Jason Kidd’s accomplishments or lack thereof as Brooklyn Nets coach

Updated: June 30, 2014

The Brooklyn Nets have officially shipped their franchise legend, Jason Kidd,  off to Milwaukee where he can rot for years to come for two 2nd round draft picks in 2015 and 2019 today.

As sour as most Nets fans are right now lets take a look at all of the recent transgressions that we as Nets fans chose to look the other way at even after he pulled the infamous “migraine” incident and they way he ran Byron Scott out of town in his New Jersey days.

 Bucksketball.com wrote:

July 11, 2013: Kidd answers a cell phone call during a Summer League game in Orlando. The game was being coached by one of his assistants.

November 2013: Kidd sits out a two-game suspension from the league to start the regular season for reasons connected to a DUI offense.

November 19, 2013: A Bleacher Report article by Howard Beck included quotes from an unnamed scout who ravaged Kidd’s coaching style:

“He doesn’t do anything,” said the scout, who has watched the Nets several times. “He doesn’t make calls. John Welch does all the offense. Lawrence does all the defense. … I don’t know what Kidd does. I don’t think you can grade him and say he’s bad. You can give him an incomplete.”

November 23, 2013: Out of timeouts and trailing the Lakers with 8.3 seconds left, Kidd intentionally spilt a drink on the floor — after ordering Net Tyshawn Taylor to bump into him — to delay the game enough to draw up a play for his team. The NBA later fined Kidd $50,000 for the incident.

December 3, 2013: Kidd’s top assistant, Lawrence Frank is reassigned after clashing repeatedly with Kidd.

We add these:

May 2014:  Wanted to trade Brook Lopez and Mirza Teletovic to Bucks for Larry Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova – WHAT???

June 26th 2014:  Tried a power play and went over GM Billy King’s head to Russian ownership demanding a larger role and more money only to be told to go kick rocks and talk to other teams.  This occurred after seeing Derek Fisher and Steve Kerr get much more money than he negotiated three weeks after he retired from the game.

June 30 2014:  Kidd manipulated his way out of Brooklyn to become “coach” of the Milwaukee Bucks while they still had Larry Drew as head coach.

Does this type of exit sound familiar to Nets fans?

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