Patrick Ewing’s Son Mad Jason Kidd Named Brooklyn Nets Coach

Nov. 19, 2012; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Georgetown Hoyas former player and former NBA player Patrick Ewing attends the game against the UCLA Bruins at the Legends Classic at Barclays Center. Georgetown won 78-70.Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Former New York Knicks great Patrick Ewing has spent the past ten seasons as an assistant coach, splitting time between the Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic.

Just days ago, Ewing finally moved on from just the “assistant” role as the Charlotte Bobcats hired him to be their associate head coach, but despite the elevated title, Ewing has never really had much consideration as a head coach despite a clear interest.

So when Jason Kidd, who retired about seven hours ago, was named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets earlier this evening, it didn’t exactly sit well with Ewing’s son, Patrick Ewing Jr:

For real though I’m mad J Kidd got a head coaching job a year after retiring n my pops been coaching 10 years n barely gets a look

Of course, once that was re-tweeted a few thousand times, Ewing backtracked a bit, attempting to defuse the situation:

That being said I hope j Kidd does great I’m glad the nets brought him back. I love the Knicks but the best offer they had was NBDL HC?

And then this:

Not even just my dad though there are more qualified coaches out there not just my dad.

In fairness to the younger Ewing, he does have a point though Kidd’s situation does have a few unique caveats, such as Kidd being a former Net.

Still, after ten years on the bench and a should be hall of fame playing career, you’d think Ewing would get a bit more love in the coaching carousel.

Topics: Brooklyn Nets, Jason Kidd, Patrick Ewing, Patrick Ewing Jr.

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