I'm still in disbelief over this whole debacle. People keep talking about Kidd's "Power Move" to gain more control within the organization because he's some kind of megalomaniac and doesn't care about the Nets. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
All reports state that he wanted to have a more solid long-term plan and that our organization was acting too opportunistic with the players we were bringing in. Considering our seemingly loaded roster consists of players all well past their prime that seems like a fair assessment. I don't see how working towards long-term sustainable success could be considered bad for the organization. Granted, he did want more control over personnel but SO WHAT?! He was the COACH. He needs players that he can coach and who will be unselfish enough to sacrifice personal goals in favor of wins.
Loading our roster with big-time personalities might seem like an awesome plan, but in reality it takes a level-headed coach to keep all of those personalities in check and moving towards a common goal. The only reason that the roster coalesced after Brook went down is because of KIDD. The only reason we played the beautiful basketball we were capable of in the second half of the season is because Kidd consistently preached constant ball movement, something you only see elsewhere in Greg Popovich's Spurs (who by the way are the model of long-term planning and consistency). Do you really think that the Spurs would be 5-time champs without Popovich keeping them in check? Do you really think that GM's and owners are the ones responsible for championships? Do you really think all it takes is a loaded roster with star players to win?
We had a system of basketball with JKidd, something other organizations thought they could replicate just by hiring rookie head coaches in the same way. It wasn't the fact that we just hired someone fresh out of the league. It was that we hired someone who does not cater to stars and who demands effort on a nightly basis. Someone who understands that the goal is to put the ball in the basket and the ball needs to move to find the opening for that opportunity. We were best when we were unselfish and now I can't guarantee that we will stay unselfish because we have a plethora of selfish personalities. I hope all you "fans" are happy now that Kidd is gone because it's clear that the GAME OF BASKETBALL consists of nothing more than money and starpower to you guys.