Just two weeks after announcing his retirement NBA veteran all-star player Jason Kidd has jumped into his next job role at the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
Jason Kidd, who had a stellar 19-year NBA career, retired from the New York Knicks on June 3 and quickly had his sights set on being the Nets head coach, convincing general manager Billy King he is the right person at the right time. King commented over the hiring of Kidd:
“Jason is a proven winner and leader with an incredible wealth of basketball knowledge and experience,” King said in a news release. “This will be a natural transition for him to move into the role of head coach, as he embodies the tough, smart and team-first mentality that we are trying to establish in Brooklyn.”
The Brooklyn Nets, who are owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov named Kidd their head coach Wednesday in a speedy transition from uniform to suit. Kidd spoke about his recent job as the Nets head coach saying,
“This is a tremendous opportunity to be named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and it’s a role I have been studying for over the course of my playing days,” Kidd said in a news release. “Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable, and that’s how I expect to coach this basketball team. I am truly excited about this next phase of my basketball career.”
Do you think Jason Kidd was the right choice for the Brooklyn Nets, and will his coaching help guide the Nets further into the play-offs next season?
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