New Jersey remains beast of the East

The Nets have bucked a trend of Eastern Conference Champions who floundered the following season.

Updated: May 27, 2003, 11:02 AM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Former Laker guard and current New Jersey Nets head coach Byron Scott is preparing his team for the upcoming NBA Finals and, after being the first Eastern Conference representative to make a repeat appearance in the Championship Series in six years, he's got to have one question begging to be asked.