2012 Coaching Search
stories related to the search for Avery Johnson's replacement
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, the criticism, the early season stumbles.
C.J. McCollum is rehabbing from a broken foot and the Lehigh grad is working as a reporter for NBA.com in the interim. He interviewed Rod Thorn, now President of Basketball Operations for the NBA. They talked about Coach Kidd's prospects.
During the preseason game between the Nets and Heat, Billy King talked with NBA.com's David Aldridge about Mikhail Prokhorov's willingness to spend, the hiring of Jason Kidd, a potential rivalry a potential rivalry with Miami, and team flexibility
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 played for the Nets, tells Stefan Bondy he likes that.
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 minority owner. The Post first reported the deal.
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 calls Kidd's ability to see "the whole court."
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 Kidd and Lawrence Frank at the summer league.
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 development coach. Doug Overton will remain.
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, writes Popper and the Knicks had better replace him.
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 raves for his work with Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe.
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 coach, franchise player, all their point guards!
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 Europe in 2007 and Olympic bronze medal in 2012.
In a particularly rich give-and-take with Ian Eagle, Billy King and Jason Kidd talked about the Nets future --and King's decision to hire Kidd-- before a group of Barclays Center sponsors Tuesday morning. He had good news to report on Andray Blatche.
In an interview with Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto on Good Day New York Monday, Jason Kidd touched on a number of the same issues he talked about at last week's press conference, including his recruitment of Lawrence Frank as his lead assistant.
Tyson Chandler has been Jason Kidd's teammate for two of the past three years, with Dallas and the Knicks. He won the NBA title with Kidd. He knows Kidd's value. He thinks the Nets decision was smart and will help Brooklyn. As for the Knicks ...