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Jason Kidd sees possibilities in motivating via movies

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Jason Kidd and his wife, Porschla Coleman, got a special screening of Matt Damon's new movie, Elysium, Tuesday, complete with popcorn. He liked what he saw, so much so that he sees the possibilities of using the plot as a motivational tool. The Nets new head coach also admits to being a fan of "The Matrix." (Well, he certainly was "The One" when the Keanu Reeves vehicles were released in 1999-2003.)

"I’m a big fan of the 'Matrix," Kidd told The Source. "I thought that was a classic, it kind of gave us something of what the future could be. But also some of the plot of this movie! He’s fighting for what he believes in and so it’s something that hopefully when I see them, now that I’m a coach, I can use this as one of my tools."

Kidd was also asked how his new players would mesh. He was, as ever, optimistic.

"They’ve been great, we got a great group of guys. And so I’m very excited about the veteran guys and I’m looking forward to it," he said. "But you know, when you come to movies like this you pick up different things. So I’m excited to see what this brings."