Jason Kidd clarifies himself about desire to coach Warriors
With his recent declaration of his desire to coach the Golden State Warriors once Steve Kerr’s time is done, Jason Kidd now appears to be putting on the breaks a bit. In a follow-up statement, Kidd tried to downplay all the speculation — and backlash — claiming that his earlier assertion was simply a joke.
“I’d like to clarify that my comments about coaching the Warriors were taken out of context as I was making a joke during the interview,” said Kidd, per Dan Feldman of NBC Sports. “The Warriors have a great coach in Steve Kerr.”
After parting ways with the Milwaukee Bucks in January of this year, Kidd is surely eyeing his next coaching job, and hopes that it comes sooner rather than later. In four years with the Bucks, Kidd was able to amass a .478 record with the club, and was just nine games short of 300 wins.
Kidd also led the Bucks to the Playoffs twice during his tenure. These were in 2015 and in 2017, which both resulted in first-round exits. The front office finally decided to pulled the plug on the partnership prior to last season’s All-Star break, and Kidd has been jobless since.
Being a Bay Area native himself, Kidd probably envisions himself as the ideal successor to Kerr. Whether or not the Warriors organization will take him seriously is an altogether different matter.