Nets’ GM Billy King calls Jason Kidd ‘the one voice right now’


Jan 6, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd coaches against the Atlanta Hawks during the second quarter of a game at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets appear to finally be turning things around. They’ve won seven of their last eight games and got Deron Williams back from an ankle injury in Monday’s 103-80 victory over the New York Knicks.

Jason Kidd, who went through a lot of issues early in the season, is now being backed by Nets’ general manager Billy King.

“I think Jason is really coming into his own and is getting a feel for it,” King said on The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show via Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York. “It’s just not the fact that Lawrence is not there. I think just Jason has a better understanding of managing the game, managing the team. He’s the one voice right now.”

With Williams out for several games this season and center Brook Lopez out for the season, things have been tough for Kidd and the Nets.

“The one thing you got to remember, we were very banged up,” King said. “I don’t care if you had Phil Jackson or Pat Riley sitting there, with the injuries we had, it was hard to win games. You couldn’t put that on [Kidd] as a coach.”

The Nets will host the Orlando Magic Tuesday night at 7:30 pm EST.

Topics: Billy King, Brooklyn Nets, Jason Kidd

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