Even though Jason Kidd was only with the New Jersey Nets for four and a half years, he managed to become the greatest player in the franchise’s history. Unfortunately, that says just as much about Kidd as it does the history of this abysmal organization. Now he has a chance to become the team’s greatest coach and save team from mediocrity once again.
A lot of people are skeptical about his coaching abilities, but I personally don’t care. As a long-time Nets fan, I’m just happy he’s back. I’d rather have him than all these other old dudes floating around on the waiver wire. Heck, I even think the team should bring back more Net “legends.” Here’s who:
Lawrence Frank – Position: Assistant Coach
I will start here because Kidd is actually trying to recruit him. He still looks like a little boy wearing his dad’s oversized suit on the sidelines, but the guy sure knows his X’s and O’s. He was basically Kidd’s assistant when they went to the finals in 2002 anyway.
Kenyon Martin – Position: Player
The Bad Ass Yellow Boy would add some much needed toughness and passion off the bench. Brook Lopez is an excellent player, but he lacks a fire on the defensive end. It’s understandable though; he grew up playing against his less talented twin brother Sideshow Rob(in).
Jason Collins – Position: Twin Counselor
Jason knows the ins and outs of playing in the NBA with a lesser twin. That’s two knocks against Sideshow Rob in one article. I wonder if people actually call him that. Or Rob Lo(we).
Kendall Gill – Position: Team Stylist
Kendall Gill was a smooth operator on and off the court. He always looked as if he was freshly plucked off the set of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Check out this this picture, that is one beautiful man. He could definitely help Deron Williams out with his war on sideburns.
Jayson Williams -- Position: Legal Adviser
He managed to only spend 18 months in jail for what was ruled accidental manslaughter. He did manage to tack on another eight for a DWI charge though. Either way, the guy knows how to get around the law and as long as Andray Blatche in on the team, it might be good to have Jayson on speed dial.
Keith Van Horn – Position: Motivational Speaker
Because who has done more with less? He actually finished fifth in scoring in 1999. In the damn entire league. What a down year for the NBA that must’ve been. If nothing else, maybe he can convince someone to bring back the super high white socks look.
Derrick Coleman – Position: Scared Straight Program Coordinator
Although Coleman was a solid player for the Nets, he is mostly remembered for getting fat and calling Karl Malone an Uncle Tom. And even though he earned more than $87 million dollars in his NBA career, he filed for bankruptcy back in 2010. If his story doesn’t scare a rookie into working, nothing will.