Originally posted on RealGM  |  Last updated 6/13/13
Jason Kidd played in two NBA Finals with the then-New Jersey Nets, and won his only championship in 2011 with the Dallas Mavericks. Kidd hopes to take those experiences, couple them with lessons from past coaches, and use them to help improve the Nets next season. "I spoke to Mikhail (Prokhorov) on the phone and understood right away how much he wants to win,” Kidd said of his interview. “I understood their concerns that I had never coached. But what they got from me is that I would be willing to learn. And that my work ethic as a coach was going to be the same as it was when I was a player. I shared with them the things that I plan to share with Deron (Williams) and with the whole team. After I left the Nets I found out what it takes to not just make the Finals, but to win a championship. I think I have a sense now of how you build a championship structure and how you maintain that structure."Kidd interviewed at the Nets practice facility in East Rutherford, N.J."I felt like I was home, I really did," Kidd said. "I felt like I was home all over again once I was inside my old practice facility. This was the place where we practiced when we made our runs to the Finals. Whatever nerves I felt on the way over there, they really did settle inside me once I walked up the stairs."
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