Patrick Ewing Jr. Sounds Off on Twitter Involving Brooklyn Nets and Decision to Hire Jason Kidd

By Paul Seaver
Nelson Chenault-USA Today Sports

On Wednesday night, after days of rumors and speculation, the Brooklyn Nets formally announced Jason Kidd as the franchise’s next head coach.

While many do believe that Kidd will be a successful NBA head coach, the criticism has also been apparent — and rightfully so.

Kidd retired from the NBA just nine days ago and in that span he manged to land, not just a coaching position, but a head coaching position in a high profile organization to boot. It is shocking and it could certainly have its repercussions if the Nets don’t win under Kidd.

It’s easy to understand how some believe that Brooklyn is making the wrong hire, simply because there are plenty of coaches who have more experience and are more qualified than Kidd. One of the names in that category of discussion is Patrick Ewing — who wasn’t even targeted by the Nets.

Well, on Thursday, Ewing’s son, Patrick Ewing Jr. took to Twitter to voice his opinions on the Nets’ hiring of Kidd. And frankly, Ewing Jr. makes a great point in this regard, and it’s only natural to question what he is saying:

Ewing Jr. is right, but he’s not trying to be negative about Kidd and his fortunate opportunity:

The last tweet makes the best point and not just from Ewing’s perspective. How about Brian Shaw, an on-the-rise coach who has certainly paid his dues on the sidelines and deserves the shot to coach his own at team? He was overlooked and Kidd was selected over him.

For those who don’t know, Ewing was hired as the associate head coach (fancy term for top assistant) with the Charlotte Bobcats earlier this week.


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