stories related to the search for Avery Johnson's replacement

Kidd wants two more assistants to join him


After getting Eric Hughes and Sean Sweeney to join him in Milwaukee, Jason Kidd has spoken with the two senior NBA assistants remaining from his Nets staff, John Welch and Joe Prunty. Welch is...

Vasquez: Kidd developed coaching "persona"


Andy Vasquez writes Sunday about the growth of Jason Kidd as a coach, even though he says "I’m still 6-3 1/2. I still weigh 225. So did I grow? No." Of course, he admits he did, despite the doubt,...

Thorn on Coach Kidd: "He's going to do great"


C.J. McCollum is rehabbing from a broken foot and the Lehigh grad is working as a reporter for in the interim. He interviewed Rod Thorn, now President of Basketball Operations for the NBA....

Billy King Talks Nets with David Aldridge


During the preseason game between the Nets and Heat, Billy King talked with's David Aldridge about Mikhail Prokhorov's willingness to spend, the hiring of Jason Kidd, a potential rivalry a...

Barry happy Nets didn't go with "recycled" coach


One of the things the Nets' ownership liked about Jason Kidd was that he is fresh face, not someone else's failure or an assistant who had never got the big job.Rick Barry, the Hall of Famer who...

Coach K talks about recommending Kidd to King


In an interview with Mike Mazzeo of ESPN, Mike Krzyzewski says he had no problem recommending Jason Kidd to another of his former charges

Ball's in his court: Kidd buys half Jay Z's shares


A Nets source tells NetsDaily that Jay Z is selling half his shares in the team to Jason Kidd, the team's new head coach. The cost: $500,000. The other half of Jay Z's stake has been purchased by a...

Do hirings signal analytics shift for Coach Kidd?


Does the hiring of Charles Klask as Nets assistant coach for analytics signal a shift in Nets thinking, that the team is ever so slightly joining the analytics movement? It's the second hiring this...

For Kidd, new challenges, new pressures


Jan Hubbard, writing for Sheridan Hoops, discusses Jason Kidd's ability to dissect the strengths and weaknesses of the coaches he worked under ... and the respect given him as a teammate, what he...

Nets looking at Ron Adams as an assistant?


K.C. Johnson, the respected Chicago Bulls beat writer, says the Nets are among those teams interested in Ron Adams who until July 1 was Tom Thibodeau's top assistant, then was canned...


Lupica: Agent Schwartz pushed Kidd as coach


In an article on Jay-Z's potential as an agent, Mike Lupica writes that "at the start" it was agent Jeff Schwartz's idea to match Jason Kidd with the Nets ... and got Billy King to warm to the idea.

Is Karl's righthand man next for Kidd's staff?


Stefan Bondy and Tim Bontemps tweeted Sunday that the man who sat next to Jason Kidd in Orlando is likely to join the Nets staff as an assistant. Former Nuggets assistant John Welch, 50, sat with...

Is Frank highest paid NBA assistant ever?


Ian O'Connor reports that Lawrence Frank is the highest assistant coach in the NBA and one source tells him the former head coach of the Nets and Pistons may the highest paid assistant ever.

Did Mark Cuban Consider Coach Kidd? "Hell No"


Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was asked about whether or not he considered hiring Jason Kidd as the team's next head coach and he said, simply, "Hell no."

No surprises as Nets hire Jason Kidd's assistants


The Nets on Friday announced the make-up of Jason Kidd's coaching staff and there no surprises: Lawrence Frank will be Kidd's lead assistant; Roy Rogers will be the big man coach and Eric Hughes as...

Report: Lawrence Frank Agrees to Join Nets Staff


It appears as if Lawrence Frank has agreed to join Jason Kidd on the Nets bench as an assistant coach.

Bondy: Nets to Add Eric Hughes as Assistant Coach


Stefan Bondy is reporting that the Nets are close to adding Raptors assistant coach Eric Hughes to Jason Kidd's staff as an assistant coach.

The other side of the coaching equation


Steve Popper writes the Nets' gain is the stealth loss for the Knicks. Jason Kidd may have ended his season --and his playing career-- with some miserable shooting. But his loss will be felt,...

Nets to announce staff "in next couple of days"


Asked about the Nets progress in assembling a coaching staff for Jason Kidd, Billy King suggested an announcement could very well come this week. Rod Boone tweeted.. Billy King on Jason Kidd...

Irving on Kidd: Great hire by Nets


Kyrie Irving grew up a Nets fan, modeled his game after their most famous point guard. They even share the same birthday ... 19 years apart. So it's no surprise that the game's best young point...

Woj: Nets close to hiring Roy Rogers


Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Jason Kidd is close to hiring his first assistant coach, Roy Rogers, who worked with the Nets under Lawrence Frank, then followed Frank to Detroit, where he won...

Elie Gone? He's recruiting Howard for Houston


If anyone had any doubt that Mario Elie wouldn't be back on the Nets bench next season, he seemed to erase them Thursday night when he made a televised pitch to Dwight Howard on behalf of the Rockets.

With hiring of Kidd, agent's power grows


With the hiring of Jason Kidd, his agent Jeff Schwartz becomes an even more powerful player in the Nets fortunes. He has no official title but Schwartz's Excel Management now represents their head...

The NetsDaily Interview: Jason Kidd


Jason Kidd talked about player development, the role of Gerald Wallace, the goals in both the draft and free agency, and how he wants to win a championship --this year. in an interview Wednesday...

Chad Ford's latest has Nets taking Snell


Tony Snell is the latest prospect to be taken by the Nets in recent mock drafts by the ESPN Draft writer.

Nets considering Team Russia coach? "Nope"


David Blatt is a Boston native, Princeton graduate and veteran European coach who's coached Euroleague teams in Israel, Russia, Turkey, Greece and italy as well as Team Russia, where he won FIBA...

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