5 Reasons Why Jason Kidd Will Never Win NBA Coach of the Year

5 Reasons Why Jason Kidd Will Never Win NBA Coach of the Year

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Jason Kidd missed out on the coach of the Year award this season, but the first year head coach might have been better off. Last season's winner of the award, George Karl, was shown the door shortly after winning. Kidd definitely deserves some props for the way that he has this veteran Brooklyn Nets team playing now, but I do not see him winning this award in the future.

5. Some of the Best Never Do

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5. Some of the Best Never Do

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Phil Jackson definitely comes to mind here. The award is largely political, and it also has to do with the expectations of each squad. I do not anticipate the Nets being able to keep this core together for more than a year or two, and I could see Kidd being out of coaching at that point.

4. I Wonder If He Is In This For the Long Haul

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4. I Wonder If He Is In This For the Long Haul

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Kidd seems to like coaching, but people forget what a tumultuous world coaches live in. I wonder if down the line Kidd will drift more towards the media aspect of basketball so that he does not have to travel quite as much. This is all speculation, but that does not mean it isn't fun.

3. Gregg Popovich Will Not Retire Anytime Soon

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3. Gregg Popovich Will Not Retire Anytime Soon

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Popovich might be the favorite for this award in the foreseeable future, and that might bar Kidd from ever getting a shot at it. Too bad, because there were so many who counted him out after the early season struggles.

2. The Nets Will Not Maintain

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2. The Nets Will Not Maintain

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The Nets were built for the present, but they will pay the price for that in the future. I do not see them contending in the next few years as a result of their poor financial decisions, and that will make it tough for Kidd to have this type of success again.

1. A Crowded Field

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1. A Crowded Field

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This one is easy. Here is Jason Kidd's competition for Coach of the Year in the next couple seasons. Gregg Popovich. Rick Carlisle. Frank Vogel. Erik Spoelstra. Also we never know when Phil Jackson or Larry Bird might come out of retirement. Is that enough for you?