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Jason Kidd is one of the greatest point guards to ever play the game. Kidd is a few weeks into the next phase of his career, becoming an elite head coach.
Kidd is already doing things the right way, by ingratiating himself to his players. During an interview with ESPN New York, Kidd went out on a limb and stated that “Deron Williams is a much better player than he was.”
“He’s better than me. I mean, he can shoot,” the new Nets coach replied when asked if he saw himself in Williams. “He’s a guy who can set the table, get to the basket. He can score. I don’t look at him as me. Again, he’s a little bit better than I am.”
This compliment of Williams is coming from a guy who in 19 NBA seasons, made 10 All-Star teams, five All-NBA first teams and four All-Defensive first teams.
Williams in 8 seasons, has made three All-Star teams and two All-NBA second teams.
Kidd of course thinks he can help Williams get even better.
“Just recognizing situations,” Kidd said. “Deron is a very gifted point guard, so for me it’s just about talking to him about different situations and getting what he’s thinking so we can get on the same page.”
“I want him to be the basketball player that we all know he can be,” Kidd said. “We’re gonna set lofty goals, and as a coaching staff and as a team, we want to try to put him in a position to reach them.”
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Jason Kidd made his NBA head coaching debut for the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday afternoon during a summer league game against the Pistons. It didn’t go as smooth as J-Kidd likely hoped – not only did the Nets lose 76-67, but Kidd also got his first technical foul as a coach during the game for wandering too far out of the coaching box. Looks like Kidd has got quite a bit to learn...
Many have wondered how Jason Kidd, a guy who has zero coaching experience, would fair in his first year on the bench. Well, he got his first taste of action Sunday during the Orlando Summer League and he promptly received his first technical foul.
Kidd spent most of the afternoon looking relaxed but intense during the Brooklyn Nets’ first summer league game. But he got off the...
Jason Kidd made his NBA head coaching debut for the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday afternoon during a summer league game against the Pistons.
The Nets lost 76-67, and Kidd got his first ever technical foul, but not for arguing a call or anything like that. Kidd got the technical for wandering too far outside of the coaching box.
Heat columnist Ethan Skolnick said that Kidd chalked it...
There was a relaxed intensity about Jason Kidd at the Orlando Summer League, applauding the effort by players, talking with assistants and yelling instructions from the bench.
Then he received his first technical as an NBA coach.
Brooklyn's new coach got off the bench Sunday, walked across half court to challenge a foul call and was teed up with 2:23 left in the Nets' 76...
Nets head coach Jason Kidd received a technical in his first game as an NBA head coach at the Orlando Summer League on Sunday. With 2:33 remaining in the fourth quarter, Kidd got called for the T after crossing midcourt as he talked to the refs about a foul call. Keep in mind this is a summer league game, technicals are hard to come by!
Kidd’s reaction via Newsday after the game...
Jason Kidd is a real coach now, lying his balls off for the ego of his star player. Asked his opinion from a reporter, Kidd said Deron Williams is a better player than himself. I’m not sure if this means today, or ever, or really any time since 1994. But I’ll tell you this – ******** just not true.
Celts Get Stevens
Hey, give Jason Kidd a break, he’s new at this whole head coaching thing. Really new.
In a lot of ways, Kidd is in an unenviable position heading into the 2013-14 NBA season. Not only does he have to learn on the fly how to be a head coach, just months removed from being a player on the court, but there are some serious expectations in Brooklyn. After the acquisition of Paul Pierce...
Jason Kidd is considered one of the greatest point guards in NBA history but, as the new Brooklyn Nets head coach, the future Hall of Famer may have a knack for throwing assists to his players off the court as well.
Kidd, who led a group of no-name Nets to consecutive NBA Finals a decade ago, actually believes the Nets now have a better point guard in Deron Williams than his teams...
Jason Kidd has had a lot of firsts. I won’t list them all here, but for instance, I’m sure he learned to walk at some point in his life. Yesterday, coaching in his first ever NBA basketball game, he got himself a technical foul for leaving the coaching box to argue a foul. I expect plenty more of these to follow – Jason Kidd clearly gets in and out of boxes.
Kidd Is A Liar...
In Summer League? Really?
New Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd get his first sniff of being a head coach in the NBA during today’s Orlando Summer League game against the Detroit Pistons.
Nearing the end of the game, J-Kidd got called for a technical and provided us with this classic response per Andy Vazquez of the New Jersey Record:
So, Jason Kidd got a technical foul. In a summer league game. His response...