It has only been a week since Jason Kidd retired, ending a 19-year career that saw him put up incredible numbers with the Mavericks, Suns and Nets and redefine his career time and time again as he got older. He is a surefire hall of famer, a triple double machine and one of the great point guards in NBA history.
It does not seem like Kidd will have to wait long to find something to do in the NBA after his retirement. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports Kidd is pursuing the Brooklyn Nets' vacant head coaching position, returning to the franchise where he played his best in his career (h/t Brooklyn Balling).
The Nets are widely believed to be going after Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins and Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw. Kidd though is very interesting.
Hiring Kidd would be in line with a trend around the league to hire coaches fresh from retirement with very little coaching experience. The argument, it would seem, is that these players can reach players a...