In the blink of an eye Jason Kidd went from struggling in the playoffs, to retiring from the NBA, to becoming the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. After 19 seasons as a player Kidd will become the 18th head coach in the franchise’s history.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to be named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and it’s a role I have been studying for over the course of my playing days. Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable, and that’s how I expect to coach this basketball team. I am truly excited about this next phase of my basketball career.”
I question if the move was more PR based with the recent departure of Jay-Z from the picture could Kidd be the figurehead they were looking for or is it a move to please Deron Williams, Kidd close friend. Willams was pretty quick to take to Twitter and tell the world of his excitement about the hiring.
Excited to get to work under our new head coach @realjasonkidd great leader ...