Things aren’t exactly going well for first year head coach Jason Kidd and his Brooklyn Nets.
Not only were the Nets embarrassed at by the Denver Nuggets 111-87 to fall to 5-13 on the season, but Kidd “re-assigned” his top assistant, Lawerence Frank. Frank also was Kidd’s head coach when Kidd played for the Nets.
On Wednesday, Kidd fielded questions about Frank.
Kidd told reporters Frank was “working” and “doing his reports.”
Frank will now apparently watch Nets’ games and prepare reports for the team on the games rather than actually coach from the sideline.
“L’s still working, so there’s no disappointment,” Kidd told Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York. “We move on.”
There has reportedly been friction between Kidd and Frank and the players could sense it.
If Kidd wants to get the negative attention off of him, he has to win.
However, that is easier said than done.
“I think that when you look at it, communication is the first start to anything offensively and defensively,” Kidd said. “So with some new pieces, with injuries, there’s always a lag time. So right now they’re doing great things; it’s just the small things in the sense of just finishing the play, could be as simple as getting the rebound, and that’s what we have to work on.”