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When you make a surprise hire like the Nets did and the person you hire has no coaching experience at any level, be prepared to be second guessed.
As soon as there is any type of trouble, Kidd is going to be under the microscope. He can’t afford any slip ups on or off the court.
He is getting a tremendous opportunity, that others have worked years for and never gotten. Don’t blow it Jason.
“I’m a rookie,” said Kidd, officially hired on Wednesday night. “I go from being one of the oldest players in the league to now a rookie coach. I’m very excited about the challenge. I think being here in Brooklyn we have a special opportunity to achieve that status as to being a championship-type-caliber team, and I’m looking forward to being part of that, helping with the structure and sharing things I [brought to the table] as a player such as being unselfish, communicating and being tough, and hopefully I can get that across to the guys.”
“Yes, I have a lot to learn about coaching,” Kidd added. “But when I played the game, I felt like I was an extension of the coach. Now I look at Deron to be that guy.”
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I might come off to some of you as a disgruntled Knicks fan, but if you read into what I am saying I think you will understand that my point is valid.
Jason Kidd and the Knicks season ended with great disappointment. NY lost in the 2nd round, being outplayed and overmatched in every way. Jason Kidd looked liked a player that had lost his skills and just could not “bring it” every...
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A source confirms Jason Kidd will be the new coach of the Nets.
— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) June 13, 2013
Jason Kidd did not stay away from the NBA for long. Kidd, 40, recently retired but will return to the league as the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
Kidd played for the Nets from 2001-2008 and reportedly blew the team away when interviewed for...
Former NBA guard Jason Kidd’s post playing career has developed quickly and rapidly. Kidd announced his retirement a week ago Monday.
Then this past Sunday, news of Kidd wanting to coach the Brooklyn Nets surfaced out of the blue.
Now according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, former 76ers and current Nets GM Billy King is set to name Kidd the team’s head coach any day now....
In the blink of an eye Jason Kidd went from struggling in the playoffs, to retiring from the NBA, to becoming the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. After 19 seasons as a player Kidd will become the 18th head coach in the franchise’s history.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to be named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and it’s a role I have been studying for over the course...
When news of Jason Kidd entering the Brooklyn Nets’ coaching search first surfaced, I don’t know how seriously many took the reports. It appears we all should have been following closely from the start, as Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Nets are expected to release a formal announcement today naming Kidd as their next head coach.Kidd and the Nets have reached...
The Brooklyn Nets have big expectations for first-year head coach Jason Kidd, who was just hired. Well, at least the team owner does.
Check out some photos of Jason Kidd's introductory press conference as the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
The guys who get hired to coach NBA teams seem to come in about four varieties: the legends, the coaching lifers, college coaches and former players who still are young enough to seem vaguely cool (or at least familiar) to current players.
The latest NBA coaching hire fell into that final category. The Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd, who retired so recently he probably still has...
Jason Kidd will become the next head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, according to a source that spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Kidd and the Nets are working on the final details of a three-year contract.
Kidd interviewed with Billy King on Monday.
And now here we are. PS, who’s supposed to see this?
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Billy King and the Nets might have pulled off the biggest surprise of the NBA season with their decision to hire Jason Kidd as their head coach. Just a week after he retired as a Knick, Kidd returns to his former team as the savior he once was when they inhabited New Jersey. This may not be the glamorous move that Mikhail Prokhorov wanted (see Phil Jackson), but it certainly is gutsy...
On the recent edition of The UC Show, the three amigos tackle the news that Jason Kidd is the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. The three were…well…shocked, to say the least. Sure, there are other names with vast coaching experience, but the Nets decide to roll with The Kidd. Will he be able [...]The post Podcast: The Angry Corner Presents – You Don’t Know Sh*t About Basketball...
The internets and the media world had plenty to talk about earlier this week when the Brooklyn Nets decided to name Jason Kidd as the head coach. While many around the NBA world were happy for the point God to land a head coaching gig immediately after playing 19 seasons in the Association, there are [...]The post Do NBA Teams Have A Coaching Bias Against Big Men? appeared first...
With no coaching experience and freshly retired as a player, Jason Kidd was a somewhat controversial choice as the new head coach of the Nets. Former Duke star Billy King says he asked Coach K his opinion and Krzyzewski apparently thought Kidd would be great.
He’s got work to do – the Nets aren’t exactly a tough team – but the guy’s a life. If he can find a way to get it...
Anyone else USED to think they were good at this game? **** you Japan. (thanks to Deadspin for the scoop)
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