Jason Kidd opens up on what it would mean to him to coach LeBron James, Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to make a coaching change after this season, and one of the leading candidates to replace Luke Walton should he get fired is former Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd.
Kidd has already heard the rumors, and in his recent interview with ESPN, he said that it will be a great opportunity to call the shots for the ‘best basketball franchise in the world.’ Moreover, he pointed out that he’s excited about the possibility to coach four-time MVP LeBron James.
“When you talk about the best player in the world, you always are going to say yes because as a coach or as a teammate, he’s always going to make you better because you’re going to work. As a coach, X and Os, you got to be on point. And as a teammate, you’re going to work extremely hard because you know he’s going to need you to make that shot or come up with a defensive play. And so, that would be a great honor to coach any elite basketball player, and I’ve got that opportunity in Giannis. And hopefully somewhere down the road, I can have another star.”
Jason Kidd’s tenure with the Bucks was rather short, as misunderstandings with the management forced the team to part ways with him.
There has been no clear indication if he’s already going to be the Lakers coach next season, as other candidates include Tyronn Lue, Doc Rivers and Mike Kryzewski.
The decision on whether or not Walton will be replaced is expected to come out within days after the regular season ends.