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 Set to Hire Jason Kidd as Head Coach

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You don’t play in the NBA for nearly 20 years and at 40-years-old unless you love the game. And you sure as hell don’t push for a head coaching position less than two weeks after retirement unless you love the game. Jason Kidd really loves the game.

So much so that he’s convinced the Brooklyn Nets that he’s capable of leading their team to a title, as the two are reportedly in contract negotiations.

Former NBA star Jason Kidd is in line to become coach of the Brooklyn Nets for the next three years, a source familiar with the negotiations tells The Inquirer.

Final details of the contract are being worked out, but an announcement is expected this week, the source said.

Via Joseph A. Gambardello |

Personally, I feel Kidd would be a prime candidate for breaking the mold of great players that turn into horrible coaches. He’s always played the game with an unparallelled intelligence and it’s hard to see that not translating to the sidelines.

However, taking his first job from the Nets brass? Questionable at the very least. They expect to win now, and it’s not like they’ve exactly shown a capacity for patience with their coaching staff as of late.

Best of luck, Kidd.

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