets and for the Nets' fanbase."
Jefferson helped lead the Nets to the NBA finals in 2002-03 and the Eastern Conference Semifinals a year later. During his seven seasons with the Nets, Jefferson averaged 17.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, and three assists in 489 games.