It’s not exactly shocking news given Kidd’s lack of experience, but according to a report from Newsday, the newly appointed head coach of the Brooklyn Nets will hone his skills in the Orlando Summer League.
“I think it’s the best thing to get right into it,” Kidd said on ESPN Radio. “I know that a lot of times head coaches don’t coach summer league. But this gives me time to work on different parts of the game, learning to be a coach, also my philosophy and plays and the defensive stuff that I’ll get to put in as my system.
“So, I get to see if it works. If it doesn’t work, [then see] what changes I have to make and work from there.”
The Orlando Summer League runs from July 7th to July 12th and will feature the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers, and Utah Jazz. Each team will play four games in the five day period with July 12th being the “Championship” game, a new addition to the league this year.