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NBA: Players Say Jason Kidd Will Succeed as Nets Coach
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NBA: Players Say Jason Kidd Will Succeed as Nets Coach

Jun 17 2013, 1:39am CDT | by

New Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd's NBA colleagues say he'll succeed in his new role.

New Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd's NBA colleagues say he'll succeed in his new role.  A June 15 report from the Associated Press notes former teammates, players and coaches think Kidd has the...

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NBA: Players Say Jason Kidd Will Succeed as Nets Coach

Jun 17 2013, 1:39am CDT | by

New Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd's NBA colleagues say he'll succeed in his new role.

New Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd's NBA colleagues say he'll succeed in his new role. 

A June 15 report from the Associated Press notes former teammates, players and coaches think Kidd has the credibility to thrive as an NBA head coach. One longtime assistant coach, Brendan Suhr says Kidd's pedigree should resonate well with the Nets players.

"He's going to have incredible credibility with his players, which is huge.

"He'll be fine. He's handled accountability before." 

Suhr added that one of Kidd's main priorities needs to be hiring experienced assistants to "fill in the gaps that you don't have." 

Denver Nuggets point guard Andre Miller says Kidd's accomplishments during his esteemed NBA career should earn the respect of everyone. 

"When I first heard they were considering it, I was like, 'Wow, that's respect.' He's a hall of famer in everybody's mind and he's accomplished everything that you can accomplish as a point guard, as a person, in life and as a teammate. When you have that type of respect of your peers, and of management, coaches, you know the sky's the limit."

Miller's teammate, Andre Iguodala wasn't surprised at all with Kidd's hiring. 

"Why not bring in a coach who just got done playing, especially a guy like Jason Kidd who has helped teammates get better throughout his career. It wasn't just by his presence on the court but his presence every day, his presence off the court, in practice, making guys buy into something they weren't used to buckling down and doing, so I'm not surprised at all."

Renowned names all around the NBA sounded off on social media following Kidd's hire. The Nets' point guard, Deron Williams, expressed excitement to work with a great basketball mind via Twitter. 

"Excited to get to work under our new head coach @RealJasonKidd great leader and great basketball mind will be a great head coach #BROOKLYN."

The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant tweeted Kidd will do unbelievable things as Nets head coach. 

"Congrats to Jason Kidd on his new head coaching job...hes a great leader that is going to do unbelievable things in Brooklyn"

The Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace says the new Nets coach will be a complete one and even believes will guide Brooklyn to the NBA Finals next season.

"Wow. Jason Kids going to finals next year. He is going to be a complete coach. He should coach in a nets uniform. So he can sub in."

Even prior to Kidd's hiring, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich believes Kidd has the intuitive skills to establish a relationship with his players. 

"But he certainly has the intuitive skills to know what's going on out there. Obviously,he would be able to have relationships with the players that he's had with his coaches throughout."

The 40-year-old Kidd retired from active NBA play just a few weeks ago and was hired by the Nets on June 12 to be their next head coach. He was reported by ESPN New York to have signed a three-year deal.  

 
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Jul 28 2014 4:37pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MINNEAPOLIS — Mo Williams is on his way to Minnesota, which means J.J. Barea could be on his way out. The Timberwolves and Williams have agreed to a $3.75 million, one-year contract, the player’s agency, Priority Sports, announced on Monday. The agreement gives the Timberwolves an experienced and versatile combo guard to play behind Ricky Rubio. Williams turns 32 in December and is coming off a season in Portland in which he averaged 9.7 points per g ...
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Timberwolves sign free agent G Mo Williams

Jul 28 2014 4:37pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MINNEAPOLIS — Mo Williams is on his way to Minnesota, which means J.J. Barea could be on his way out. The Timberwolves and Williams have agreed to a $3.75 million, one-year contract, the player’s agency, Priority Sports, announced on Monday. The agreement gives the Timberwolves an experienced and versatile combo guard to play behind Ricky Rubio. Williams turns 32 in December and is coming off a season in Portland in which he averaged 9.7 points per game for his lowest outp ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Timberwolves sign free agent G Mo Williams

Jul 28 2014 4:37pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MINNEAPOLIS — Mo Williams is on his way to Minnesota, which means J.J. Barea could be on his way out. The Timberwolves and Williams have agreed to a $3.75 million, one-year contract, the player’s agency, Priority Sports, announced on Monday. The agreement gives the Timberwolves an experienced and versatile combo guard to play behind Ricky Rubio. Williams turns 32 in December and is coming off a season in Portland in which he averaged 9.7 points per game for his lowest output since his rooki ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
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Early Predictions for Milwaukee Bucks' Starting Lineup Next Season

Jul 23 2014 10:44pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Despite not making many big splashes during the free-agency period thus far, the Milwaukee Bucks are going to hit the floor for the 2014-15 season with what will certainly feel like a much different look. And that will be reflected by the starting lineup head coach Jason Kidd puts on the court. The draft's second-overall pick, Jabari Parker, will likely get his opportunity to shine, while players like Brandon Knight and Giannis Antetokounmpo will have ample opportunity to continue g ...
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