After reaching the playoffs last year, the Brooklyn Nets appear to have a bright future with plenty of talent, but they’re still in need of a head coach before any of that is going to happen. Now, it appears the Nets have found their new head coach who also happens to be a former player–Jason Kidd.
The Nets and Kidd made it official on Wednesday to make the former player their new head coach and it will certainly be interesting to see how he makes the transition for the 2013-14 season.
It came as a big surprise earlier this week when Kidd was listed as one of the candidates to take over as head coach for the Nets considering he had just recently retired after spending the 2012-13 season with the New York Knicks. It was one thing that Kidd spent the last 19 seasons playing in the NBA, but it’s even more impressive that he was still effective this past season as he played a key role in helping the Knicks advance to the semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs.
Signing Kidd to a three-year deal may come as a surprise considering how over a month ago he was still suiting up with the Knicks, but this could be a risk that pays off for the Nets. Kidd has always been praised for his leadership skills on the court and hopefully he’ll be able to use these skills as a head coach for Brooklyn.
The NBA has seen plenty of players give coaching a shot, but it’s a bit of a surprise to see a player like Kidd make the transition from player to coach in such a short period of time. Only time will tell when it comes to whether or not this move pays off, but signing Kidd as their new head coach seems to be the right move for Brooklyn as they prepare for the 2013-14 season.
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