Before the dust had time to settle following Jason Kidd’s announcement that he is going to retire, he already had a new job in mind — a head coaching gig with the Brooklyn Nets. While many might have found it surprising and somewhat ambitious for Kidd to jump in and fill such a vacancy just after finishing his professional career, Chauncey Billups thinks that Kidd could handle it.
As another veteran point guard, Billups seems supportive of Kidd’s ambition. According to New York Times, Billups said:
“For a point guard, you’ve got to be thinking for everybody out there,”
“You’ve got to massage egos, got to deal with all the politics of the whole team. You’re basically already doing it.”
“Obviously, Jason is a guy I think would do well with that,”
Many probably laughed at the proposal of Kidd becoming a head coach this soon in his post-playing career, but recent rumors suggest that his candidacy for the job has gathered momentum.
Kidd retired from the NBA as a member of the New York Knicks, recording a total of 19 seasons in the league.