Sources Tell Jason Kidd Interested In Brooklyn Nets Coaching Job

Published on: 9th June, 2013


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Recently retired NBA star and Hall-of-Famer to be, Jason Kidd has evidently put his hat in the ring for the head coaching position of the Brooklyn Nets.

League sources have told that his name has been discussed within the highest levels of the organization and he is a serious candidate for the job.

Kidd has been discussing the possibility of making the leap from his great playing career, which recently came to an end as a New York Knickerbocker, to taking on a head coaching job in the NBA without the least bit of experience.

Sources tell that Kidd has been working to identify a staff of assistant coaches who could help him overcome the significant learning curve.

The Nets have considered other candidates for the job, including Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw. But, Shaw is a hot commodity in the NBA and the Nets are competing for his services with the Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets, both of whom recently fired their coaches.

Kidd led the Nets’ organization to two consecutive NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003. He is credited with being the driving force behind reviving that organization at a time it had been viewed as one of the biggest losers in the league.

Kidd retired as a 10-time All-Star, and second behind John Stockton in career assists and steals. He’s considered one of the most intelligent players in the sport’s history.

Kidd denied any interest in coaching when his career came to an end last week, in a an interview with When he was asked after the Knicks lost to Indiana in the playoffs this season what his plans were, in or out of basketball, Kidd told SportsReporters,

“I am wide open to anything, but head coaching wouldn’t necessarily be my first choice.”

It appears that has changed in a matter of weeks.

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