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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 done, he will., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/why-king-hired-kidd
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Many experts wondered if Jason Kidd would take the summer to learn a few of the intricacies of coaching, or jump right in with his team during the NBA summer league.
Newsday is reporting that Kidd has chosen to jump right in, and start coaching his team during the Orlando Summer League.
“I think it’s the best thing to get right into it,” Kidd said on ESPN Radio. “I know that...
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The retirements of Jason Kidd and Grant Hill over the past few weeks have left me in a nostalgic mood. The two 19-year veterans were the second and third picks of the 1994 draft, which was the height of my Milwaukee Bucks fandom. I was never more excited about a sports-related non-sporting event than the 1994 draft lottery when the Bucks won...
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...
I just don’t have a good feeling about this. I respect Jason Kidd as a future Hall of Fame player and he was one of the most dynamic point guards that I watched growing up but coaching is a different type of animal. He has no experience already, so one would think that it would [...]
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban lost it when Jason Kidd up and bolted to join the New York Knicks.
In 2012, Cuban told the Dallas Morning News that he was furious with kid for what he did and how he did it.
“I was more than upset,” Cuban said. “I thought he was coming (back). I was pissed.” “J-Kidd’s a big boy, he can do whatever he wants,” Cuban said. “But you...
While we’ve admitted to being a Cleveland sports fan—trust us, that’s a BIG move to do—we pride ourselves for not waking up this morning and saying we’re a Brooklyn Nets supporter. On top of supporting a team who used to play in Jersey—you know, the armpit of America?—the organization’s top guns decided that a recently [...]
I guess we’re going to see how much of an ego Lawrence Frank has.
According to a story via Mike Mazzeo of ESPN, newly-appointed Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd, has reached out to his former coach to serve as his assistant. Frank was fired by the Detroit Pistons earlier in the year after a disappointing tenure with the team, and is currently at home looking after his wife...
Tyson Chandler was not surprised that Jason Kidd retired recently to eventually become head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, but he does think the former New York Knicks guard could have played more seasons in the NBA.
"I tried to [convince him]," Chandler said. "I did. I thought he had a couple of more years in him. I gave my input. I tried to tell him he could still...
At Murray State, Isaiah Canaan was a tremendous scorer at the guard position. He averaged 22.4 points per game, while doing it efficiently at 43% shooting. While Canaan is projected to go in the late part of the first round, the Knicks may want to look at him with the 24th overall pick. Here is why.
Depth- With Jason Kidd retiring and taking over the Head Coaching job of the Brooklyn...
Another day, another NBA legend who would not take LeBron James if he was starting a team with five players. On Friday morning, Jason Kidd appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” to discuss his new head coaching gig with the Brooklyn Nets. Somewhere along the line, he got to discussing who he thinks are the [...]
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