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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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Mikhail Prokhorov on the Nets Losing $144 Million: ‘It’s Not a Big Deal’

Nov 4 2014 10:25am CST | Source: slamonline

Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov spoke to the local media for the first time Monday night since January, and he more than made up for his 10-month absence. Prokhorov shrugged off Jason Kidd’s shocking departure to Milwaukee. He talked about why trading for veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett was good for business, and said he’s not losing any sleep over having lost a record $144 million in basketball-related operations last season. Prokhorov isn’t looking to ...
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Mikhail Prokhorov on Jason Kidd: Good Riddance (VIDEO)

Nov 4 2014 8:40am CST | Source: slamonline

Things ended badly for head coach Jason Kidd and the Brooklyn Nets last June, as Kidd stunningly accepted a job in Milwaukee. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov addressed the matter for the first time publicly Monday night, and basically said good riddance to Kidd. Prokhorov is happy with new head coach Lionel Hollins. Per The Record (N.J.): “You know, I think there is a nice proverb in English: Don’t let the door hit you where the ...
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Nov 4 2014 7:18am CST | Source: SBNation

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Mikhail Prokhorov on Jason Kidd: "Don't let the door hit you, where the good lord split you"

Nov 3 2014 8:40pm CST | Source: The Big Lead

Mikhail Prokhorov spoke to reporters today. Jason Kidd’s exit was brought up. Prokhorov quoted the famous American proverb, “Don’t let the door hit you where the good lord split you.” In Russia, door split you? [@JohnSchuhmann]   ...
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Prokhorov downplays team’s financial losses

Nov 3 2014 7:10pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said Monday he will not give up control of the team and downplayed the club’s money losses last season as "not a big deal." Speaking before the Nets’ home opener, Prokhorov says he is willing to listen to offers to sell a minority share of the team but that nothing is imminent. There had been reports last month that he had been involved in discussions about s ...
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Prokhorov downplays team’s financial losses

Nov 3 2014 7:10pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said Monday he will not give up control of the team and downplayed the club’s money losses last season as "not a big deal." Speaking before the Nets’ home opener, Prokhorov says he is willing to listen to offers to sell a minority share of the team but that nothing is imminent. There had been reports last month that he had been involved in discussions about selling part of the team, tho ...
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Prokhorov downplays team’s financial losses

Nov 3 2014 7:10pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said Monday he will not give up control of the team and downplayed the club’s money losses last season as "not a big deal." Speaking before the Nets’ home opener, Prokhorov says he is willing to listen to offers to sell a minority share of the team but that nothing is imminent. There had been reports last month that he had been involved in discussions about selling part of th ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 weeks ago

Prokhorov downplays team’s financial losses

Nov 3 2014 7:10pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said Monday he will not give up control of the team and downplayed the club’s money losses last season as "not a big deal." Speaking before the Nets’ home opener, Prokhorov says he is willing to listen to offers to sell a minority share of the team but that nothing is imminent. There had been reports last month that he had been involved in discussions about selling part of the team, though general manager Billy King sa ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 weeks ago

Prokhorov downplays team’s financial losses

Nov 3 2014 7:10pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said Monday he will not give up control of the team and downplayed the club’s money losses last season as "not a big deal." Speaking before the Nets’ home opener, Prokhorov says he is willing to listen to offers to sell a minority share of the team but that nothing is imminent. There had been reports last month that he had been involved in discussions about selling part of the team, though general manager Bill ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 weeks ago

Prokhorov downplays team’s financial losses

Nov 3 2014 7:10pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said Monday he will not give up control of the team and downplayed the club’s money losses last season as "not a big deal." Speaking before the Nets’ home opener, Prokhorov says he is willing to listen to offers to sell a minority share of the team but that nothing is imminent. There had been reports last month that he had been involved in discussio ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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