Kidd wants to be coach of Nets
MIAMI – Jason Kidd is interested in the Brooklyn Nets’ coaching position and plans to talk to the team this week, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday.
Kidd led the Nets to consecutive NBA Finals in 2002-03 as a player and is interested in replacing P.J. Carlesimo, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not discussing its search.
The recently retired point guard’s interest was first reported by Yahoo Sports.
The 40-year-old Kidd ended his career last week after a season with the Knicks, his 19th in the NBA. He is second on the career list in assists and steals.
Kidd has long been considered one of the NBA’s smartest players, and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he would be capable of handling the transition to coaching.
“Well, you know, I think of course it’s an individual thing, but when you’ve played in the league as long as Jason has and played for a number of coaches, he’s pretty much seen everything that the NBA can offer. So he does have experience,” Popovich said before Game 2 of the finals.