Found June 13, 2013 on Knickswag:
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 night like he once did. Locked into 2 more years remaining on his deal, most thought he would take the summer and comeback for at least one more year. Remember, he had 2 years – 6 million remaining on a guaranteed deal. No player, I repeat, No player gives up that kind of money no matter the circumstances, especially since J-Kidd had some productive moments during the season. Jason did not take the summer and contemplate, or even take a month off and figure things out. He at first said he would most likely be back, and then abruptly took a 180-degree turn and announced his retirement to the surprise of everyone. From afar it looks like Jason had just lost his game and decided to leave with dignity. That is all well and good, but then just day’s later reports hit the Internet and news outlets that Jason was in contention to be the next coach of the Brooklyn Nets. What? How is this possible? Yea, Jason is a savvy vet with a wealth of knowledge. However with no formal coaching experience and the paint not yet dried yet on his retirement papers, Jason Kidd is some how rumored to be the next coach of the Nets? This all sounds fishy to me, like Luca Brasi fishy in the Godfather. Is it at all possible that Jason had an inside track before he retired, in which the Nets were interested in him as a coach? Is it to far fetched to believe in this time and age that behind the Knicks back, in his own backroom deal, that Kidd and his handlers put out feelers, or even worse, had feelers put out on him? If this is true then there is no doubt that this is considered tampering. I am not accusing anyone or nor do I have any evidence, but this whole situation feels fishy. Why would any player give up a guaranteed 6 million over 2 years to retire when he could just stay on the team, or maybe join the coaching staff to help his team to the next level in 13/14. Why give that all up to retire? Unless, Jason knew what was in store for him because of contact that he has had from an interested party. However, how that contact was made and who made it is a moot point. The real problem I have is that while under contract with the Knicks, other teams cannot and should not have any contact with others teams players directly about availability or jobs that are open. I am sure James Dolan’s wheels are turning while he tries to figure out what just happened, if anything. Most Knicks fans feel that Jason was done anyway and I would have to agree, however I would have liked him to honor his contract and join Woody’s staff, and eventually become this teams head coach when he was seasoned and ready. The way this whole thing went down has made me raise many eyebrows with questions. What surprised me the most is that nobody in the media has asked this question that I am offering to you, shame on them for not at least entertaining the possibility. The post Knicks Basketball: Kidd to the Nets. Tampering Anyone? appeared first on Knickswag - A New York Knicks Blog - News, Rumors, and more!.

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