Brooklyn Nets Meet With Jason Kidd And Have Very Serious Interest

Oct 24, 2012; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd (5) dribbles the ball during the first quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

While few took recently retired point guard Jason Kidd’s interest in coaching the Brooklyn Nets very seriously, one party that did oddly was the aforementioned Nets.

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Kidd today pitched the idea to the Nets and suggested that he’ll bring with him a handful of experienced coaches, including his former head coach during his tenure with the Nets, Lawrence Frank.

Per Stein:

Element of Jason Kidd’s pitch to Nets, I’m told, is Lawrence Frank joining him on bench, giving Nets assistant w/HC experience they demand

Nets taking Kidd seriously as head-coaching candidate, sources say, but one must is Kidd being surrounded by lots of experience on bench

Despite Kidd’s interest and the Nets apparently not laughing the idea off, it’s still considered a long shot for Kidd to be sitting on the sidelines as a head coach this coming season.

Nets general manager Billy King is reportedly set to meet with Brian Shaw this week and he appears to be the current favorite:

This just in: Billy King will meet with Brian Shaw Wednesday in New York

Topics: Brian Shaw, Brooklyn Nets, Jason Kidd

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