This is the best thing that could've happened to us. I'd rather they hire Kidd than Hollins,Karl,Shaw, or either of the Van Gundy's
Kinda happy for J. Kidd. Wish him the best of luck. Maybe that's why his ball game was done. His mind was on that Nets coaching job....
It wouldn't surprise me if Kidd's there only for PR reasons (kinda like Jay-Z and his "ownership"), a Nets legend willing to coach a team with huge identification struggles. Besides, Kidd just lost $6M, so any option to even up his accounts was a blessing. Still, I wish him all the best, he did some good job for the Knicks and it was fun watching him in a Knicks uniform.
I Blame Kidd & Martin for the Nets destruction in the 2003-4 season .. The Nets started the 2003-4 season with a championship-roster to win it all .. Mourning, Mutombo, Collins, K-Mart, Jefferson, Kittles, Kidd, Armstrong, and Harris.
In the 2003 offseason the Nets sign Alonzo Mourning who only signed to play again with his ole Georgetown teammate Mutombo, plus Jason Kidd received a 6 yr Max contract from the Nets in the 2003 offseason, with a verbal agreement in negotiation that the Nets were going to resign Kenyon Martin in the 2004 offseason.
Kidd & Martin's power in the Nets organization got rid of Mutombo, Mourning, and HC Byron Scott before the 2003-4 midseason.
Coach Lawrence Frank were clueless of being a HC then, and still is clueless of being a HC in the 2012-13 season with the Detroit Pistons. Lawrence Frank equal Dantoni the third coach on the staff.
Hiring Jason Kidd 3 weeks before the 2013 Draft night ....
The Nets did not lack team-chemistry on defense like we did this season.This gives Jason Kidd the chance to select his own coaching-staff (Rasheed & Kurt Thomas for bigmen, plus a coach for the guards ???).
Kidd will get the Nets organization to select a top SF & top combo-guard in the 2013 draft, plus sign one or two old-head FA (Marion & K-Mart).
Dont sleep on Jason Kidd tutoring PG-Deron Williams on how to work the Nets bigmen "Lopez, resign-Blatch, and Evans" into winning the Atlantic Division Title in the 2013-14 season.
The Nets lack team-chemistry, and ball-movement on offense like we did.
Easy coaching job for Kidd...
I just have one of those feelings that Jason Kidd is going to surprise everyone and be as good as Tom Thibodeau and Doc Rivers.