Found July 18, 2013 on RealGM:
Jason Kidd spoke with Paul Pierce about coming to the Brooklyn Nets before taking the job as head coach. Pierce talked about the process of how he convinced Kevin Garnett to approve a trade from the Boston Celtics to the Nets. “It was a situation where [the Celtics] were going to make a move, and once the deal with the Clippers didn’t go through for [Garnett], it was like, the Celtics were trading me, Doc (Rivers) was leaving, so what was left for Kevin?” explained Pierce. “I talked to Jason Kidd, and he was warming me to the fact of coming to Brooklyn, then he started warming me to the fact that they were trying to get Kevin, too. “That’s when I called Kevin and asked him what he thought about coming to Brooklyn, he immediately said, ‘Well, what pieces are they going to give up? Who is going to be left? Is it going to be possible for us to win a championship?’ He was excited when I talked to him after warming him up, just to have the opportunity to come and win a championship and b...
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