Coach Kidd hit the airwaves Friday, talks Deron Williams, Mikhail Prokhorov, suiting up

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Jason Kidd spent much of his morning talking to New York and national sportscasters about his vision for the Nets and how he will work with his friend and former Team USA teammate, Deron Williams.

Kidd spoke with Dan Patrick on the NBC Sports Network, Boomer and Carton on WFAN and Mike and Mike on ESPN Radio.

Among the issues Kidd talked about was how he and Deron Williams would operate as coach and point guard.

"We do have a friendship, but this is also — he’s the player and I’m the coach," Kidd said of Williams. "He’s got to trust that I’m doing the right thing, and I think he does."

He also compared Mark Cuban and Mikhail Prokhorov, who he has yet to meet. (He did tell Patrick he has met "Dmitry," meaning Dmitry Razumov, Prokhorov's No. 2.)

"I’m not comparing him to Cuban, but I would think that they’re very close," said Kidd who recently mended his relationship with the Mavs owner. "They’re very competitive. They want to win. I got to see Cuban up close and what drives him, so I would think the same thing for Prokhorov."

Kidd also named the top players he went up against in his career: John Stockton, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Tim Duncan and Shaquille O'Neal.

He also put to rest the idea that he could suit up at some point in his career, saying he is "fully committed to coaching."

Later, Billy King spoke with Joe and Evan on WFAN. On the assistant coach search, King said "there are guys we have targeted and we will move as quickly as we can ... Some names are true, some are false."

King also said that Kidd will coach the Nets summer league team in Orlando.

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