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Per multiple reports, the Brooklyn Nets have hired Jason Kidd as head coach. While he doesn't have any coaching experience per se, he's been a coach on the floor for his entire career. He should be great at relating to players and ought to be able to attract elite free agents. It'll be interesting to see how he does.
Color me skeptical
Kind of interesting going right from playing to coaching. Not sure if that has happened that often.
Definitely a risk. I only see it going great or horrible and nothing in between. Will be interesting to see how it works out.
I think crash and burn is more likely given the Nets have one of the highest payrolls in the league. It will depend on if he can get some players to come there or not. Mark Jackson has been doing pretty well but he didn't jump right into coaching like Kidd. But who knows he could do well.
I was watching PTI yesterday and they were talking about the possibility of it. They both thought they should hire him in some sort of an apprentice/assistant position first and I agree. But they might have hit gold. The guy knows the game.
If he has some great assistants around him that will obviously help him. It will be interesting to see what kind of style he goes with, guessing it will be more offensive and I think that style will make it hard to come out of the east over the next few years. But I do love my Bulls and defense but I don't think that is the way to beat the Heat either.
True, it's definitely a high risk/high reward decision. They could really hit a home run with this, or it could prove to be a big mistake.
That's the key, IMO. He's got to have as many assistants on his staff as possible that have extensive experience coaching in the league, so he can bounce ideas off of them and they can help him with the little things that come along with being a rookie head coach.
Well I think Kidd will succeed. I've long respected his knowledge and leadership as a player and I think he'll find a way to get things done. He has some pieces to build around on that team.
Also -kind of a weird comparison that popped in my head - this situation really reminds of Fred Hoiberg's hiring at ISU. Obviously Hoiberg had been out of the game a few years, but he still lacked any coaching experience and was seen as a boom or bust hire.
yeah, but he was in the front office for years and had been thrown around for a coaching job for a while.
That's true. They both also have that prodigal son returning feel too.
But Fred doesn't slap his wife.
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