Dec. 26, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA: New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd (5) against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets Name Jason Kidd Head Coach

Well, if you wan’t something bad enough you can get it. Recently retired NBA player Jason Kidd has just shown us all that. Kidd officially retired from playing on June 3, 2013, but it was just a week later that he expressed interest in the Brooklyn Nets head coaching job and he immediately became a serious candidate and front-runner for the job, despite never having any head coaching experience.

Kidd called the Nets franchise home longer than any other franchise in his career, and now he will get a chance to lead that team to glory from the bench.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports had the report:

Jason Kidd has reached an agreement in principle to become the coach of the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. A formal announcement is expected soon and a news conference to introduce Kidd in Brooklynwill likely happen before the end of the week. Kidd’s contract is expected to be guaranteed for three seasons with a possible fourth-year team option, league sources said.

There will be a lot of criticism of the Nets for this decision and you can expect a wild circus from the New York media.

If the Nets really wanted to have Kidd on board as a coach, they would have been wise to sign him on as an assistant coach for at least a year before turning the team over to him. This could prove to be a monumental mistake for the franchise.

It will be interesting to see how the New York tabloids handle this one.

What do you think of the Kidd hiring? Was it a good or bad move by the Nets? Sound off in the comments section and share your thoughts.

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  • David

    It’s a curious hire, looks like mark jackson has started a new trend to become an NBA coach, retired player straight to head coach.