Found July 08, 2013 on The Other Paper:
Jason Kidd has had many firsts during 21 seasons in the NBA but added another one to his career Sunday — this time as the Brooklyn Nets' new head coach. Kidd received his first technical as an NBA coach at the team's first Summer League game while making his debut as the Nets bench leader. Brooklyn's rookie coach got off the bench Sunday, walked too far across half court to challenge a foul call and was teed up with 2:23 left in the Nets' 76-67 loss to the Detroit Pistons. "It happens," Kidd said of the technical. "I learned quickly where the coaching box is. I've seen some coaches on the other end of the floor, so I can't follow their lead." The future Hall of Famer showed a relaxed demeanor during most of the game —  cheering on his players, giving quiet advice and listening to  his assistant coaches. The summer league is giving the former point guard a great opportunity to learn coaching from the bench instead of the floor. "This is training ground for every one — officials, coaches, players," said the 40-year-old Kidd. "We're all trying to get better." At times, it appeared to be coaching by committee. "I will lean on my staff," Kidd said. "Every one of the coaches will bring something to the table." Kidd, who came into the game with no head coaching experience after getting the job only a week after retiring as a player, didn't let the presence of other head coaches in the stands — including world champion Miami Heat's Eric Spolestra — rattle his nerves. "Didn't it look normal?" asked Kidd. Not if you're used to seeing Kidd in a uniform for the past two decades.

Jason Kidd Gets T’d Up In Summer League Coaching Debut

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...

Jason Kidd gets technical in first game as coach

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 Gets Technical Foul In Coaching Debut (Video)

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...

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Kidd gets technical in first game

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...

Jason Kidd Receives Technical In Summer League Coaching Debut

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 Gets Technical Foul in First Game as Summer League Head Coach (Video)

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...

Coach Kidd Gets Tech In 1st Summer League Game

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...

Jason Kidd Gets Technical Foul During Nets Head Coaching Debut in Summer League

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Jason Kidd on Deron Williams: 'He's better than me'

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...

Video: Jason Kidd Gets a Technical Foul is His Coaching Debut During Summer League

In Summer League? Really?

Jason Kidd gets technical in Summer League game, responds with “Are you serious?”

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...
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