Jason Kidd has been hired as coach of the Brooklyn Nets, nine days after ending a 19-year playing career during which the former point guard established himself as one of the National Basketball Association’s most successful on-court leaders.
Jason Kidd is being considered for the Brooklyn Nets’ coaching vacancy after ending his 19-year National Basketball Association playing career, USA Today said, citing an unidentified person with knowledge of the search.
New York Knicks General Manager Glen Grunwald said that the future is bright for the team with this season’s oldest National Basketball Association roster, which lost in the second round of the playoffs to the Indiana Pacers.
The New York Knicks stayed alive in the playoffs with an 85-75 home win against the Indiana Pacers, while the San Antonio Spurs reached the Western Conference finals with a series-clinching victory at Golden State.
If anyone can relate to Jason Collins, it’s Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts, a former National Basketball Association chief marketing officer who says the first openly gay male athlete in a major U.S. team sport can cash in by coming out.