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07:06 AM ET 06.12 | Second acts are nothing new in athlete's lives, but rarely do they threaten to come as quickly as Jason Kidd's. Making Kidd the coach just weeks after he walked out of the Knicks' locker room in Indianapolis and retired as a player would not be the most radical transaction in the history of the N.B.A., much less the country. That does not mean it would be the best choice for the Nets. ... Even at the advanced playing age of 40, Kidd has provided reasons to wonder just how much of a grown-up he really is outside the lines. This is a man who, last July, drove his car into a light pole, reportedly after a night of drinking, and has been accused of everything from chronic coach killing to domestic abuse.

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June 12, 2013  08:11 AM ET

Looks like the NY Times opposes this move...

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June 12, 2013  08:19 AM ET
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His off the court actions have been an embarrassment and a true indicator of his immaturity.

Your concern is warranted. As recent as last summer he drove drunk and crashed his SUV. But if y're the Nets it's no brainer to take a chance on him. His great play and experience may lead up to something good.

June 12, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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His off the court actions have been an embarrassment and a true indicator of his immaturity.

Really? Please tell us of your stellar reputation off the court, on the court, in court, outside of court, after drinking a court, and while courting.

June 12, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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Really? Please tell us of your stellar reputation off the court, on the court, in court, outside of court, after drinking a court, and while courting.

You can't handle the truth!!!

June 12, 2013  09:20 AM ET

When you think about it how is giving Jason Kidd a head coaching shot anymore mind boggling than these coaches who have proven themselves over and and over to be losers, continuing to land jobs? Think about it. PJ Carlissimo, Flip Saunders, Bernie Bickerstaff, Doug Collins, LAWRENCE FRANK. Can J Kidd really be any worse than those guys?

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June 12, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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Does anyone know what system he runs? What defense he employs? How players who were former colleges will relate to him? Can he draw up a play? Can he budget minutes and a rotation?He might be a great coach one day.....But this expensive team with a lot of veterans need an experienced coach

His motivation to coach actually came from working for Woody last season. Seeing how tactless Woody is he thought to himself he can't be any worse...

June 12, 2013  10:38 AM ET
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His motivation to coach actually came from working for Woody last season. Seeing how tactless Woody is he thought to himself he can't be any worse...

Do you think Woody lasts the season next year?

June 12, 2013  11:23 AM ET
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When you think about it how is giving Jason Kidd a head coaching shot anymore mind boggling than these coaches who have proven themselves over and and over to be losers, continuing to land jobs? Think about it. PJ Carlissimo, Flip Saunders, Bernie Bickerstaff, Doug Collins, LAWRENCE FRANK. Can J Kidd really be any worse than those guys?

Yes.

June 12, 2013  12:19 PM ET
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Yes.

Ha ha ha ha ha. Sheesh!

June 12, 2013  12:25 PM ET

That is not a fair assessment of those coaches...and coincidentally, Lawrence Frank coached Jason Kidd and the Nets to a record win streak in his coaching debut! Those guys are all good coaches who weren't always in the best situations to succeed, but have all had some level of success. But to give a player with 0 actual coaching experience, fresh off of a retirement a shot at a head coaching job before actual head coaches and some great assistants and HOF coaches currently looking for jobs.............I can just say, good luck Brooklyn.....

June 12, 2013  12:27 PM ET
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When you think about it how is giving Jason Kidd a head coaching shot anymore mind boggling than these coaches who have proven themselves over and and over to be losers, continuing to land jobs? Think about it. PJ Carlissimo, Flip Saunders, Bernie Bickerstaff, Doug Collins, LAWRENCE FRANK. Can J Kidd really be any worse than those guys?

Totally agree...The revolving chair of coaching in the NBA is ridiculous. How about teams try some fresh new faces once and a while. Seemed to work for Indy this year...and OKC the last couple of years. Brian Shaw and Patrick Ewing have been assistants for ever why not let one of those guys give it a try? I get tired of hearing about the same old predictable list of replacements every year.

June 12, 2013  12:29 PM ET

He will work for Fries.

June 12, 2013  12:30 PM ET
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That is not a fair assessment of those coaches...and coincidentally, Lawrence Frank coached Jason Kidd and the Nets to a record win streak in his coaching debut! Those guys are all good coaches who weren't always in the best situations to succeed, but have all had some level of success. But to give a player with 0 actual coaching experience, fresh off of a retirement a shot at a head coaching job before actual head coaches and some great assistants and HOF coaches currently looking for jobs.............I can just say, good luck Brooklyn.....

But why do they get so many chances to fail? In so many different locations...I'm not saying that JKidd will be a great coach but it would be nice if owners gave some new guys a shot. Mark Jackson was apparently going to be a terrible coach for GS this year because he had no prior coaching experience and he seems to be doing ok.

 
June 12, 2013  01:14 PM ET
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Do you think Woody lasts the season next year?

Nah... I don't think he'll survive. His offense is basically D'Antoni's - living and dying by three's. The defense is not consistent and his rotations are straight up Ludacris. I totally believe if he'd played Cope and brought along Shump slowly Knicks will be in the final by now... he blew it in the playoffs like he did in Atlanta.

If you season coaching Woody's the man.. if you dream playoff success forget it. Kidd will be a better coach than Woody fo sho.

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