Jason Kidd's Meeting With Brooklyn Nets All But Ensures Coaching Decision

By Connor Muldowney
Jason Kidd
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Jason Kidd has been in the news a lot lately. First, he retired from the NBA and ended his career with the New York Knicks, finishing as one of the best point guards to ever play the game. Now he’s in the news for something completely unexpected in many people’s eyes: he wants to become the Brooklyn Netsnext head coach.

The 2012-13 season saw Kidd become nothing more than a role player for the Knicks. For the first time in his career, he saw himself become a bench player and the 40-year-old point guard knew it was time. His minutes were the lowest they’ve ever been and so was his production. It was time to move on.

Now, Kidd is pursuing the newest head coaching vacancy on the other side of town. The Nets, formerly the New Jersey Nets and Kidd’s former team, fired both Avery Johnson and interim coach P.J. Carlesimo in 2012-13.

The job opened up, and Kidd voiced his interest as a candidate this week. Rumors are circulating that the former NBA All-Star have met with the team.

In my opinion, if the team did meet with Kidd as sources say they did, they will fall in love with his work ethic and will likely choose the newly retired point guard to be their next head coach. Many believe that Kidd would hire his former head coach and recently-fired Detroit Pistons coach, Lawrence Frank, as his assistant.

If you’re a Brooklyn Nets fan, you should be ecstatic about the opportunity for a successful, knowledgeable floor general to be the next head coach of a team looking to finally put a run together as an Eastern Conference favorite. This would be an interesting hire by the Nets.

Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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