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2012 Coaching Search

stories related to the search for Avery Johnson's replacement

Kidd wants two more assistants to join him

After getting Eric Hughes and Sean Sweeney to join him in Milwaukee, Jason Kidd has spoken with the two senior NBA assistants remaining from his Nets staff, John Welch and Joe Prunty. Welch is coaching the Nets summer league entry.

Vasquez: Kidd developed coaching "persona"

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.

Thorn on Coach Kidd: "He's going to do great"

C.J. McCollum is rehabbing from a broken foot and the Lehigh grad is working as a reporter for in the interim. He interviewed Rod Thorn, now President of Basketball Operations for the NBA. They talked about Coach Kidd's prospects.

Billy King Talks Nets with David Aldridge

During the preseason game between the Nets and Heat, Billy King talked with'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

Barry happy Nets didn't go with "recycled" coach

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.

Coach K talks about recommending Kidd to King

In an interview with Mike Mazzeo of ESPN, Mike Krzyzewski says he had no problem recommending Jason Kidd to another of his former charges

Ball's in his court: Kidd buys half Jay Z's shares

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.

Do hirings signal analytics shift for Coach Kidd?

Does the hiring of Charles Klask as Nets assistant coach for analytics signal a shift in Nets thinking, that the team is ever so slightly joining the analytics movement? It's the second hiring this summer that suggests that.

For Kidd, new challenges, new pressures

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."

Nets looking at Ron Adams as an assistant?

K.C. Johnson, the respected Chicago Bulls beat writer, says the Nets are among those teams interested in Ron Adams who until July 1 was Tom Thibodeau's top assistant, then was canned unceremoniously by GM Gar Forman.

Lupica: Agent Schwartz pushed Kidd as coach

In an article on Jay-Z's potential as an agent, Mike Lupica writes that "at the start" it was agent Jeff Schwartz's idea to match Jason Kidd with the Nets ... and got Billy King to warm to the idea.

Is Karl's righthand man next for Kidd's staff?

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.

Is Frank highest paid NBA assistant ever?

Ian O'Connor reports that Lawrence Frank is the highest assistant coach in the NBA and one source tells him the former head coach of the Nets and Pistons may the highest paid assistant ever.

Did Mark Cuban Consider Coach Kidd? "Hell No"

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was asked about whether or not he considered hiring Jason Kidd as the team's next head coach and he said, simply, "Hell no."

No surprises as Nets hire Jason Kidd's assistants

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.

Report: Lawrence Frank Agrees to Join Nets Staff

It appears as if Lawrence Frank has agreed to join Jason Kidd on the Nets bench as an assistant coach.

Bondy: Nets to Add Eric Hughes as Assistant Coach

Stefan Bondy is reporting that the Nets are close to adding Raptors assistant coach Eric Hughes to Jason Kidd's staff as an assistant coach.

The other side of the coaching equation

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.

Nets to announce staff "in next couple of days"

Irving on Kidd: Great hire by Nets

Kyrie Irving grew up a Nets fan, modeled his game after their most famous point guard. They even share the same birthday ... 19 years apart. So it's no surprise that the game's best young point guard thinks Jason Kidd was a great hire.

Woj: Nets close to hiring Roy Rogers

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.

Elie Gone? He's recruiting Howard for Houston

If anyone had any doubt that Mario Elie wouldn't be back on the Nets bench next season, he seemed to erase them Thursday night when he made a televised pitch to Dwight Howard on behalf of the Rockets.

With hiring of Kidd, agent's power grows

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!

The NetsDaily Interview: Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd talked about player development, the role of Gerald Wallace, the goals in both the draft and free agency, and how he wants to win a championship --this year. in an interview Wednesday afternoon with NetsDaily.

Chad Ford's latest has Nets taking Snell

Tony Snell is the latest prospect to be taken by the Nets in recent mock drafts by the ESPN Draft writer.

Nets considering Team Russia coach? "Nope"

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.

King was "resistant" to Coach Kidd ... at first

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.

Kidd: "working as hard as I can" on Frank

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.

With Kidd on the job, Nets push for assistants

Jason Kidd was dressed in sweats Monday as the Nets worked out and interviewed six draft prospects, including first round possibilities Tony Mitchell and C.J. Leslie. But the big news may have been going on behind the scenes.

Kidd, D-Will the critical connection

There's no doubt the relationship between Jason Kidd and Deron Williams is critical to the team's success. How much of a change will Williams have to make to have it succeed? Is it about x's and o's or more the "fire in the belly?"

Kidd plus for Nets, minus for Knicks - Chandler

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 ...

What Jason Kidd means to long-time Net fans

Jason Kidd and his return brings joy to long-time Nets fans, but it's not just about nostalgia. It's about hope


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