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Jason Kidd to Brooklyn Nets Heating Up; Could Reportedly Be Hired By End of the Week

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The hot rumor at the top of this week has been the sudden retirement and coaching interest that has surfaced surrounding Jason Kidd and the Brooklyn Nets.

Kidd, who walked away from his days on the court just last week, has shown an increasing amount of interest in taking over the Nets’ vacancy despite having zero coaching experience under his belt. Well, Kidd interviewed with the Nets on Monday afternoon and things reportedly went well.

Yahoo! Sports‘ Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday afternoon that Kidd is the “frontrunner” for the position and this came on the heels of a Twitter rumor that said the Nets had extended the position to the former All-Star point guard. While that remains unconfirmed, Yahoo! Sports is reporting that contract negotiations are underway and that Kidd could be named the next head coach of the Nets by the end of this week.

Brooklyn is also scheduled to interview with Brian Shaw on Wednesday, but at this time that remains up in the air in terms of whether or not it will even occur. Shaw is interviewing with the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday and reports have indicated that a move to the west coast might be his top target.

Rumors aside it appears as Kidd is leading the charge to assume the position just one week after retiring from the game. If Brooklyn wants to negotiate and offer the position to Kidd, there shouldn’t be much doubt as to him formally accepting the position, simply considering the interest that he has expressed within the past week.

 

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