Jason Kidd Wants to Coach the Brooklyn Nets…..Now

Updated: June 9, 2013

Adrian Wojnarowski  just dropped a bombshell with a new name for the Brooklyn Nets coaching vacancy today and it isn’t someone anyone was thinking.

Jason Kidd wants to take a shot at coaching the Nets right now without any head coaching experience and the idea isn’t as crazy as one would think.

Kidd recently retired after 19 seasons in the NBA and seems to think he can make the jump right into the coaching at the NBA level.

No one should be surprised by this with the basketball mind that Kidd has and his understanding of the game.  He would be immediately respected by all players with his basketball pedigree.

Would Kidd be better off being an assistant to start and maybe help Brian Shaw in his first coaching job?

Lawrence Frank spoke last week on ESPN Radio with Michael Kay about the idea that Kidd would be a great coach if he wanted to go that route.

[quote_simple]Lawrence Frank ESPNNY

“Without a doubt.  If Jason wants to coach he will dedicate 100 percent of his mind, body and soul.  He has such a gift. ”  Frank said.

“His ability to relate to so many people and I don’t think there is any coincidence that the Knicks had their best year in what 13 to 15 years.  Don’t discount the impact Jason had on their culture.  Don’t discount the impact he had on the fact that they put defense first and that they shared the basketball.  He has that gift.  Guys want to please him.”

“Second, he sees the game second to none and he just has great vision.  Third is he is very very bright so i think Jason has great respect for the craft of coaching that if he decided to become a coach he would make sure he would surround himself  with different people to help fill in the gaps” Frank continued.

“Whatever Jason decides to do next he will continue to pursue greatness because that is what he is about.  If you look at Larry Bird and he three year run, very impressive.”[/quote_simple]

[quote_simple]Adrian Wojnarowski Yahoo SportsJason Kidd All star game as a Net

Kidd has been talking with associates about the possibility of making the immediate leap from a Hall of Fame playing career to a head coaching job, and has been working to identify a staff of assistant coaches who could help him overcome the significant learning curve, sources said.

The Nets have considered Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw as their top target for the vacancy, but are competing with the Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets to secure him.

 Kidd still has strong ties within the Nets’ organization that he revived with consecutive NBA Finals appearances (2002 and ’03). After 19 seasons in the league, Kidd retired last week after one season with the New York Knicks.[/quote_simple]


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