2012 Coaching Search
stories related to the search for Avery Johnson's replacement
Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald writes about how great point guards transition from seeing the floor as a player to seeing it as a coach ... and how the difference could be crucial in determining how successful Jason Kidd will be as a head coach.
In an exclusive interview with Mike Lupica Thursday morning, Jason Kidd spoke of how nervous he was on Monday as he arrived at PNY Center or his interview with Billy King. Then, as he got out of the car, things changed. "I felt like I was home."
A compilation entitled, "The Captain Returns," from the time of Jason Kidd's first time as the Nets savior. Enjoy the alley-oops, the touch passes and the sheer fun of it all.
Brian Shaw sat down with Billy King for four hours on Wednesday, a meeting that one insider called "very good." For Shaw, it was an attempt to catch up to front-runner Jason Kidd. Mikhail Prokhorov sent a private jet to fetch Shaw Tuesday night.
Chris Broussard says Jason Kidd is "clearly the front-runner" for the Nets job, that while they're giving Brian Shaw "a fair showing," Kidd checks off a lot of the boxes in the Nets search, primarily that owner Mikhail Prokhorov wants a "sexy hire."
Right after Jason Kidd announced his retirement, Dave D'Alessandro wrote it would be a grand idea if the Nets hired their greatest player ever ... but NOT as head coach. Now, Dave D writes Kidd as head coach is a big risk, particularly for Billy King
Joseph Gambardello of the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting the Nets coaching search is all but over, that contracts talks are underway with Jason Kidd. Gambardello adds the term of his contract will be three years and will be announced soon.
Various reports suggest that despite the questions on Jason Kidd's readiness as an NBA head coach, the Nets have been most impressed by how much their former point guard wants the job and he was willing to leave so much money on the table.
Brian Shaw is scheduled to meet with Billy King Wednesday as the Nets seemingly narrow their choices to him and Jason Kidd. On Monday, Shaw was in L.A., where he won seven rings, for a meeting with Clipper management and dinner with Donardl Sterling
No one is saying no. After meeting with Jason Kidd, Nets management sees the future Hall of Famer as both "strong" and "formidable" candidate for the head coaching job, reports Adrian Wojnarowski. Fred Kerber calls him the "leading" candidate.