Jason Kidd and his wife, Porschla Coleman, got a special screening of Matt Damon's new movie, Elysium, Tuesday, complete with popcorn. He liked what he saw, so much so that he sees the possibilities of using the plot as a motivational tool. The Nets new head coach also admits to being a fan of "The Matrix." (Well, he certainly was "The One" when the Keanu Reeves vehicles were released in 1999-2003.)
"I’m a big fan of the 'Matrix," Kidd told The Source. "I thought that was a classic, it kind of gave us something of what the future could be. But also some of the plot of this movie! He’s fighting for what he believes in and so it’s something that hopefully when I see them, now that I’m a coach, I can use this as one of my tools."
Kidd was also asked how his new players would mesh. He was, as ever, optimistic.
"They’ve been great, we got a great group of guys. And so I’m very excited about the veteran guys and I’m looking forward to it," he said. "But you know, when you come to movies like this you pick up different things. So I’m excited to see what this brings."
- Jason Kidd, Tyson Beckford and more attend ‘Elysium’ Special Screening - Jagpal Khahera - The Source
- Jason Kidd will use scifi movies as part of his coaching tools - Brian Erni - SNY Nets
- Jason Kidd using movies like “Matrix,” “Elysium” to motivate Nets - Kurt Helin - NBC Sports
Court Vision: Jason Kidd somehow finds basketball value in Elysium and The Matrix - Rob Mahoney - Sports Illustrated
- Jason Kidd Will Use The Matrix And/Or Elysium As Motivation - Andy Hutchins - Deadspin
LEFTOVERS: Kidd will attempt to motivate by 'Matrix' - Todd Dewey - Las Vegas Review-Journal
- The worst movies to motivate NBA teams - Drew Garrison - SB Nation