Brooklyn Nets Head Coach Jason Kidd Takes Phone Call During Summer League Game (Video)

By Paul Seaver
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The Brooklyn Nets made headlines this off-season by naming Jason Kidd to their head coaching vacancy, effectively allowing the former point guard to retire and instantly enter the coaching ranks as a head man. Expectations are what they are for the Nets this upcoming season, but Kidd certainly couldn’t ask for a better lineup to start his head coaching career with, especially considering Brooklyn made the decision to add both Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in a trade with the Boston Celtics.

Well, as many NBA fans are aware of, Kidd is getting some coaching practice or experience, whatever you’d like to call it during the Nets’ summer league run in Orlando here in early July. On Thursday however, Kidd didn’t seem to care about coaching his team — who ironically enough trailed 17-2 out of the gate.

In the middle of the first quarter, Kidd’s phone call rang and he simply took the call and walked away from the bench. So casual.

Someone should probably inform Kidd that this is not proper etiquette for coaching a basketball team. Eh, I’m just kidding, this is summer league and that call was probably a lot more important that watching the Nets get run over right out of the gate in Orlando. In fact, it could have even been Mr. Andrei Kirilenko, who signed with the Nets on Thursday afternoon.

Take a look at the video of Kidd answering his phone mid-game:


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