Jason Kidd has been the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets for a total of 28 games so far, but it has not gone well to say the least. They currently sit 9-19 on the season, and they are in serious danger of missing the playoffs.
Jason Kidd has not done a good job getting the most out of a talented roster, and the whole thing has been a disaster. It would be a bold move for Mikhail Prokhorov and Billy King to admit that they made a mistake and bring in someone else, but it looks like it could be happening soon. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Nets could be looking for a new coach if they don’t turn things around soon:
As the Nets have devolved into chaos, Kidd has increasingly isolated himself within the locker room and organization, sources told Yahoo Sports. From management to players, Kidd has shown an inability to manage crisis and keep the respect of his players.
Here’s the question management is grappling with: Does Brooklyn start unloading its star players and stay the course with the coach, or unload the coach and let someone else manage these star players?
The loss of center Brook Lopez doesn’t deliver Kidd the guarantee of surviving his first season. Whatever the dismal Atlantic Division standings say about the Nets trailing first place by only three games, Kidd won’t reach the All-Star break without restoring order to his team.
Even if they are able to squeak into the playoffs as an eighth seed, they are without their best player in Brook Lopez, so they will likely see a first round exit. GM Billy King said they have a one year window to win a title, so this experience would be a huge failure. The report states that he has lost his players, and that he may be trying to force his way out.
The Nets could go on a run if they can get the right system and stay healthy, so changing coaches could be the best option here. If I were the Nets’ management, I would call Lionel Hollings and George Karl and see if they are busy.