Jason Kidd will become the next head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Reporters from Yahoo, ESPN, and CBS are reporting on Twitter than the Nets have agreed to hire Kidd after meeting with their final candidate, Brian Shaw, for four hours. Kidd announced his retirement last week after a 19 year career with the Mavericks, Suns, Nets, and Knicks. A three year deal between Kidd and the Nets will be finalized shortly.
Time will tell if the Nets made the right move by hiring a rookie coach despite being in win-now mode. With other established coaches such as George Karl and Lionel Hollins on the market, Brooklyn’s choice is certainly a questionable one. Kidd was one of the smartest players to ever play the game of basketball, but was plagued by off-court mistakes throughout his storied career.
Future Hall of Famer Jason Kidd, who retired after one season with the Knicks to end a 19 year career, is pursuing a job as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, with whom Kidd spent the prime of his career while the franchise was in New Jersey. More to come. -Tommy Rothman