Kidd New Nets Coach

Kidd took advice from Mike Woodson in New York and will now give out advice in Brooklyn.

In a surprising turn of events the Brooklyn Nets have named Jason Kidd their new head coach. Kidd had just announced his retirement from the NBA last week after 19 seasons in the league. He signs a three year deal with Brooklyn, who was 49-33 this season and eliminated by the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs. Brooklyn is a team with a ton of talent with Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Brook Lopez and their All Star point guard Deron Williams. They have a billionaire owner in Mikhail Prokhorov and a General Manager in Billy King, who were willing to take the risk with an inexperienced coach leading an experienced team. Kidd was a 10-time all star, 1994-95 Rookie of the Year and NBA Champion with Dallas in 2011. He also played for the Nets franchise from 2001-2007 and led them to two NBA Finals. Kidd was a pass first point guard but will inherit Deron Williams, who tends to look for his shot before others on many possessions. I have no doubt Kidd will be a solid coach down the road, but with this talented team Kidd is a risky pick.

General Manager Billy King is rolling the dice that Jason Kidd can lead the Nets back to the Finals.

Kidd’s major project will be All Star point guard Deron Williams, who he will try to make more of a true point guard.

Kidd was a Net from 2001-2007 and led the franchise to 2 NBA Finals.

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