"Nobody knows if he’s going to be a great coach," Williams said. "It’s going to take him a couple years to adjust. But at the same time, he could be a great coach off the bat.
"It’s a risk, but I think it’s somebody we can grow with. I think it’s somebody we’re definitely going to respect and listen to. And I’m excited about the ways he’s going to help me as a player and a leader."
Williams said he's betting Kidd, his teammate on Team USA's 2008 gold medal team, will become a great coach.
"I think he’s going to be a great coach," Williams said. "He’s probably been coaching on the floor for the last five, six years. And I’ve played with him on the Olympic team (in 2008) and saw how smart he is, saw how he was really coaching us out there."
Brooklyn Nets hiring Jason Kidd a 'risk' but one worth taking says point guard Deron Williams - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News