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#1 CarolinaPanthers8789

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:16 PM

Well if you haven't heard yet, the Brooklyn Nets have hired one of their former players; point guard Jason Kidd.

 

The Nets quickly agreed to contract details on Wednesday with Kidd, 40, who retired as a player only nine days ago. The Nets will have to surround Kidd, who led the franchise to consecutive NBA Finals as a player but who has no coaching experience, with a seasoned bench of assistants.

 

The job was offered to Kidd hours after team officials met for nearly five hours with the only other known candidate for the job, Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw.

 

Shortly after Kidd was hired, the son of our new Associate Head Coach (Patrick Ewing) tweeted the following...

 

Patrick Ewing Jr ‏@pewingjr6

For real though I'm mad J Kidd got a head coaching job a year after retiring n my pops been coaching 10 years n barely gets a look

 

I think Ewing Jr. would be furious if he realized that Kidd was hired a week after retiring, not a year.



#2 Proudiddy

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:43 PM

Glad Shaw got shafted again, and I'm happy for Kidd too...  one of my favorites.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:21 AM

This ought to be interesting. He definitely has all of the tools to be a succesful coach in the league. Good point guards tend to translate well into the coaching ranks.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:20 AM

J Kidd is a PG that's a huge point in his favor



#5 Keith Moons Liver

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:53 PM

Can't see it working out simply because they have high expectations with a mediocre roster and not much flexibility. They are full of old overpaid guys who aren't getting any better. Maybe they just underachieved and will 'click' with Coach Kidd but I'm not counting on it. 



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:30 PM

Can't see it working out simply because they have high expectations with a mediocre roster and not much flexibility. They are full of old overpaid guys who aren't getting any better. Maybe they just underachieved and will 'click' with Coach Kidd but I'm not counting on it. 

 

If D-Will plays to his true potential, he's a real star. He's in his prime, and I think Kidd will be beneficial to a team who's PG is their best player. BUT, if Brook Lopez AND D-Will play to their true potential, we're possibly looking at an Eastern Conference Finals team on paper.

 

If you think about it, the Nets formula really isn't that weird.

 

They've got a star PG

They've got a budding star at C

They've got scorers (Johnson, Brooks, Watson, Blatche)

They've got defense (Wallace, Evans)

 

Yes they overpaid Crash and took a huge contract in Johnson, but there really is a lot more young talent on that team then people give credit for. Marshon Brooks and Brook Lopez could start on 75% of the teams in the NBA (Lopez could start on just about every one but 2 off the top of my head)

 

As far as J-Kidd, I think that as long as he's surrounded by seasoned assistants, he'll be fine. He played in the league 19 years, he's 40 years old, and he's accomplished just about everything a player can accomplish. He took a big jump and skipped a step, but so did Mark Jackson and Doc Rivers and it's gone pretty well for both of them.

 

 




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