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Adrian Wojnarowski: Jason Kidd could be hired by the end of the week


According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Brooklyn Nets may hire Jason Kidd as the team's next head coach by the end of the week. Fred Kerber first reported Tuesday morning that Kidd was the leading candidate.

Woj writes:

Nets ownership has told league associates that it wants a "fresh face," as coach, and the hiring of Kidd would give them a star quality that comes with significant risk for a franchise with a mandate to complete for championships in the short term.

He went on to say that the two sides are possibly in the midst of contract talks at this moment.

Woj also reported it's "unclear" that Nets will still interview with Brian Shaw Wednesday, but Stefan Bondy reports that the rumor is not true and the Nets are still going to meet with Shaw.

A league source confirms the Nets will interview Shaw Wednesday. In fact, Marc Stein says nothing has changed.

Woj also notes that they're looking at Lawrence Frank and Roy Rogers as possible assistant coaches. However, subsequent reports have Rogers going to Phoenix.. Later, Woj added another name to the mix of assistant coaches.

Meanwhile, Stan Van Gundy isn’t sold on the idea of Kidd stepping off the court into the coaching ranks, Kurt Helin reports for NBC Sports. The former Heat and Magic coach was on the Amani & Eytan show on NBC Sports Radio and was no fan of this move.

“There are so many people out there who have great experience in coaching,” Van Gundy said. “To go for a guy who has never coached anywhere at any level to me is mind boggling. And, if you decide to do that as a front office guy, your job will be on the line and should be on the line if it doesn’t work out."

Another out-of-work coach disagrees.

Finally, there was this tweet from T.J. Kidd. In reaction to a fan's picture of a New York Nets t-shirt with "Kidd" on the back, Kidd's son replied, "It could happen."

  • Jason Kidd leading candidate to become Brooklyn Nets coach - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports
  • Shaw still to get meeting, but 'Russians on board' with Kidd as Nets coach - Fred Kerber & Tim Bontemps - New York Post
  • Jason Kidd pursuing Brooklyn Nets' head coaching job, sources say - Marc Stein - ESPN
  • Kidd Impresses Nets, Boosting Chances to Become Coach - Howard Beck - New York Times
  • Jason Kidd closing in on Brooklyn Nets head coaching job - Sean Deveney - The Sporting News
  • Jason Kidd meets with Nets GM Billy King about coaching vacancy - Rod Boone - Newsday
  • Jason Kidd moves to front of line for Nets coaching vacancy - Rod Boone - Newsday
  • Source: Jason Kidd to Nets Not Done, But ‘Close’ - Josh Newman - SNY Nets
  • Rumor: Kidd Offered Nets job - Moke Hamilton - SNY Nets
  • Report: Kidd “strong frontrunner” for Nets job; Stan Van Gundy not sold on move - Kurt Helin - NBC Sports
  • Report: Interest ‘Mutual’ Between Jason Kidd, Nets In Coaching Search - WFAN
  • Kidd could be hired by end of the week, no offer yet - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game