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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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Fisher was opposed by Jason Kidd in a preseason game against the Bucks, and perhaps there was a bit of symbolism as two former point guards went about the business of coaching their ...
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Ray Allen Turned Down the Milwaukee Bucks

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Just about every NBA team could use Ray Allen’s dead-eye shooting and veteran leadership. Bucks head coach Jason Kidd informed the media Tuesday that Milwaukee was among the many suitors for the future Hall of Famer this past summer. Allen, a free agent who’s undecided on playing this season, apparently didn’t want to return to where his career began. Per the Journal Sentinel: “We did contact Ray,” ...
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Oct 14 2014 8:49pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND – Kevin Love, picking up the offensive slack with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving out, scored 25 points and Dion Waiters added 23, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-100 exhibition win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. Love made five 3-pointers and also shook off banging his right knee while making a basket in the lane during the third quarter. He and Waiters spent the fourth quarter on the bench. ...
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Love scores 25 to lead LeBron-less Cavs over Bucks

Oct 14 2014 8:49pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND – Kevin Love, picking up the offensive slack with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving out, scored 25 points and Dion Waiters added 23, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-100 exhibition win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. Love made five 3-pointers and also shook off banging his right knee while making a basket in the lane during the third quarter. He and Waiters spent the fourth quarter on the bench. Bucks rookie Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s d ...
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Love scores 25 to lead LeBron-less Cavs over Bucks

Oct 14 2014 8:49pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND – Kevin Love, picking up the offensive slack with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving out, scored 25 points and Dion Waiters added 23, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-100 exhibition win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. Love made five 3-pointers and also shook off banging his right knee while making a basket in the lane during the third quarter. He and Waiters spent the fourth quarter on the bench. Bucks rookie Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in this yea ...
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Bucks To Start Giannis Antetokounmpo At Point Guard In Next Game

Oct 13 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

The Milwaukee Bucks continue to experiment with Giannis Antetokounmpo at point guard and will start him in Tuesday's preseason game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Antetokounmpo will start with Khris Middleton and Jabari Parker on the wings, Ersan Ilyasova at power forward and Zaza Pachulia at center. Antetokounmpo has grown to nearly seven feet with a 7'3 wingspan, but has flashed the playmaking skills of much smaller players in ...
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Bucks experimenting with Giannis Antetokounmpo at point guard on Tuesday

Oct 13 2014 1:49pm CDT | Source: SBNation

The nearly seven-foot Bucks forward will make his long-anticipated debut at point guard against the Cleveland Cavaliers. What seemed like a mad Summer League experiment will become a reality Tuesday: Giannis Antetokounmpo will start at point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks when they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in a preseason game. Antetokounmpo will start with Khris Middleton and Jabari Parker ...
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Parker drops 14 as Bucks rally back vs Grizzlies

Oct 8 2014 9:47pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Rookie Jabari Parker scored eight of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, and Milwaukee beat the Memphis Grizzlies 86-83 on Wednesday night in coach Jason Kidd’s preseason debut with the Bucks. Under new ownership, Milwaukee is rebuilding after a franchise-worst 67 losses last year. Parker, the second overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, is one of the cornerstones. The poised Parker showed flashes of athleticism. Three dunks in the fourth quarter h ...
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Parker drops 14 as Bucks rally back vs Grizzlies

Oct 8 2014 9:47pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Jabari Parker started his first preseason game with a case of the jitters. The rookie steadied himself with a few dunks. The new era for the Milwaukee Bucks is off to a promising start. Parker scored eight of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, and Milwaukee beat the Memphis Grizzlies 86-83 on Wednesday night in coach Jason Kidd’s preseason debut with the Bucks. "As the game progressed, I got a little more comfortable out there," the 1 ...
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