Brooklyn Nets’ Head Coach Jason Kidd’s second career got off to a rough start. Just months after playing the final game of his NBA career for the New York Knicks, Kidd was surprisingly hired as the head coach for the team is most well-known for playing for in the Nets (They, of course, were the New Jersey Nets when Kidd played).
Early in the year, Kidd was caught purposely spilling a drink onto the court in order to get a stop in play when his team was out of timeouts. He had numerous anonymous scouts tell reporters that he had no idea what he was doing as a coach, demoted his former head coach, Lawrence Frank and his Nets got off to an absolutely brutal start, opening the season with a 10-21 record.
Since then, Kidd has been given a vote of confidence by Nets’ General Manager Billy King, has led Nets to wins in 13 of their last 18 games to improve to 23-26 and was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for the month of January.
Kidd now appears to be having fun and showed off his three-point skills by partaking in the same kind of shootout that his All-Star guard Joe Johnson will take part in Saturday night.