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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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Cavaliers hire Drew, Posey as assistant coaches

Aug 19 2014 1:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND — First-year Cavaliers coach David Blatt has hired former Milwaukee coach Larry Drew as one of his assistants. Blatt will have Drew, Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier and James Posey on the bench with him along with Tyronn Lue, named an associate head coach in June. Drew went 15-67 in his only season in Milwaukee. He was expected to get a second year but was fired so the Bucks could hire Jason Kidd. A former NBA player, Drew also coached Atlanta. A long-time NBA assistant, Boylan is ba ...
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13 hours ago

Cavaliers hire Drew, Posey as assistant coaches

Aug 19 2014 1:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND — First-year Cavaliers coach David Blatt has hired former Milwaukee coach Larry Drew as one of his assistants. Blatt will have Drew, Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier and James Posey on the bench with him along with Tyronn Lue, named an associate head coach in June. Drew went 15-67 in his only season in Milwaukee. He was expected to get a second year but was fired so the Bucks could hire Jason Kidd. A former NBA player, Drew also coached Atlanta. A long-time NBA assistant, Boylan is back f ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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13 hours ago

Cavaliers hire Drew, Posey as assistant coaches

Aug 19 2014 1:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND — First-year Cavaliers coach David Blatt has hired former Milwaukee coach Larry Drew as one of his assistants. Blatt will have Drew, Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier and James Posey on the bench with him along with Tyronn Lue, named an associate head coach in June. Drew went 15-67 in his only season in Milwaukee. He was expected to get a second year but was fired so the Bucks could hire Jason Kidd. A former NBA player, Drew also coached Atlanta. A long-time NBA assistant, Boylan is back ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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13 hours ago

Cavaliers hire Drew, Posey as assistant coaches

Aug 19 2014 1:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND — First-year Cavaliers coach David Blatt has hired former Milwaukee coach Larry Drew as one of his assistants. Blatt will have Drew, Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier and James Posey on the bench with him along with Tyronn Lue, named an associate head coach in June. Drew went 15-67 in his only season in Milwaukee. He was expected to get a second year but was fired so the Bucks could hire Jason ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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13 hours ago

Cavaliers hire Drew, Posey as assistant coaches

Aug 19 2014 1:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND — First-year Cavaliers coach David Blatt has hired former Milwaukee coach Larry Drew as one of his assistants. Blatt will have Drew, Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier and James Posey on the bench with him along with Tyronn Lue, named an associate head coach in June. Drew went 15-67 in his only season in Milwaukee. He was expected to get a second year but was fired so the Bucks could hire Jason Kidd. A former NBA player, Drew also coached Atlanta. A long-time NBA assistant, Boylan is back fo ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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13 hours ago

Cavaliers hire Drew, Posey as assistant coaches

Aug 19 2014 1:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CLEVELAND — First-year Cavaliers coach David Blatt has hired former Milwaukee coach Larry Drew as one of his assistants. Blatt will have Drew, Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier and James Posey on the bench with him along with Tyronn Lue, named an associate head coach in June. Drew went 15-67 in his only season in Milwaukee. He was expected to get a second year but was fired so the Bucks could hire Jason Kidd. A former NBA player, Drew also coached Atlanta. A long-time NBA assistant ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Jim Cleamons Joins The New York Knicks As The Final Triangle Piece

Aug 19 2014 12:09pm CDT | Source: Rant Sports

The New York Knicks have hired the last missing piece in their triangle-offense-oriented coaching staff. Jim Cleamons joins the organization after leaving the Milwaukee Bucks, which recently hired Jason Kidd as the head of their coaching staff. There have been talks speculating the possibility of Cleamons joining the Knicks, but this has ...
Source: Rant Sports   Full article at: Rant Sports
 

 
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Can Jarrett Jack Fill Shaun Livingston's Place in the Brooklyn Nets' Rotation?

Aug 18 2014 1:48am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

How much does one bad season matter? Jarrett Jack would like to know the answer to that question. Jack, who put up the worst numbers of his career for the Cleveland Cavaliers last year, eventually went to the Brooklyn Nets this offseason in a deal the Cavs used to create cap space for the LeBron James signing. After just one underwhelming season in Cleveland, Jack's days in wine and gold were over. The 10-year vet now takes over for the departed Shaun ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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5 days ago

Early Win-Loss Predictions for Milwaukee Bucks Next Season

Aug 14 2014 10:07pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

It has been a summer of major change for the Milwaukee Bucks, and, given that fact, it might be easy to forget that this team finished the 2013-14 season with a 15-67 record—the worst in franchise history. With a new and bright outlook, the Bucks will take the floor this year in hopes of improving upon the atrocity of a season ago.  And while expectations should be tempered, fans should be thrilled for thi ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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5 days ago

How Good Can Brooklyn Nets Be with a Healthy Brook Lopez?

Aug 14 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The names are still notable and the payroll is still exorbitant, but the difference between this summer and last for the Brooklyn Nets feels massive. Even with All-Star center Brook Lopez working his way back to the hardwood and Lionel Hollins grabbing the coaching reins, expectations have been dramatically lowered. The Nets were painted as fringe championship contenders entering last season. This time around, some wonder if they can even claim one of the East ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 

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