After 19 seasons in the NBA, Jason Kidd decided to call it a career and retire after the 2012-13 season in which the New York Knicks made it to the semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs before falling to the Indiana Pacers. Obviously, Kidd seems like the type of player that would do whatever it takes to stay involved with the game of basketball now that he’s done playing and now–it seems like he may be trying to get into becoming the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
Y! Sources: Jason Kidd is pursuing the Brooklyn Nets head coaching job. yhoo.it/18kqFyf
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 9, 2013
That’s it right, it apparently didn’t take Kidd too long to figure out what he wanted to do now that his playing days are behind him as coaching does seem like the perfect fit for the future Hall of Fame guard. Kidd will always be seen as one of the greatest guards to ever play the game as he provided provided great leadership skills and always seemed like a triple-double threat.
Kidd spent over seven seasons playing with the team when they were still known as the New Jersey Nets and played a key role in helping them reach the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003. Brooklyn did make the playoffs this past season and seems to have a bright future ahead with a roster that has plenty of talent to be considered strong contenders once again next season–so it’ll be interesting to see if Kidd ends up landing the job.
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