Apr 27, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd reacts against the Toronto Raptors during the second quarter in game four of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Kidd wanted Nets to trade Brook Lopez for Larry Sanders


Jason Kidd’s initial season as a head coach with the Brooklyn Nets was a bit of a roller coaster. Little did we know the ride would only get more bumpy come the offseason as Kidd may be on his way to the Milwaukee Bucks organization after failing to receive a basketball operations promotion with the Nets.

Ironically enough, if such a move is made, Jason Kidd will be teaming up with a player he attempted to acquire last season as according to Nets Daily, Kidd asked Brooklyn to trade Brook Lopez in exchange for Larry Sanders.

One of the final straws for Nets ownership came when Jason Kidd advocated for a trade with the Bucks that would sent Brook Lopez and Mirza Teletovic to Milwaukee for the deeply troubled Larry Sanders and Ersan Ilyasova. The suggestion, mostly about Kidd’s belief that Lopez couldn’t fit in his system, was considered and rejected by the Nets brass.

Lopez of course has struggled with foot injuries and has been mildly ineffective when he’s on the court in recent memory, so I’m not sure Kidd was all that wrong in his suggestion that he should be traded. Of course, trading Lopez because he didn’t fit in Kidd’s system is a little outlandish but I don’t see anything wrong with the initial idea.

It was also reported that Kidd was upset with the Brooklyn Nets management in trading for Marcus Thornton, formerly of the Sacramento Kings, as he preferred a ball handler like Jarrett Jack instead of the shot happy Thornton.

Talk about a dysfunctional marriage.

Tags: Brook Lopez Brooklyn Nets Jason Kidd Larry Sanders Milwaukee Bucks

  • Jenffrj

    Jason, we hardly knew ye. In fact, it seems we didn’t know you at all.

  • PedophileStateNittanyLiarz

    The Nets upgraded the head coaching position dramatically and got 2 second rounders in the deal. They FLEECED the Bucks.
    But then who hasn’t?