It’s very seldom that sports critics actually agree with what disgruntled family members of athletes/coaches are chirping about.
Well, Patrick Ewing Jr.’s comments on Twitter about the injustice of Jason Kidd receiving the Brooklyn Nets head coaching job immediately after retirement while his father has never been given such an opportunity despite all his years as an assistant were spot on.
“For real though I’m mad J Kidd got a head coaching job a year after retiring n my pops been coaching 10 years n barely gets a look,” tweeted Ewing Jr. on June 12th.
This was bound to be the easiest complaint to make after Kidd was hired so quickly to a position that he has literally no experience in whatsoever.
There’s nothing wrong with having a serious gripe about it if you’re Ewing Jr. or anyone else who’s a relative of someone who’s never gotten their fair shot to hold this title.
Ewing Jr. also made sure to acknowledge those longtime assistants.
“Not even just my dad though there are more qualified coaches out there not just my dad,” he added.
There’s no doubt that Kidd was chosen over many that were easily more qualified and deserving. They’ve paid their dues, while Kidd was just coming off the bench and missing yet another one of his final shots in what feels like only five minutes ago.
If anybody was going to speak out on this matter, thankfully it was Ewing Jr. His father was an absolute force for so many years, and many believe he will make an outstanding head coach someday.
No one else was going to open their mouth and say what everyone else is thinking but is too afraid to be chastised over.
Thanks for really putting all this into perspective, Ewing Jr.