Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge and was placed on interim probation a year after he smashed his Cadillac SUV into a utility pole on eastern Long Island.
Kidd was introduced on Thursday as the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets, less than 24 hours after he was hired by the franchise that he led to its greatest NBA success.
Former Cal basketball star Jason Kidd takes over as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets after a 19-year career in the NBA that included seven as a player with the Nets.
Hello, Brooklyn. The Nets will introduce Kidd as their new head coach on Thursday at a 2 p.m. press conference at Barclays Center.
The Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd as their coach Wednesday, bringing the former star back to the franchise he led to its greatest NBA success.
Kidd met with general manager Billy King on Monday and Shaw is expected to meet with the team Wednesday.
A person with knowledge of the details says the Brooklyn Nets’ coaching decision is down to Jason Kidd and Brian Shaw.
Brooklyn’s coaching search is “strongly pointing toward” Kidd after his meeting with team brass, the Post reported, adding that he’s “viewed as the leading candidate for the job.”
Kidd is interested in Brooklyn’ coaching position and plans to talk to the team this week, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday.
When he announced his retirement last week, NBA and Cal star guard Jason Kidd said he’d like to become a head coach. He plans to talk to the Brooklyn Nets this week about replacing coach P.J. Carlesimo. Can a player transition to a head coaching job that quickly?