Found June 14, 2013 on Oregon Sports News:
Ten days; that's all it took for Jason Kidd to land a coaching gig after he retired from his playing career in the NBA. Not just any coaching gig, he landed the head coaching job for the Brooklyn Nets. Kidd led the Nets to two NBA finals during his 7-season tenure with the team (while in New Jersey). Those were the prime years of his career. During that stint, he was an All-Star 5 times, All-NBA first team member 2 times, All-NBA defensive first team member 2 times and NBA assist leader 2 times. Those years were some of the highlights of his storied, hall of fame career. This next season, he will turn in his number 5 jersey for a tailored suit. How successful will he make the transition? During his introductory press conference, Kidd addressed that topic. He said, “Yes, I have a lot to learn about coaching, but when I played I felt I was an extension of the coach.” At 40, Kidd is the second youngest coach in the NBA, but he demands respect because of his long,...
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