Yep, this guy's our coach now, not back-up point guard. I know, hard to believe
Remember a few days ago when it was just a faint and very out-there rumor that linked former Net great Jason Kidd to the team's open head-coaching position? Well, that rumor turned out to be the whole truth, as future Hall-of-Famer and recent NBA retiree Kidd has been hired by the Nets to serve as their new coach, the first one to be hired in Brooklyn and not New Jersey.
Moving very quickly on Wednesday, the story evolved from a few rogue reports citing the Nets being on the "verge" of hiring Kidd to them even meeting with other candidate, Pacers assistant Brian Shaw, before deciding to go with Kidd in one of the franchise's most important decisions ever. Now, he will go from playing against the Nets as an opponent on the court, as he did with the Knicks in the 2012-13 season, to coaching them. A transition that hasn't been done since 1990 in this amount of time.
The deal, guaranteed...