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?
Jason Kidd is interested in the Brooklyn Nets’ coaching position and plans to talk to the team this week, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday.
Kidd won an NBA title and two Olympic gold medals, is second on the career list in assists and steals, and was a 10-time All-Star. But he struggled badly in the playoffs for the Knicks shortly after turning 40 and decided to walk away with two years and more than $6 million left on the deal he signed last summer.
“There’s a lot of different stuff I may have the opportunity to do,” Kidd said. “If I play, I plan on playing for the Knicks. I got to be honest with myself. I’m a young man. (But) I got to see if I could still mentally do the grind all over again.”
Police said Knicks star Jason Kidd crashed his SUV into a telephone pole in the Hamptons on Sunday, days after signing with the Knicks.
The Dallas Mavericks took Game Six and the NBA Championship Sunday night with a 105-95 victory over the Miami Heat.
A Bay Area native was instrumental in leading a monumental comback in the NBA Western Conference Finals Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Kobe Bryant struggled against Jason Kidd’s defense as the Mavericks edged the Lakers 96-94 in the first game of their second-round playoff series Monday night. Do the officials call fewer fouls […]