Rebounding Machine Reggie Evans Talks Jason Kidd

Updated: June 15, 2013

Reggie Evans was asked by Jared Zwerling of ESPN his feeling on Jason Kidd being named head coach of his Brooklyn Nets and he used  one word to explain his feelings – ecstatic.

The tenacious rebounding machine had nothing but good things to say about the Nets new man in charge and when asked what qualities impressed him about Kidd he said “Absolutely everything.”

It seems quite obvious that Brooklyn had internal issues last year with both of the teams coaches and players were constantly looking to know their roles and with Kidd many players feel that issue will be resolved.

Evans also knows how important Kidd’s relationship with his All-Star point guard Deron Williams will be and how he can teach Williams to become more of the leader he was.

Roles will be defined and the tempo on offense will also be greatly upgraded from the plodding style of Avery Johnson and P.J. Carlesimo so optimism should be at an all-time high going into training camp.

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What was your reaction to Jason becoming your team’s new coach?

“I was very excited. I feel like it’s the beginning of a new era. I feel like it’s a whole new movement for the team, and the NBA in general. I think it’s great for the NBA. It’s almost overwhelming because he’s been around so much success in his career — from New Jersey to Dallas to New York last season. I think it’s going to be extraordinary.”

How do you think he’ll help your game?

“He’s going to be beneficial to me and Deron Williams. It will be incredible for Deron to work with Jason because his knowledge is so vast. I’m most excited about the impact that it’s going to have on Deron, because Deron’s relationships with the other players is very important to the team’s Jason Kidd smiling in Nets uniform whitesuccess. The relationship of two point guards of that caliber should help our team, because we’ll all be able to feed off of them so much more. I’m very excited to continue to work with Deron under that kind of leadership.”
Any challenges you foresee for a first-time coach like Jason?

“It is a very quick transition and a new type of responsibility. It’s a completely new feel, a completely new set of responsibilities. It’s just going to be proving that he’s ready — meeting those challenges, meeting those expectations. There is going to be pressure. I think it’s a lot of responsibility proving you’re ready, but how great is that? Jason has a lot of support behind him. I think it’s going to be fun to watch.” [/quote_simple]


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