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Oct 8, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd yells to his team from the sidelines against the Washington Wizards in the first quarter at Verizon Center. The Nets won 111-106 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Kidd wins his coaching debut

Jason Kidd got his first win as the coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and it happened to be his debut with the team. Many have waited since his signing to see how they would do, especially with the blockbuster trade they made earlier in the offseason  that brought them Garnett, Pierce, and Terry. After one game, the Nets didn’t look so bad. Mind you, Tyshawn Taylor led the team with 16 points, and Paul Pierce had four fouls to his three points.

None of the starters played more than 20 minutes of the game, and most of them didn’t play longer than one quarter, aside from PG Shaun Livingston who saw 19 minutes of action. The Nets would eventually top the Washington Wizards in overtime, as they won 111-106.

Among the starters, Brook Lopez had the most points with 15, followed by Kevin Garnett and Livingston with four, Paul Pierce had three, and Joe Johnson had no points in the game.

For the Wizards, Nene put up the most points of the game with 19, and John Wall had a 16/5/8/1 statline in 30 minutes of play.

Kidd and the Brooklyn Nets will come back to the Barclays Center for their next game as they will take on the Detroit Pistons.

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