RUMOR: Jason Kidd ‘would be a terrible choice’ as head coach, per ex-colleague
However, one of Kidd’s ex-colleagues believes that would be a terrible idea.
“I wouldn’t hire Jason Kidd if he was the last coach standing,’’ said an NBA source who has worked with Jason Kidd, via Marc Berman of the New York Post.
“It would be a terrible choice. There’s a reason Milwaukee is in the place where they are right now — coaching.’’
After his Hall of Fame career in the NBA ended, Kidd coached the Nets for one season in 2013-14. He led the club to a regular-season record of 44-38.
In the summer of 2014, the Nets traded Kidd to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 2015 second-round pick and a 2019 second-round pick. The California native went 139-152 with Milwaukee before getting fired in January of 2018.
Kidd is currently an assistant coach on the Los Angeles Lakers, who have the best record in the Western Conference standings. When the Purple and Gold first hired Kidd, some NBA pundits speculated that he would eventually take over for head coach Frank Vogel.
However, it appears Vogel is safe in Los Angeles since the team is doing very well and NBA stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis have a lot of respect for him.
It will be interesting to see if Kidd gets another coaching job in the future. The NBA legend is one of the best point guards of all-time, but clearly he wasn’t the best coach to be around.