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Newly retired NBA point guard Jason Kidd reportedly already has a new job.
ESPN.com is reporting that the Brooklyn Nets have chosen Kidd to be their head coach, citing a source close to the situation. The team has informed former Pacers coach Brian Shaw of its decision. Shaw had been on the Nets’ radar for quite some time as a potential candidate to fill their head coaching vacancy, but Kidd convinced Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov that he is ready to take the helm for an NBA team despite having no prior coaching experience.
Kidd played 19 seasons in the NBA having retired less than three weeks ago. The point guard had stints with the Mavericks, Suns, Nets and Knicks. In his career, Kidd amassed 10 All-Star selections and 107 triple doubles.
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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...
Jason Kidd could be reunited with the Nets franchise by the end of the week as Kidd emerges as the top candidate to take over as Brooklyn's new head coach, according to multiple reports.
Contract talks are under way and Kidd is working to put together a coaching staff, according to Yahoo Sports! To hire Kidd, the Nets are reportedly looking to also add one or two assistant coaches...
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...
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....
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...
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...
Nets to hire Jason Kidd
The Nets spent a long day interviewing Pacers assistant Brian Shaw. They listend to what Shaw had to offer and the ideas he had for the future of the Nets. They listened.
Shaw was once again a bridesmaid and not the bride as another interview fell short for Shaw and he was passed over in his quest to become a head coach.
The Nets have...
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...
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...
Anyone else USED to think they were good at this game? **** you Japan. (thanks to Deadspin for the scoop)
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