Most NBA head coaches don't go anywhere near their franchise's Summer League team, as it is usually full of rookies and fringe players just looking to earn an NBA contract.
Clearly, Jason Kidd is not like most NBA head coaches. Kidd will be coaching the Brooklyn Nets summer leaguers in order to garner as much sideline experience as possible before beginning his first regular season as a head coach. Kidd, who retired after the 2013 playoffs after one season with the New York Knicks, wasted no time in campaigning and eventually being hired for the Nets head coaching position.
So, how did J-Kidd do in Brooklyn's first Summer League game?
Well, the Nets didn't win, as the team fell to the Pistons 76-67, but the score doesn't really tell the whole story. The Pistons brought an extremely talented roster to the Orlando Summer League, including lottery pick Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, guard Kris Middleton and second-year player Andre Drummond (who is probably the best overall player in the...