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07:09 AM ET 06.11 | Particularly in his prime, Jason Kidd worked quickly, and he appears to be doing so after concluding his career. After meeting with Brooklyn Nets management Monday, the head coaching candidacy of [Kidd] has emerged as formidable in possibility, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Kidd has convinced Nets management of his seriousness of committing the time and energy necessary to move into a head coaching job within weeks of his retirement as a 10-time NBA All-Star point guard, league sources said. The Nets could make a decision within the next several days, and Kidd's candidacy has been a consideration for the past two to three weeks, league sources said. Nets ownership has long been intrigued with making a star hire in the coaching spot.

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June 11, 2013  07:47 AM ET
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Kidd needs some time as an assistant coach first. Jumping from playing right into the head coaching role is a bad move. Not sure why Brooklyn would do this. They put together a good team and then to do something amateur like this would be silly.

Why are you so sure it's a bad move? Because its not done this way anymore? Because its outside the box thinking? I'm not 100% positive that Kidd will be a great head coach or the best head coach for this team, but what's the difference between giving Kidd a chance and him not doing well and giving Brian Shaw (or another coach with head coaching experience) a chance and him not doing well?

June 11, 2013  08:32 AM ET

He has been a coach on the court. The Nets are hoping that it translates to a great head coaching career. He might succeed by hiring the right assistant coaches to help him...

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June 11, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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Hollins is available.

This. Never would have guessed Kidd would be a serious candidate, but apparently he blew them away.

June 11, 2013  08:50 AM ET

Kidd has star power. That's why they would consider doing this.

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June 11, 2013  10:05 AM ET

I think he will do just fine....

However we all no he will have some rocky roads to travel....

Since he is so fresh from retirement...

June 11, 2013  10:10 AM ET

it's not that it is an "out of the box idea" but just plain dumb. countless players go from the court/field to coaching.... a logical move. BUT no player in any sport goes from player to HC. i agree that more time as an assistant is required for this to work. and let's be honest.... we've all seen kidd interviewed before and he doesn't seem to be the smartest player on the court. i don't think he's a good fit as HC for any team so early. this has failure written all over it!!

June 11, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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it's not that it is an "out of the box idea" but just plain dumb. countless players go from the court/field to coaching.... a logical move. BUT no player in any sport goes from player to HC. i agree that more time as an assistant is required for this to work. and let's be honest.... we've all seen kidd interviewed before and he doesn't seem to be the smartest player on the court. i don't think he's a good fit as HC for any team so early. this has failure written all over it!!

Bill Russell....

June 11, 2013  10:37 AM ET

No. Please no. They should be more concerned with coaching power than with star power.

June 11, 2013  10:40 AM ET

Most definitely.

June 11, 2013  11:04 AM ET
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What's the difference, really?If you would have read my comment the first sentence would have answered your question: "Kidd needs some time as an assistant coach first." Shaw has been an assistant for years now.Sometimes I think people come on FN just to argue, lol.

Well, some people may come on FN just to argue, but I certainly do not. Simply offering a different view and opinion on the situation.

My point is, there is no more of a guarantee that if Shaw (who has been an assistant coach forever) or Hollins (who has been a good head coach) or whoever else comes into this Nets situation that they will be successful than there is if Kidd gets the job. He may have been a bad person - at times - who you did/do not care for (based on your other comment about his days in Phoenix), but he is a well-respected person in the NBA, he has proven to be a leader of men and he is someone who plays will be able to relate to and will respect. The coaching ranks need some new blood; not the same re-tread coaches.

June 11, 2013  11:05 AM ET
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it's not that it is an "out of the box idea" but just plain dumb. countless players go from the court/field to coaching.... a logical move. BUT no player in any sport goes from player to HC. i agree that more time as an assistant is required for this to work. and let's be honest.... we've all seen kidd interviewed before and he doesn't seem to be the smartest player on the court. i don't think he's a good fit as HC for any team so early. this has failure written all over it!!

This used to happen in sports all the time. There used to be player-coaches often.

And Kidd always seems very intelligent when I see him interviewed or speaking with the media.

June 11, 2013  11:11 AM ET
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I think we are just opining...... My reason for not taking a chance on him is the nets are a win now team,They can't afford to have a guy who's never coached at any level to learn on the job. Can he design an offense? Can he be the boss? Can he communicate with the media? Maybe, maybe not.....but if he fails cause of inexperience, that is a massive amount of payroll to gamble with when there is a guy like hollins out there

I just think that failure due to inexperience and failure due to getting into it with your players (Z-Bo and Bayless) or your ownership (bashing them publicly over the Rudy Gay trade) as in Hollins situation is still failure. Don't get me wrong, I think Hollins is a good coach - as is George Karl. But if you don't get the job done it won't matter if you have one of the greatest win/loss records of all time as a coach or if you have never coached before in your life, you will get canned.

Also, I think that Mark Jackson is a good example (like you brought up). Many people thought he wouldn't be able to be successful because he was never a coach. And yes he watched many, many games as a broadcaster, but I just don't think that the difference between him being a good coach and a bad one is because he called all those games. He is a leader of men, who his players respect and love and he has a great staff. Give J Kidd that opportunity and it could be a very similar situation.

 
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