Found July 12, 2013 on
What a rookie coach move.
Jason Kidd attracted all kinds of Internet hate Thursday when he broke the hallowed, unwritten rules of Summer League basketball (wait, there’s no such thing?). Kidd got a phone call in the middle of a game — a game he was merely watching and letting an assistant run, mind you — and, contrary to much of the modern world, politely took the call outside.
Cameras were, of course, on the game, and the clip of Kidd leaving was soon picked up by people who notice such things. That started off a nice round of Internet chatter, from the one side that wants to pick on a coach who would be so dumb as to take a call in the middle of a game, and from the other side that pointed out things like the fact that Kidd wasn’t coaching and that it was a Summer League game — and, good riddance, isn’t there anything else going on to talk about?
Perhaps Kidd’s biggest rookie move was not knowing that he’s now in that golden space of attention called New York sports, where everyth...
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Although Jason Kidd isn’t coaching the Brooklyn Nets Summer League team today, I assumed that he would at least would be attentive to the action.
Check out the below video courtesy of Blazer’s Edge as it shows Kidd leaving the Amway Center to take a phone call in the first quarter of a blowout against the Houston Rockets:
Jason Kidd, the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, left the gym to take a phone call on his cell today while his team was being walloped 17-2 by the Houston Rockets in the Orlando Summer League. We cannot say what the phone call was about or even who it was from, but it seems like a bad choice if this is your first head coaching job, right? Let’s hope that was some VERY important...
With his team down 17-2, newly minted Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd hustles out of his Nets' summer league game to take a phone call like he's at a library.
With his team down 17-2 in the first quarter, Coach Kidd walked out of the gym during the Nets’ summer league game Thursday in Orlando. Must’ve been an important call.
via Ben Golliver, Blazers Edge
Jason Kidd helped convince Kevin Garnett to waive his no-trade clause with the Boston Celtics.
“He’s a man of few words, but when he does say something, everyone listens,” Kidd said of Garnett. “My thing, my pitch was to have an opportunity to win a championship again and being able to not just win a championship, but teach these guys what it takes to win.”
Well…I guess he hasn’t gotten coaching completely down. Or maybe he has and this is a new trend – “Summer League doesn’t matter. I’m settin up my jump off.” With his team down 17-2, Jason Kidd decided to leave the gym to take a call, presumably leaving the squad in the capable hands of Jayson Williams. Oh wait, is he not an assistant coach? I thought they were hiring...
ORLANDO Jerseys with short sleeves. Jason Kidd as a coach. Joe Crawford relaxed and smiling.
All qualify as unusual sights this week at the Orlando Pro Summer League. Only slightly less odd than those is that the player with the most regular-season experience as a starter on the roster of the Orlando Magic is also their youngest participant.
After making 59 starts last season, it...
(Photo: Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports) ORLANDO-- He has gone from playing against them to being their coach. For the first time since the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets trade became official on Friday afternoon, Nets new headman Jason Kidd spoke to the media. The deal sends Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, andD.J. White to the Nets in exchange for MarShon Brooks, Gerald...
Did anyone learn anything from Jets head coach Rex Ryan? During Ryan’s first year with the team, he made his presence known by predicting Super Bowl nearly his first day on the job and hasn’t backed down from the brash attitude since.
It was good when the team was winning but Ryan’s cockiness has burnt him over the last two years when he was still predicting championships...
Some NBA coaching staffs are closer than others and during the first day of the Orlando Summer League, the Brooklyn Nets coaching team decided to show off their love for each other.
How you may ask? By delivering some quality fist bumps to each other starting with head coach Jason Kidd and assistant Lawrence Frank:
You get a fist bump, You get a fist bump, you all get fist bumps!
Kevin Garnett dunks on his new coach, Jason Kidd.
ORLANDO- Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd spoke to media for the first time since the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets blockbuster trade became official Friday afternoon prior to the Nets final summer league game at the Amway Center.
The final iteration of the trade sends Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, and D.J. White to the...